- Posted by Johanna on June 25, 2009 at 7:15 am
- Category: Archie Comics
Archie Comics has announced that the son of company founder John L. Goldwater, Jon Goldwater, has become CEO. He “looks forward to expanding the role of his family’s company, Archie Comics Publications, in prominence in the comic book medium as well as other media” and “plans on bringing the kids from Riverdale to a larger multi-media audience.”
Mentioned are not just the usual characters but “other long-standing Archie properties such as Katy Keene, Lil Jinx, the Red Circle Heroes, Sabrina, Josie & the Pussycats, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Pat the Brat, Wilbur Wilkins, Bingo Wilkins, Suzie and Ginger Snapp, just to name a few.” Wow, some there I’ve never even heard of! The press release continues:
Jon Goldwater purchased an ownership interest in the company with the intent of making Archie Comics [an] entertainment powerhouse. In his first few days as CEO he has already started negotiations on projects that will be announced shortly, including a big budget Archie feature film, a new Archie animated project, a Katy Keene television program, and a major music deal for the Archies.
Impressive, if all that happens. I know they’ve been pushing the music connections lately, with more stories about the gang as a band.