Archie and the gang from Riverdale have been around since the 1930’s and though they have changed now and then it’s only recently that we’ve seen them brought into the current day. Show’s like the CW’s Riverdale and the hit horror comic Afterlife with Archie That was also the year that Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first gay character, was introduced in Veronica #202. really show just how sweet and innocent the actual Archie Comics are. Or were? In 2010 Life With Archie explored two timelines, one in which Archie married Betty, and one where he and Veronica get hitched. It was a series that brought the gang face to face with more adult themes, including financial problems, same-sex marriage, cancer, even death. 2010 was also the year Kevin Keller, Archie Comics first gay character, made his debut in the pages of Veronica. Kevin would go on to become a fan favorite, starring in a 4 issue mini-series and then a bimonthly solo series.
But for many Archie Comics fans the series is a window to simpler times, when who to take to Pop’s Malt Shop or what you got on Mrs. Grundy’s last test was all the drama we needed. LITTLE ARCHIE reminds us of those days and it’s brought to you in the wonderful crayon infused style of Franco. If you’ve read any of Art and Franco’s books (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics) you know he writes fun, intelligent, and funny stuff that is totally all-ages appropriate.
As you can see in the preview pages.
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LITTLE ARCHIE (ONE SHOT)
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Archie’s wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework—and things just get crazier from there! But this isn’t just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won’t be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)!
Script: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art: Art Baltazar
Cover: Art Baltazar
Variant Covers: Ryan Jampole, Asami Matsumura
On Sale Date: 3/29
48-page, full color comic