- Posted by Johanna on January 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm
- Category: Archie Comics
The Archie Babies series that the company announced at last year’s San Diego convention will now go straight to collection as Archie’s “first original graphic novel“. (Based on that image, Reggie is missing, but Dilton and Moose join the core cast of four — Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead.)
I’m glad to see the company continuing to experiment with format, but I’m not sure this is the right project to start with. I have a fondness for cute kid titles, but I find they work best in small doses delivered consistently over time. The change here is due to “renewed emphasis on graphic novels since signing a distribution deal with Random House last September”. After all, bookstores want books, not skinny comics or little digests.
Amazon lists a release date of July 12. The book is written by Mike Kunkel with art by Art Mawhinney.