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