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FIRST LOOK: IDW Teams With Archie Comics To Celebrate 75 Years Of Archie!

September 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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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 and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, is marking their 75th anniversary in 2016. And to help ring in this monumental occasion, IDW Publishing is celebrating their publishing partner in the form of Archie tribute covers throughout the month of December. Eight different IDW titles will feature variant Archie tribute covers, many of which are illustrated by fan-favorite Archie artists.

“We have a long-standing and wonderful partnership with the great people at IDW,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “It makes perfect sense to team with them to celebrate this epic anniversary and invite so many beloved, timeless properties to the party.”

“Archie Comics’ contribution to the world of pop culture is staggering,” said IDW President, Greg Goldstein. “They publish one of the most important and iconic brands in history and they do it in a way that makes EVERYONE smile. IDW is pleased and proud to celebrate this milestone with these classic characters with covers that pay tribute to Archie’s special history.”

Look for these very special IDW December releases featuring the commemorative IDW/Archie Comics mash-up covers:

BACK TO THE FUTURE #3 by Fernando Ruiz
EMPIRE: UPRISING #7 by Barry Kitson
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #10 by Tania del Rio
JUDGE DREDD: MEGA-CITY ZERO #1 by Francesco Francavilla
STAR TREK #52 by Dan Parent
TRANSFORMERS #48 by Andrew Pepoy
THE X-FILES: SEASON 11 #5 by Robert Hack
ANGRY BIRDS: SUPER ANGRY BIRDS #4 by Dan Parent

IDW Publishing would like to wish Archie, Betty, Veronica and everyone at Archie Comics a very Happy 75th Birthday!

Also available from IDW!

ARCHIE AMERICANA VOL 01, BEST OF THE 40s • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978160010931752499
ARCHIE AMERICANA VOL 02, BEST OF THE 50s • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978160010945452499
ARCHIE AMERICANA VOL 03, BEST OF THE 60s • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377079552499
ARCHIE AMERICANA VOL 04, BEST OF THE 70s • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377194552499
ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO, VOL 01 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978160010654552499
ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO, VOL 02 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978160010873052499
ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO, VOL 03 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377101352499
ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO, VOL 04 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377481652499
ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO, VOL 01 • TP • $17.99 • ISBN: 978161377529551799
ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO TREASURY ED • $9.99
ARCHIE BEST OF HARRY LUCEY, VOL 01 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978160010993552499
ARCHIE BEST OF HARRY LUCEY, VOL 02 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377214052499
ARCHIE BEST OF SAMM SCHWARTZ, VOL 01 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377041252499
ARCHIE BEST OF SAMM SCHWARTZ, VOL 02 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978161377394952499
ARCHIE BEST OF STAN GOLDBERG, VOL 01 • HC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978160010736852499
ARCHIE CELEBRATION OF AMERICAS FAVORITE TEENAGERS • HC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978160010754254999
ARCHIE COMPLETE DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS, 1946-1948 • HC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978160010669953999
ARCHIE COMPLETE DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS, 1960-1963 • HC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978161377669853999
ARCHIE PUREHEART THE POWERFUL, VOL 01 • TP • $19.99 • ISBN: 978160010688051999
ARCHIE SUNDAYS FINEST • HC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978161377152554999
ARCHIE SWINGIN SIXTIES DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS, 1963-1965 • HC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978161377972954999
ARCHIES JOKE BOOK, VOL 01 BOB MONTANA • HC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978160010958452999
ARCHIES MAD HOUSE, VOL 01 • HC • $34.99 • ISBN: 978160010790053499

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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