Tom DeFalco Returns to Archie with "The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E."

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Archie Comics, publisher of Archie and Stan Lee Comics, is bringing back the explosive action of The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. with legendary Marvel writer/editor Tom DeFalco! The excitement of the four-part thriller is unleashed with part one in Archie #610, with an Archie Comics character kept under wraps for decades finally unveiled!

"They say you can't come home again. They are so wrong!" remarks Archie Comics alum and writer, Tom DeFalco. "It is simply wonderful to return to Archie Comics, the publisher where I began my comic book career a few million years ago. I am getting a second chance to write some of the most iconic comic characters ever created and to work with my very first comic book editor--the incomparable and gregarious Victor Gorelick!"

The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. story arc features the pulse-pounding exploits of Archie and his friends as high-tech spies working for the world-defense organization P.O.P. (Protect Our Planet). Their chief enemy, a counter-group known as C.R.U.S.H., is up to no good as they pursue their obsession to obtain the dangerous Formula Z!

The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. is the only defense against the evil spy ring getting their corrupt hands on the secret formula. Fortunately for C.R.U.S.H., the Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. is none other than Archie Andrews! C.R.U.S.H. dispatches the bombshell vixen Sharry the Spy Girl, who is determined to use her mind-blowing feminine wiles to obtain Formula Z! Together with his cousin, Andy Andrews-star of a never-published Archie Comics crime story-Archie, as girl crazy as ever, must resist the paralyzing pull of Sharry's drop-dead beauty to save the day!

"Get ready for action, adventure and teenage angst in keeping with the always-amusing Archie attitude!" incites DeFalco, "HOO-HA!"

In addition to Stan Lee's Super Seven, Archie comics on iTunes, Archie's Red Circle superheroes at DC, and new partnerships, Archie Comics continues to bring new and exciting projects to the table with the return of legends like Tom DeFalco and The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.!

THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. starts with Archie #610, available 6/23/2010!

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