Travel Through Time With Archie & Friends

Official Press Release

Over the years, loyal Archie Comics readers have been treated to many

variations of their favorite characters. When spy movies and TV shows

were in vogue, Archie and his friends became secret agents in the "Man

From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E." stories. When superheroes were all the rage

on TV, the Archie gang gained superpowers as "Archie's Superteens."

When bubble-gum rock zoomed up the pop charts, the mega-hit band, "The

Archies" was born.

One long-time mainstay of the Archie stories have been those stories

which place the familiar Archie Comics characters in historical

situations. Through the ages, "ancestors" of Archie and his friends

have been through it all. Whether cavemen avoiding dinosaurs, ancient

philosophers, medieval royalty, explorers discovering new worlds,

inventors creating new innovations, lawmen in the old west, or simply

Americans in an earlier decade, the Archie teens have reflected upon

and kidded past history.

This April, a trio of stories built around historical themes is sure

to carry on the Archie Comics tradition of thrills and laughter!

BETTY #155, ships 4/5. 32-page, full color comic, $2.25 US. "Family

Glee": Researching her family tree, Betty can't help but imagine if

there were Archies and Veronicas in her ancestors' lives! SCRIPT:

George Gladir. ART: Stan Goldberg.

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #10, ships 4/5. Full color digest format,

$2.39 US. "Fun for the History Books": When a blackout leaves the

Jones family without TV, Jughead is bummed… until his father pulls out

a book containing the Jones family history! This entertaining look

through the ages gives long-time Archie Comics readers a glimpse at

some familiar faces… like the "Archie One" version of Jughead and Sir

Jugalot… as well as some other clever creations such as Pontius Nosus,

a little known Roman senator; and "Mad Dog" Jones, a rough and tumble

cowboy in the old west! SCRIPT AND ART: Fernando Ruiz.

VERONICA #170, ships 4/26. 32-page, full color comic, $2.25 US.

"Queen of Denial": A trip to the museum inspires Veronica to imagine

herself as "Cleo-ronica." It's not much different from her current

life: Instead of just one butler, she has a team of servants... she

thinks the Sphinx would be the perfect location to build a mall… and

Archie is still the most eligible peasant in town! SCRIPT AND ART: Dan


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