Archie Comics has announced "Reggie and Me," a new ongoing series launching this fall, starring Riverdale's very own Reggie Mantle in a leading role. The new title comes from legendary "Amazing Spider-Man" scribe Tom DeFalco and "Black Canary" artist Sandy Jarrell.
"Reggie Mantle has been called a self-aggrandizing egotist, a sinister super-villain, a merciless monster and worse, but his dog loves him," DeFalco said in an official statement. "Sandy [Jarrell] and I intend to show all the doubters and haters exactly why Reggie should be named the true master of this universe…or else!
Jarrell said of working on the series, "The town of Riverdale has been part of my life as long as I can remember, and there couldn't be a more exciting time to visit," adding, "Reg is more than a little salty he had to wait this long for his solo relaunch, so we've to make this count. I, for one, have no intention of getting on Mantle's list."
A week after "Reggie and Me" #1 hits stands in December, Archie is releasing an 80-page Reggie special, collecting several classic stories from the publisher's archive that feature the beloved, and hated, hero of Riverdale.
Take a look at the solicit for "Reggie and Me" #1, in addition to the issue's covers below:
REGGIE AND ME #1
There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than… Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn’t think there’s anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up—his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle.
Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
32-page, full color comic
Reggie and Me #1 CVR A Reg: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Reggie and Me #1 CVR B Reg: Ben Caldwell
Reggie and Me #1 CVR C Var: Derek Charm
Reggie and Me #1 CVR D Reg: Ron Frenz, Elaina Unger
Reggie and Me #1 CVR E Reg: Robert Hack, Steve Downer
Reggie and Me #1 CVR F Reg: Ryan Jampole
Reggie and Me #1 CVR G Reg: Thomas Pitilli
Reggie and Me #1 CVR H Reg: Wilfredo Torres, Elaina Unger
Reggie and Me #1 CVR I Reg: Michael Walsh
"Reggie and Me" #1 hits stands on December 7.