Archie Andrews celebrates his 80th anniversary this year, and Archie Comics will acknowledge the milestone with a new one-shot, Everything’s Archie. Fred Van Lente and longtime Archie artist Dan Parent will craft all-new story told in the traditional Archie Comics art-style.
The comic is the first in a series of classic-styled one-shots celebrating the anniversary.
“You can always tell a great franchise because it quickly and easily updates to any era, and bringing Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead into our world of social media insanity and real life anxiety was…pretty effortless,” said Van Lente. “Turns out the Riverdale gang is your perfect guide to modern living, even if half the time they can’t figure it out for themselves!”
Van Lente and Parent, who is celebrating his 35th year with the company, will be joined by longtime collaborators inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli.
“I’ve been reading Archie Comics for over 50 years and this will be my 35th year working for Archie,” said artist Dan Parent. “So I’m a fan first and creator second, and it’s so great to be a part of Archie Comics history! It’s a pleasure to work with my friends, Bob Smith and Glenn Whitmore, and to work with Fred, who I haven’t had the pleasure of working with before but am really happy to work with on such a fun, classic style story. I’m really pleased to bring this new classic book to our fans in celebration of Archie Comics’ 80th Anniversary!”
Check out some additional covers fro the one-shot by Rian Gonzales, Aaron Lopresti and Ben Caldwell, plus some preview pages of interior art, below.