Official Press Release
Archie Comics, the leading mass-market comic book publisher in the world and home to such notable pop culture creations as Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, announced today that it will be expanding its global presence by launching "Archie Comics" digital publishing applications for China, Japan, India and more in the fall of 2012 through an expanded partnership with iVerse Media's new iVerse International program.
"Archie Comics has been at the forefront of digital publishing in North America for some time," said Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. "We're very excited to bring Archie and pals into the broader international digital market through our close partnership with iVerse Media."
"Archie began experimenting with native language releases in Spanish last year," said iVerse CEO Michael Murphey. "We've received great feedback from that, and we look forward to working with them to bring these iconic characters to the world in a brand new way."
Applications will launch in the fall of 2012 with languages and titles to be announced in the coming weeks.
ABOUT ARCHIE COMICS:
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the New Crusaders, Super Duck, Li'l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music in various popular incarnations.