I am not particularly old, but that headline up there is making me feel much, much older.
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Three years to the month that Archie was radically re-invented with a hip, modern style, Riverdale’s finest is in for some changes again. And one of those changes is bringing with it a new creative team, in the form of Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage. Plus, new television projects are in the works.
There are two kinds of drama in Vampironica's gothic-horror-tinged version of Riverdale. Vampire drama is one, obviously, because it's in the name of the series. The other is a Riverdale tradition: relationship drama! And our vampiric heroine Veronica uncovers a whole heap of it in this preview of the second issue.
The premise to DC and Archie Comics' crossover special Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica reads like a piece of fan fiction, something television or film studio executives dream about but would never dare actually writing. Obviously, this is why the comic's first two issues, written by Marc Andreyko and Paul Dini with illustrations from Amanda Conner and Laura Braga, are so damned good. They're so ridiculously absurd, it's almost impossible not to enjoy the hell out of them.
Even though we're living in a new golden age for flashy cape comic books and shared cinematic universes, Archie Comics has managed to carve out interesting footholds for itself with modern spins on romance and horror comics and a cheesy teen soap opera that has no business being as good as it is. But as fun as the Archie crew (in its many forms) is, the powers that be at Archie Comics want to try their hand at the superhero game once again.
There are certain comic book power couples -- such as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, or Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge -- who are so magnetic, so charming, so delightful that when both characters are on the page together, basically nothing else matters. But what happens when you get more than one power couple together?
Artist Dan Parent and writer-inker Ty Templeton are working together on the just-announced Your Pal Archie, which is an "all-ages" book that will modernise the looks of the characters by taking inspiration from Riverdale. If they want to keep the book all-ages, the fashion will have to be all they take from the show.