Spotify, the music-streaming giant, has partnered with Archie Comics to adapt the publisher's stories for a video series. The first six issues of 2015’s Archie reboot are now available as motion comics on the platform.
The six-episode series is being adapted from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ acclaimed 2015 revamp of the company's flagship title. The animation is being handled by Madefire, a motion-comics publisher that has previously partnered with Marvel and DC Entertainment for similar endeavors. Each animated episode will equate to one issue of the comic book series.
“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers,” Archie Comics Publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater said in a statement. “And when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way.”
The series, titled Spotlight: Archie – The New Riverdale, is available now on Spotify.