New York, NY (October 8, 2015)Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, today unveiled plans for an expansive presence at New York Comic Con 2015 —hot on the heels of the launch of the all-new JUGHEAD #1 from the unbelievable creative team of acclaimed writer Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck) and rising star artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl).
JUGHEAD #1, hitting comic shops and digital retailers on Wednesday, October 7th— arrives after the record-setting launch of ARCHIE #1 earlier this year from the superstar tandem of writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples. ARCHIE opened the doors to a new, vibrant Riverdale – a town and world that is expanded and stretched to its limits in the hilarious, off-the-wall and must-have Jughead adventures found in the new series.
JUGHEAD embraces and amplifies offbeat and bizarre Jughead stories like JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE while grounding the series in a modern reality via Zdarsky’s of-the-moment humor and Henderson’s expressive artwork, reintroducing and revitalizing Riverdale’s resident glutton.
The relaunch sets the stage for an amazing weekend of events, panels, exclusives and announcements at New York Comic Con 2015 —including an exclusive-to-the-show variant cover edition of JUGHEAD #1 by Francesco Francavilla!
Limited to 1000 copies, this convention exclusive cover will be available for $10 at the Archie Comics Booth #1836 while supplies last!
Archie Comics Panels at New York Comic Con 2015
Dark Circle Comics
Thursday, October 8 from 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in Room 1A18
Discover comics’ most ambitious new imprint asAlex Segura (editor of Dark Circle Comics),Mike Pellerito (president of Archie Comics),Duane Swierczynski (writer, The Black Hood)Frank Tieri (writer, The Hangman), Dean Haspiel (writer/artist The Fox) and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick expand the groundbreaking universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics with exclusive news and reveals! Find out why The Black Hood, The Shield, The Hangman, and The Web will be your new favorite comics!
Archie Comics Forever
Friday, October 9 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in Room 1A05
Just in time for the all-new JUGHEAD#1, this panel has it all! Get exclusive news on upcoming titles, including the smash-hit ARCHIE series! Featuring Jon Goldwater (co-CEO/publisher),Victor Gorelick (co-president/editor-in-chief),Mike Pellerito (president), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer/writer of Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina),Chip Zdarsky, Erica Henderson,Dan Parent, moderator Alex Segura (SVP-publicity & marketing/editor of Dark Circle Comics) and more!
Thursday: 1-2pm: Dan Parent (Betty and Veronica), Fernando Ruiz (Archie Vs. Predator) 4-5pm: Frank Tieri (The Hangman), Duane Swierczynski (The Black Hood), Kelly Fitzpatrick (The Black Hood, The Shield) 5-6pm: Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog), Jennifer Hernandez (Sonic Boom), Matt Herms (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Friday: 10-11am: Chip Zdarsky (Jughead) 12-1pm: Dan Parent (Betty and Veronica), Fernando Ruiz (Archie Vs. Predator) 2-3pm: Chip Zdarsky (Jughead) 3-4pm: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) 5:30-6:30pm: Chip Zdarsky (Jughead), Erica Henderson (Jughead)
Saturday: 11am-12pm: Chip Zdarsky (Jughead) 1pm-2pm: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) 2-3pm: Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator), Fernando Ruiz (Archie Vs. Predator) 4-5pm: Dan Parent (Betty and Veronica) 5:00-6:00pm: Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog), Jennifer Hernandez (Sonic Boom), Matt Herms (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Sunday: 12-1pm: Dan Parent (Betty and Veronica), Fernando Ruiz (Archie Vs. Predator) 3pm-4pm: Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog), Jennifer Hernandez (Sonic Boom)
Also Available at the Archie Comics Booth
Previously available only at San Diego Comic-Con, these exclusive ARCHIE #1 covers by Fiona Staples will be available at the Archie Comics Booth while supplies last! Quantities are extremely limited.
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