Before the CW’s Riverdale helped introduced classic Archie characters to a large portion of today’s youth, the comic versions of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the gang experienced a reimagining in 2015. Led by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, the first 12 issues of this new version of Archie are being collected in Archie: Varsity Edition VOL 1 which is set to release on February 20th. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the rebooted Archie, now is the perfect time to get started.
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ARCHIE, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together top creators in comics to create a new and definitive take on the classic characters. This book captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie’s original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character’s all-ages appeal. ARCHIE: VARSITY EDITION VOL. 1 is the premium, hardcover collection of issues #1 – 12 of the best-selling ARCHIE series by Mark Waid.
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish, Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
$34.99 US/$36.99 CAN
7 1/2 x 11”
352 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/20