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Archie Expanding Rebooted Universe with Four New One-Shots

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Archie Expanding Rebooted Universe with Four New One-Shots

Archie Comics has announced (via Entertainment Weekly) the release of four one-shots coming out in March 2017, set in the rebooted universe that was first established in Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ run on “Archie.”

RELATED: Archie Teases The Archies Comic for March 2017

The four new titles include: “Jughead: The Hunger” (written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Michael Walsh), “The Archies” (written by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Joe Eisma), “Little Archie” (written and illustrated by Art Baltazar, co-written by Franco) and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (written by Katie Cook and Franco, with art by Andy Price).

“These new launches give readers a wider lens with which to see the Archie characters and concepts,” Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater said in an official statement. “I think of it as a very ambitious and top-line pilot season that showcases the successful and acclaimed New Riverdale sensibility. If these books resonate, fans might just see them greenlit as regular series.”

RELATED: Archie Comics Teases Little Series From Baltazar & Franco

Check out the covers for each one-shot, in addition to solicit information on each title, below:

“The Archies”: Cover by Jaime Hernandez

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THE ARCHIES ONE-SHOT

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie’s quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock ‘n’ roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg

Art: Joe Eisma

Cover: Jaime Hernandez

On Sale Date: 3/15

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

“Little Archie”: Cover by Art Baltazar

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LITTLE ARCHIE ONE-SHOT

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Archie’s wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework—and things just get crazier from there! But this isn’t just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won’t be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)!

Script: Art Baltazar and Franco

Art: Art Baltazar

Cover: Art Baltazar

On Sale Date: 3/8

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”: Cover by Sandra Lanz

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SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH ONE-SHOT

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Sabrina is off to college for her first foray into “the real world.” After years of being protectively home schooled by her aunts, she is ready to experience friends, boys, and parties—but a shocking revelation will rock her world in a way she never expected! From writers Franco (Tiny Titans) and Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) and art by Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)!

Script: Katie Cook and Franco

Art: Andy Price

Cover: Sandra Lanz

On Sale Date: 3/22

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

“Jughead: The Hunger”: Cover by Michael Walsh

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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.

Script: Frank Tieri

Art: Michael Walsh

Cover: Michael Walsh

On Sale Date: 3/29

48-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

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