With the relaunch of Archie Comics' flagship series a month away, the publisher has revealed the covers for over a dozen new retailer-exclusive variants for "Archie" #1. The issue -- which features the new creative team of Mark Waid ("Daredevil") and Fiona Staples ("Saga") -- will see the first relaunch of the series, which has run continuously since 1960 and recently published issue #666.
Mark Waid previously spoke to CBR about his initial goals for the relaunch, saying that the new series will feature "More ongoing threads, more soap opera. I'm not far enough in yet to know just how often we'll do traditional cliffhangers, but I'm pretty practiced in writing individual issues of ongoing series that feel like a solid read while ongoing threads lead in and off."
The slate of 17 variants feature work from 16 industry veterans and fan favorite artists and will be sold at 15 different retailers. You can check out the covers below and the full list of retailers in the following press release.
Official press release
Archie Comics Teams With Retailers for Exclusive Archie #1 Variant Covers
ARCHIE #1 Midtown Comics Variant Cover by Cameron StewartArchie Comics is proud to reveal the full line-up of retailer exclusive variant covers for this summer's blockbuster ARCHIE relaunch by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples! After teaming with retailers for exclusive variant covers for the debut issues of the hit-series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, we knew it was time to do something even more special with the release of ARCHIE #1 on July 8.
Featuring an all new story from comics legend Mark Waid and stunning artwork from superstar Fiona Staples, these ARCHIE #1 retailer exclusive variant covers are by the best and brightest talents in the industry including Jae Lee, Terry Moore, Cameron Stewart, and many more!
Take a look at the full assortment of retailer exclusive covers below and pre-order the covers you want with these great retailers!
- ARCHIE #1 Midtown Comics Variant Cover by Cameron Stewart
- ARCHIE #1 Acme Comics Variant by Dan dos Santos
- ARCHIE #1 Amazing Stories Variant by Tom Grummett (Rosario "Tito" PeÃ±a on colors)
- ARCHIE #1 Atlantis Fantasyworld Variant by Scott Shaw (Rosario "Tito" PeÃ±a on colors)
- ARCHIE #1 Aw Yeah Comics! / Downtown Comics Variant by Art Baltazar
- ARCHIE #1 Bedrock Comics Variant by Terry Moore (Brian Miller of Hi-Fi on Colors)
- ARCHIE #1 Books-A-Million / 2nd & Charles Variant by Kate Leth
- ARCHIE #1 Curious Comics Variant by Dan Schoening (Luis Delgado on Colors)
- ARCHIE #1 Dynamic Forces Variant by Jae Lee
- ARCHIE #1 Dynamic Forces B&W Variant by Jae Lee
- ARCHIE #1 Four Color Grails Variant by Jamie Tyndall
- ARCHIE #1 Hastings Variant by Brent Peeples
- ARCHIE #1 M&M Comic Service #1 Variant by Chris Foreman (Kris Asbeck on colors)
- ARCHIE #1 M&M Comic Service #2 Variant by Dave Dorman
- ARCHIE #1 Mile High Comics Variant by Rich Koslowski
- ARCHIE #1 Newbury Comics Variant by Peter Bagge
- ARCHIE #1 Royal Collectibles Variant by Rafael Albuquerque
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