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Archie’s Sunday Finest Hits Shelves Today!

May 9th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Collecting Bob Montana’s 1940s and early 1950s Sunday strips

FTN & IDW Publishing are pleased to announce the launch of ARCHIE’S SUNDAY FINEST, available in comic book stores this Wednesday. This hardcover collection features full-color Archie Sunday strips, presenting classic Archie themes and characters by cartoonist Bob Montana.

“We are thrilled to continue the Eisner award-winning series with the all new Archie’s Sunday Finest,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW President and COO. “This oversize volume will allow fans to see Montana’s brilliance for themselves with these never before reprinted strips. ”

Archie Andrews and the gang are such universal characters that one may not even think of them as having been created by anyone in particular, much less having been drawn from life. But of course, they were. Originally springing from the imagination of Archie Comics co-founder John L. Goldwater, and fleshed out by the supremely-talented Montana, Archie and his friends – Jughead, Betty and Veronica, and Reggie remain pop culture icons to this day.

In these rarely seen Sunday newspaper comics from the late 1940s and early 1950s—including the very first Archie strips—Montana draws on the facts, fantasy, feelings, and fun of his own high school days in Haverhill, Massachusetts to build upon the legendary characters created by Goldwater.

This Sundays-only collection continues the Eisner Award-winning series from IDW’s Library of American Comics in an oversized 10″ x 13″ format. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney with an introduction by David Allen.

($49.99, 160 pages, hard cover, full color)
will be available in comic book stores May 9, 2012.
Diamond order code JAN120480;
ISBN 978-1-61377-152-5.

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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….