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.
The Princess of Mars is set to return to her throne this January, as Dynamite Entertainment announces the relaunch of one of their most beloved characters, Dejah Thoris. Writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja, KISS) will bring the strong, iconic character back to the comics in the debut issue Dejah Thoris #0, which will retail for 25 cents and allow fans to join the adventure at this introductory price.
This replicates the outstanding debut of Sheena #0, which broke 120,000 sales. Retailers can confidently stock their shelves with extra copies of this red-hot new series.
This exciting prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book, A Princess of Mars, will delve into the untold story of the classic Red Martian princess! After learning of the legendary Gardens of Mars from her grandfather, Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, sets off on a dangerous scientific expedition to save her dying planet. But things don't go the way she planned when she encounters a mysterious Green Martian…
This is it! All your questions will be answered, all the mysteries revealed! What has obliterated humanity? What the hell happened to the moon? What is the true nature of the Hidden Jungle? Why do the heroes you know and love—Turok, Magnus and Doctor Spektor—seem like completely different people? And perhaps most importantly, how will the world be saved, and at what cost?
DOCTOR SPEKTOR PART 6: The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues... when Doc gets drunk & summons a demon – and good decision-making ensues! Sovereigns #5
writers: Ray Fawkes (main),
Aubrey Sitterson (Doctor Spektor)
artists: Johnny Desjardins (main),
Dylan Burnett (Doctor Spektor)
covers: Stephen Segovia (A)
Johnny Desjardins (B)
Fred Hembeck (C)
Kenan Yarar (D)
Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +
The next iteration of Witchblade has arrived and Top Cow has assembled another great creative team to bring the legendary wielder of the powerful artifact to life.
Writer: Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Roberta Ingranata, Bryan Valenza
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Handed down from one worthy woman warrior to another for ions, the Witchblade gauntlet has chosen its next host in wartime journalist Alex Underwood. She suffers from PTSD and helps battered women find justice. The book opens with her bloodied and dying. The non-linear story jumps around from what led up to her situation, to helping an abused cop's wife, to having visions probably induced by the gauntlet. She rejects the growing power of the Witchblade it but that could kill her.
The trouble with origin stories like this is the predictability of passing the torch to another chosen one. We know that Alex will eventually take to the Witchblade and use…
Valiant announces ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – a hard-charging, standalone special coming this winter from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Incredible Hercules) and red-hot rising star CAFU (RAPTURE)! On February 7th, join in a riotous celebration for the ages as Armstrong, for the very first time, uncorks the ancient mysteries of his centuries past – and dares his closest comrades into the adventure of several lifetimes!
Deep beneath New York City’s seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history’s greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong’s most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the C…
The closest we'll ever get, probably, to superheroes in real life is through the great work of cosplayers. You see them at every pop culture convention from the very basic to extremely elaborate costume design. However, you don't have to be a cosplayer to enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero from time to time. Take fitness model and entrepreneur Gia Macool for example. An accomplished fitness competitor and model, Macool is also a big fan of DC Comics' Wonder Woman. She shows her love of the iconic Amazon Princess in her fitness wear, meal prep accessories and even a full blown photo shoot in a Wonder Woman costume.
For decades comics have featured very muscular superheroes, male and female, epitomizing the human form at its strongest. So when bodybuilders and fitness pros decide to suit up as these costumed heroes, they are the embodiment of those fictional characters in the flesh. Macool looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Wonder Woman comic with a suit …