Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event

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In a press release received from IDW Publishing, information has been made available in regards to a special celebration of Archie's 75th anniversary. Coming in December, several IDW publications will feature special variant covers featuring Archie characters, including The Transformers #48. A large image of this cover found on Entertainment Weekly's website is mirrored below, followed by a sampling of text from the Press Release.

Transformers News: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event

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!


Transformers News: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event

Transformers News: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event

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.

Credit(s): IDW Publishing


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Re: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (1725592)
Posted by Shockwave7 on September 11th, 2015 @ 4:57pm CDT
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.

The Mr. Lodge I remember from the comic books would probably not have let Veronica out of the house in that dress though ;)
Re: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (1725685)
Posted by Seibertron on September 12th, 2015 @ 1:14am CDT
C'mon! Where's the Archie meets the Transformers crossover special? If Frank Castle can do it, so can Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the rest of the crew!
Re: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (1725699)
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?

Emerje
Re: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (1725708)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 12th, 2015 @ 6:16am CDT
Transformers has hit the big time now. I gotta say the Archie I used to read, I don't remember Betty and Veronica looking like that!

Fun stuff! Where's Jughead?
Re: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (1725731)
Posted by Nerv103 on September 12th, 2015 @ 8:47am CDT
Archie has been experincing a bit of a revival lately.

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
Re: Variant Cover for IDW's Transformers #48 During Special Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (1726022)
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.

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