- Posted by Johanna on July 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm
- Category: Archie Comics
After the San Diego convention, Archie sent out an outline of their announcements, which I appreciated. Here are some of the mentions I thought were noteworthy:
The premise of the Tiny Titans/Little Archie crossover will be that the “Tiny Titans and The Archie Kids use the same dry cleaners only to have their laundry switched.” Shown here is the cover to issue #2, which is just adorable! Look at how cute the Pussycats are in the Tiny Titans style.
A new Sabrina series is “in the works” to relaunch the magical girl character. The same is true for Katy Keene and Little Jinx, who will be just “Jinx” and aged 13 instead of 7. Sabrina will also get her own iVerse comic application, as will Sonic. And in 2011, an all-new Archie Babies monthly series will have the Archie characters as yes, babies.
(Update: (8/4/10) This interview with J. Torres reveals that he will be writing the Jinx series, but it will be digital-only, four issues, and then go to print as a collection.)
Two of the four current digest titles will become Double Digests (twice the size, and moving in price from $2.69 to $3.99), as follows:
- Betty & Veronica Digest becomes Betty & Veronica Friends Double Digest
- Archie Digest becomes World of Archie Double Digest
- Pals ‘n’ Gals becomes Archie & Friends Double Digest
(Pals ‘n’ Gals was already a Double Digest, so that looks like a name change.) This makes sense, since the thicker Double Digests have better value. (For the price of a standard superhero comic, $4, you get what, 250-some pages of comics in a sturdier format?) No word on the Jughead & Friends or the Tales From Riverdale digests, which may just disappear. Or I may have misread the notes, and those two will continue as single digests.
Comics will also feature appearances by President Obama and Sarah Palin in a story about the politicians visiting Riverdale during an election for the high school class president. Plus, Archie will have a clothing line carried in Target and Urban Outfitters as well as Halloween costumes coming out this year.