First Archie/DC Crossover Aimed at Kids

From the DC blog comes word that Archie and DC are going to team up “for the first time ever!” (Really? I can’t think of anything they did before, but it seems like they would have before now.) The title? Tiny Titans/Little Archie; the first issue is due in October.

It’s by the usual Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco, having the kid Archie characters meet the child superheroes in an all-ages three-issue miniseries. The two, when interviewed at CBR, said the stories will follow their usual format of running just a few pages but interconnecting throughout the issue. It will also feature other Archie characters, including Sabrina and Josie and the Pussycats, as revealed in this quote from Baltazar:

… there’s a lot of similarities between Miss Grundy and Solomon Grundy. And Weather Wizard and Mr. Weatherbee. So, there’s a lot of stuff that right away we figured out. Like Cyborg and Jughead both like to eat all the time. It worked out well. We’re going to see Hot Dog team up with Ace and Krypto and stuff. He’s going to try and join the Legion of Super-Pets. And Josie and the Pussycats get an invitation to join Pet Club, because the Titans don’t know that they’re real girls. [Laughs]

Yay for more fun comics!

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11 Responses to “First Archie/DC Crossover Aimed at Kids”

  1. Anthony Says:

    Well, Archie recently licensed their old MLJ/”Red Circle” superhero characters for DC to publish in a line of new stories, so maybe this use of their flagship character was partially fueled by that?

  2. James Schee Says:

    Interesting…. I’m sure it will be fun.

    Personally the ideal teamup though, would be the Scooby Doo and Archie.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Oh, gracious, yes. Veronica hitting on Fred, Archie hitting on Daphne, Jughead and Velma teaming up … what a great idea!

  4. DanielBT Says:

    The closest DC came to crossing over with Archie was when Archie did it with Marvel first. (Archie meets Punisher anybody?)

    Then there’s the less-popular heroes, the Mighty Crusaders, which DC picked up the license, despite them being total unknowns to John Q. Public. Go ahead, ask any child if they know who The Fly, Fly Girl, The Shield, Jaguar, Steel Sterling, Captain Flag, The Comet, Firefly and The Fox are.

    Be VERY surprised if any child actually cares.

  5. James Schee Says:

    I even know why the Scooby gang would be in Riverdale. Shaggy would be competing in the hamburger eating contest for charity. Jughead would also be competing and it’d be a cosponsored event from Mr. Lodge and Daphne’s rich parents.

    A so called ghost from a past competition (got disqualified because he didn’t eat the pickles and always swore revenge) would steal the charity money. Causing the two groups to join together to solve the mystery, and get the money back for the charity!

  6. Johanna Says:

    Haha! I like your fanfic. Cute idea!

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  9. james,jones,or McCoy Says:

    Hmm. It’s inevitable.in the 1970s Scooby Doo Movies,Scooby Doo ran into Batman twice,and in The Haunted Riverboat,Josie and The Pussycats.Also,wasn’t Archie’s superhero alterego Captain Trueheart?Wouldn’t that make a better story?

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