New Riverdale

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New Riverdale is the title used to refer to the relaunch of the core Archie Comics titles that began in July 2015.

In December 2014, Archie Comics announced that its flagship series Archie would relaunch with a new first issue in July 2015.[1] The new series would be a modern take on the Archie characters by writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples, featuring serialized storylines.[2] After the first three issues, Annie Wu drew an issue, followed by new regular artist Veronica Fish.[3] The new title received IGN's "Best New Comic Series of 2015" award.[4]

In 2016 Archie Comics made a special edition of the first issue of the New Riverdale Archie series available as part of Free Comic Book Day.[5] For FCBD 2017, a special edition of the first issue of Betty and Veronica was released.[6]

Titles[edit]

The first title in the company's "New Riverdale" universe, Archie was released with a July 2015 cover date and came in at #7 for comic book sales for the month.[7] The next title, Jughead, was released in October. In April 2015, Archie Comics announced Betty and Veronica which debuted in July 2016. Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie and Me, a five-issue miniseries, followed in September and December 2016.[8]

Early issues of Archie and Jughead included reprints of early original stories featuring the characters, introduced by the series' contemporary writer. Later issues had material relating to the Riverdale TV show instead. Each issue typically has several variant covers.

Current titles[edit]

Past titles and specials[edit]

Collected editions[edit]

Each of the ongoing series is currently being collected into trade paperbacks. Each volume collects one arc of the series, and usually includes extra material like artist's sketches, as well as one issue of an additional New Riverdale series. In addition, four volumes are scheduled to be released under the 'Road to Riverdale' banner. They collect the first, second, third, and fourth issues of the main series respectively, and are targeted at readers coming to the comics from The CW series Riverdale.[11]

Archie[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Story Art Collected Material
Archie Vol. 1 978-1627388672 March 29, 2016 Mark Waid Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish Archie Vol. 2 #1–6, Jughead vol. 3 #1
Archie Vol. 2 978-1627387989 December 20, 2016 Mark Waid Veronica Fish, Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole Archie vol. 2 #7–12, Betty and Veronica vol. 3 #1
Archie Vol. 3 978-1682559932 May 3, 2017 Mark Waid Veronica Fish, Joe Eisma Archie vol. 2 #13–17, Reggie and Me vol. 2 #1
Archie Vol. 4 978-1682559703 September 19, 2017 Mark Waid Pete Woods Archie vol. 2 #18–22, The Archies one shot preview

Jughead[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Story Art Collected Material
Jughead Vol. 1 978-1627388931 July 26, 2016 Chip Zdarsky Erica Henderson Jughead vol. 3 #1–6, Archie vol. 2 #7
Jughead Vol. 2 978-1682559987 March 14, 2017 Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North Derek Charm Jughead vol. 3 #7–11, Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #1
Jughead Vol. 3 978-1682559567 November 14, 2017 Ryan North, Mark Waid & Ian Flynn Derek Charm Jughead vol. 3 #12–16, Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #6

Josie and the Pussycats[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Story Art Collected Material
Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 1 978-1682559895 June 13, 2017 Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio Audrey Mok Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #1–5, Jughead vol. 3 #9
Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 2 978-1682559178 February 20, 2018 Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio Audrey Mok Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #6–9, Betty and Veronica: Vixens #1 Preview

Reggie and Me[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Story Art Collected Material
Reggie and Me Vol. 1 978-1682559420 October 17, 2017 Tom DeFalco Sandy Jarell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Reggie and Me vol. 2 #1–5, Your Pal Archie #1

Betty and Veronica[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Story Art Collected Material
Betty and Veronica Vol. 1 978-1682559857 November 28, 2017 Adam Hughes Adam Hughes Betty and Veronica vol. 2 #1–3, Jughead vol. 3 #1

Road to Riverdale[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Collected Material
Road to Riverdale Vol. 1 978-1682559727 January 31, 2016 Archie vol. 2 #1, Jughead vol. 3 #1, Betty and Veronica vol. 2 #1, Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #1, Reggie and Me vol. 2 #1
Road to Riverdale Vol. 2 978-1682559628 May 16, 2017 Archie vol. 2 #2, Jughead vol. 3 #2, Betty and Veronica vol. 2 #2, Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #2, Reggie and Me vol. 2 #2
Road to Riverdale Vol. 3 978-1682559642 August 8, 2017 Archie vol. 2 #3, Jughead vol. 3 #3, Betty and Veronica vol. 2 #3, Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #3, Reggie and Me vol. 2 #3
Road to Riverdale Vol. 4 978-1682559666 April 30, 2018 TBA

The Archies and Other Stories[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Story Art Collected Material
Archie Comics Present: The Archies and Other Stories 978-1682559444 October 3, 2017 Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenerg (The Archies), Sean Ryan, Ryan Cady, Gorf (Big Moose), Frank Tieri (Jughead: The Hunger) Joe Eisma, Matt Herms (The Archies), Cory Smith, Wilfredo Torres (Big Moose), Michael Walsh (Jughead: The Hunger) The Archies, Big Moose, Jughead: The Hunger (One Shot from the Archie Horror line)

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Please enter your name. "'Archie' Relaunches In 2015 With Mark Waid And Fiona Staples". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on May 4, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "'Archie' landscape gets a 'juicy' reboot". Usatoday.com. June 29, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Russ Burlingame @ComicBook (August 18, 2015). "Everything's Archie: Mike Pellerito Reveals Who Will Follow Fiona Staples, Talks Afterlife Delays and Much More". Comicbook.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. ^ 0:00. "Best New Comic Series – IGN's Best of 2015 – IGN". Uk.ign.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2016 with Creator Appearances and More". Archie Comics. May 5, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "JAN170001 – FCBD 2017 BETTY & VERONICA #1". Free Comic Book Day. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "July 2015 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops". Comichron. July 5, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "REGGIE AND ME #1 launches this December from DeFalco & Jarrell. You're welcome, universe". Archie Comics. September 20, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Riverdale's resident jock grabs the spotlight in the BIG MOOSE ONE-SHOT! Pre-Order your copy today!". Archie Comics. March 31, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Riverdale's greatest band forms in THE ARCHIES ONE SHOT! Pre-Order your copy today!". Archie Comics. April 28, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  11. ^ Road to Riverdale (January 31, 2017). "Road to Riverdale by Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett". PenguinRandomHouse.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017.