Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn recently took the Archie gang back to the 1940s, and now they’re turning their attention to a different decade — the 1950s.
“As a boy who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, I’ve been a rock-origins aficionado my entire life,” Waid said. “Archie: 1955 is my chance to visit that era I so love, and do it with an Archie spin. As with Archie: 1941 we’re very true to the time while telling a story in a modern way that’s exciting and dramatic. Using Archie as a lens through which to really examine the beginnings of rock ‘n’ roll is a blast.”
Joining Waid and Augustyn on Archie: 1955 are artist Tom Grummett, inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli.
“As a teen in high school, I had two ambitions: comic book artist and rock star,” Grummett said. “My guitar skills being what they were, rock star was pretty much off the table. It’s going to be a kick to explore what might have been through Archie and his friends, at the very birth of rock ‘n roll.”
The five-issue miniseries kicks off in September, as Archie and his pals attempt to find success in the music business. Check out a preview below: