Archie fans will soon get new content in the classic reprints the company regularly release, “in an effort to add extra value and collectibility to Archie’s all-ages offerings in the comic shop market,” according to the publisher.
The publisher will add five-page stories to these release starting in September with Betty & Veronica Friends Forever: Halloween Spooktacular #1.
“That includes both bi-monthly sister series Archie & Friends and Betty & Veronica Friends Forever, as well as our annual Archie Halloween Spectacular and Archie Christmas Spectacular specials,” said Archie Comics Director of Publicity & Social Media Ron Cacace. “We’re keeping these comics priced at $2.99 but adding extra value to them in the form of these all-new stories, which we hope fans will appreciate. We’ll continue to feature recently published stories from our digest line and classic material from our back catalog in these titles, making each issue a perfect assortment of fun Archie Comics reading for people of all ages to enjoy.”
Also, if you’re wondering what happened to their horror line or their “modern Archie” line, they said they’d have some news about both very soon.
“While we’re excited to let our die-hard fans know about the additional new stories written & drawn in the ‘classic’ Archie style that are heading their way, we’re also keenly aware that readers and retailers are eager for the return of new comics material like the modern Archie series and our Archie Horror line,” Cacace said.
With Jamie L. Rotante recently taking over as senior director of editorial, Cacace said to expect some announcements next month — which, of course, is July, when the virtual Comic-Con International will return to a computer near you.