In a press release about a new TV deal with Warner Bros., Archie Comics announced that Mark Waid will take a new role within the company, “working on an expanded number of titles in addition to serving as a writing mentor for young and upcoming talent.” He’ll begin co-writing Jughead in May with Ian Flynn, who has worked on Archie titles like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man.
Waid, of course, is the writer of their flagship Archie reboot comic, one of the best comics on the stands today, as well as numerous titles for other publishers like Black Widow, Avengers, Champions and Captain Kid. He’s also a former editor at DC, editor-in-chief at BOOM! Studios and the guy behind the Thrillbent digital comics site.
“This opportunity is exciting to me for a number of reasons,” Waid said in the press release. “First, the chance to expand my role as a writer at Archie is terrific as we all share the same storytelling goals. Second, it allows me to exercise my editorial muscles, which–surprise–is why I got into comics in the first place. But most of all, the opportunity to help build a more diverse staff of writers, younger, eager to learn, and eager to teach me.”