Welcome to the Archie Comics Pubwatch for the month of November! I’m Lisa, reporting from a corner booth at Pop’s Chock ‘lit Shoppe, and here’s this month’s news! In this month’s Archie Comics Pubwatch, we have some fresh variant covers, some interviews and panels, and much more!
Archie Comics Announces The Archies Musical; Coming to Netflix India soon
Per the official Archie Comics website, the film will be entitled “The Archies” and directed by Zoya Akhtar. It will be set in the 1960s and is being touted as a ” coming-of-age story that will introduce the teenagers of Riverdale to a new generation in India.” There’s no word about the plot and stars of the film yet, but it’s still an exciting bit of news!
Watch Jamie L. Rotante talk about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on The Panel
Archie Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante appears on The Panel to talk about the CAoS revival.
Graphic Audio to adapt Jughead: the Hunger
Series Announcement 🐺 Coming Soon to GraphicAudio! JUGHEAD: The Hunger Volumes 1-3 by @FrankTieri and others. @ArchieComics Madhouse brings the terrifying horror series that tears through Riverdale's cast of characters. Full cast, sound effects and music! https://t.co/ZE1kWsj9Ae pic.twitter.com/FZYdJHUot9
— GraphicAudio (@GraphicAudio) November 10, 2021
The fourth Archie Comics series to be adapted into a radio play by Graphic Audio will be the Archie Horror imprint title Jughead: The Hunger. The comics feature Jughead learning the horrifying truth about the Jones Family’s big secret when a series of gruesome murders hit Riverdale. It will be released on December 10th.
Fresh Riverdale Season 6 Premiere spoiler images released
Click through to see what’s in store on TV Insider!
New Variant covers from Stadium Comics
The latest cover in Nuno Pereira’s ongoing Pop Art cover series exclusives for Stadium Comics is this Christmas-themed image of Veronica Lodge. It covers Archie’s Christmas Spectacular #1. and will have an exclusive run of 250 copies. There will also be 25 covers stamped on metal, pre-orders for which have already sold out. You can buy the pop art cover as a single issue, in a two-pack with the standard Dan Parent cover, or as a three-pack with the metal cover.
All are guaranteed to be in VF/NM condition or better. The variant on its own costs $14.99, the three-cover pack $49.99, the two cover pack for $24.99. Only the regular variant remains in stock, and you can pre-order it here.
Christmas Designs Are Up in The Archie Threadless Shop
New designs include ugly Christmas sweater-themed shirts and even Archie Horror-related Christmas shirts. Click here to view and purchase them!
Jamie L. Rotante discusses collecting The Best of Archie Comics: 80 Years, 80 Stories with SyFy
Click through to take a peek at what it takes to put together a collected edition of Archie fun!
Sugar Sugar of the Month
Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1
Derek Charm (Art), Amy Chu (Writing), Vincenzo Federici (Art), Francesco Francavilla (Cover) Matt Herms (Art), Pat and Tim Kennedy (Art), Jack Morelli (Letters), Julius Ohta (Cover); Eliot Rahal (Writing), Evan Stanley (Art and Writing)
November 3, 2021
The term ‘powerfully spooky’ is easily applied to Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1. An anthology comic featuring Madame Satan in a dry-eyed horror host role, it gives us glimpses of rather horrible things happening to our favorite characters in luridly delightful colors. My favorite segment featured Archie fighting for his life in an arcade while he works as a night watchman, which proves to be an utterly spooky mashup between Gremlins and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Also memorable was Matt Herms’ art in Jughead’s segment (Herms continues to draw my favorite version of Ol’ Juggie). Inventive usage of art and color help make this one sing.
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #325
Jim Amash (Art); Francis Bonnet (Cover); Ben Galvan (Cover); Bill Golliher (Writing); Jack Morelli (Letters); Rosario “Tito” Peña (Cover); Jeff Shultz (Art); Glenn Whitmore (Colors)
November 24, 2021
This one is as cute as a speckled pup and a great way to open the holiday season. In the featured story, Archie and Betty camp out together on the roof of Betty’s house in the hope of seeing Santa Claus in the flesh (Hey, it’s not as far-fetched as you’d think – Betty and Veronica are friends with his daughter in several different versions of the Archieverse continuity!). Will they stay awake for long enough to see the jolliest fat man?
Hotdogs and Hotshots
Archie 80th Anniversary Jumbo Comic Digest #5
Jim Amash (Art); Francis Bonnet (Writing and Cover); Bill Golliher (Cover), Pat and Tim Kennedy (Art); Vincent Lovallo (Cover); Jack Morelli (Letters); Rosario “Tito” Peña (Cover); Glenn Whitmore (Colors)
November 10, 2021
This is the final issue celebrating Archie Comics’ 80th anniversary. In it, Archie manages to cause a rift in the space-time continuum due to his own clumsiness when he accidentally interrupts his 1940s self’s first appearance in print. The 2020s and the 1940s collide and melt together and Archie must put it all right.
Picks From The Timecops
Archie’s Holiday Magic One-Shot
Gary Erskine (Cover); Matt Herms (Art); Arielle Jovellanos (Art); Gretel Lusky (Art and Cover); Jack Morelli (Letters); Michael Northrop (Writing); Micol Ostow (Writing); Dan Schoening (Art); J Torres (Writing)
December 8, 2021
In a one-shot issue, Archie finds himself on a guided tour through his past, present, and future via a spirit, who presents itself to Archie when he cannot decide whether to take Veronica or Betty to the Snow Ball. Multiple artists and writers have come together to craft this panoramic tale, which is definitely one of my most hotly anticipated reads of the month.
Archie Pals ‘N’ Gals (TR)
Dan DeCarlo (Cover); Rosario “Tito” Peña (Cover); Henry Scarpelli (Cover); Various (Writing and Art)
December 29, 2021
This long-running series spanned from the 1950s to the 1990s and it focused on the Archieverse’s supporting characters. This TR will collect stories from issues that span the decades of its run and will be a great introductory point for those who missed its heyday.
Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #299
Jim Amash (Art); Bill Golliher (Writing and Cover); Jack Morelli (Letters); Jeff Shultz (Cover); Glenn Whitmore (Colors)
December 8, 2021
Veronica finally goes full Clark Griswold and makes over Lodge Estate as a Christmas paradise for a party she and Betty are set to host. Unfortunately, a power outage threatens to take a little shine off of the proceedings.
World of Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #11
Francis Bonnet (Cover); Pat and Tim Kennedy (Cover); Jack Morelli (Letters); Dan Parent (Art and Writing); Rosario “Tito” Peña (Cover); Bob Smith (Art); Glenn Whitmore (Colors)
December 22, 2021
It’s time for some New Years’ stories! The whole gang masses together to create a record-breaking snowball on the high school grounds, but a sudden heatwave threatens their plans.
World of Archie Jumbo Comics #115
Jim Amash (Art); Bill Golliher (Cover); Pat and Tim Kennedy (Art); Jack Morelli (Letters); Dan Parent (Art and Writing); Rosario “Tito” Peña (Cover); Ron Robbins (Writing); Jeff Shultz (Cover); Glenn Whitmore (Colors)
December 15, 2021
Everyone dresses up as Santa Claus for SantaCon on Christmas Day, but when the gang encounters a burger-hungry stranger at Pop’s, they start wondering if they’ve encountered the real article.