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Archie Comics Series to Be Retitled, Renumbered in May

Beginning with May's Archie #705, Archie Comics' flagship series will be renamed Archie and Sabrina for a five-issue story arc that will explore the romantic relationship between Archie Andrews and Sabrina Spellman (aka The Teenage Witch.)

Archie and Sabrina will be written by Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and feature art by Sandy Jarrell (DC Comics Bombshells). This new story picks up right after Spencer's first arc as the writer for Archie, which revealed that Archie and Sabrina were, in fact, an item.

"The biggest revelation from Nick's first arc was that Archie and Sabrina were a couple -- which got everyone talking and set up a new, wholly original status quo," Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura said. "But how'd we get there? What are the repercussions? We'll see that as Sandy and Nick roll out their second arc, and it made sense to have the title reflect that -- showcasing two of the company's biggest characters in one, must-read title."

On that note, Archie Andrews and Sabrina Spellman are certainly two of Archie Comics' most popular characters, Archie being the company's namesake and Sabrina being a fan-favorite in her own right. Moreover, both characters have recently been introduced to a new generation of fans through television, with Archie being the main protagonist of The CW's Riverdale and Sabrina that of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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ARCHIE #705: ARCHIE AND SABRINA 1 (of 5)

  • Script: Nick Spencer
  • Art: Sandy Jarrell, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
  • Cover: Veronica Fish
  • Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier
  • On Sale in May
  • 32-page, full color comic
  • $3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics has also revealed three covers for Archie #705/Archie and Sabrina #1, including the main cover, a variant by Elsa Charretier (The Unstoppable Wasp) and another variant by Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank). Additionally, the publisher has revealed an interior sneak peek, which sees the titular characters watching a scary movie together.

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