Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event
Friday, September 11th, 2015 3:17pm CDTCategories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
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IDW Publishing wrote:IDW Teams With Archie Comics To Celebrate 75 Years Of Archie!
Slew Of IDW/Archie Crossover Covers Coming This December
San Diego, CA (September 10, 2015) – Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, is marking their 75th anniversary in 2016. And to help ring in this monumental occasion, IDW Publishing is celebrating their publishing partner in the form of Archie tribute covers throughout the month of December. Eight different IDW titles will feature variant Archie tribute covers, many of which are illustrated by fan-favorite Archie artists.
“We have a long-standing and wonderful partnership with the great people at IDW,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “It makes perfect sense to team with them to celebrate this epic anniversary and invite so many beloved, timeless properties to the party.”
“Archie Comics’ contribution to the world of pop culture is staggering,” said IDW President, Greg Goldstein. “They publish one of the most important and iconic brands in history and they do it in a way that makes EVERYONE smile. IDW is pleased and proud to celebrate this milestone with these classic characters with covers that pay tribute to Archie’s special history.”
Look for these very special IDW December releases featuring the commemorative IDW/Archie Comics mash-up covers:
BACK TO THE FUTURE #3 by Fernando Ruiz
EMPIRE: UPRISING #7 by Barry Kitson
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #10 by Tania del Rio
JUDGE DREDD: MEGA-CITY ZERO #1 by Francesco Francavilla
STAR TREK #52 by Dan Parent
TRANSFORMERS #48 by Andrew Pepoy
THE X-FILES: SEASON 11 #5 by Robert Hack
ANGRY BIRDS: SUPER ANGRY BIRDS #4 by Dan Parent
IDW Publishing would like to wish Archie, Betty, Veronica and everyone at Archie Comics a very Happy 75th Birthday!
You'll be able to pick up this variant through your comics retailer this December, and as always, keep it here at Seibertron for all the latest Transformers comics news.
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Posted by Shockwave7 on September 11th, 2015 @ 4:57pm CDT
The Mr. Lodge I remember from the comic books would probably not have let Veronica out of the house in that dress though
Posted by Seibertron on September 12th, 2015 @ 1:14am CDT
Posted by Emerje on September 12th, 2015 @ 4:46am CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:The Mr. Lodge I remember from the comic books would probably not have let Vanessa out of the house in that dress though
Or Veronica either.
Not sure exactly what the girls are supposed to be doing on that cover. Their best Matrix bullet dodges perhaps?
Posted by Tigertrack on September 12th, 2015 @ 6:16am CDT
Fun stuff! Where's Jughead?
Posted by Nerv103 on September 12th, 2015 @ 8:47am CDT
Archie Comics was recently rebooted with "modern" versions and storylines for the main cast (kind of giving it a teenage Soap Opera feel):
http://www.comicbookresources.com/comic ... omics-2015
He had a crossover with Predator:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... w&id=26155
And has entered the horror genre:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... w&id=17581
and the X-Files cover looks like it features Sabrina from her new series:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... w&id=23973
Posted by Optimum Supreme on September 13th, 2015 @ 4:18pm CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:I read Archie all the time when I was a kid. Nice that it's still around. But didn't they 'kill' him in one issue, having him take a bullet for some social issue or other? Well, I suppose death in comic books is hardly permanent.
That was some non-canon story about the future of the characters, like Dark Knight Returns. Only stupid. er.