Writer Ian Flynn will revitalize Cosmo the Merrry Martian as part of the Archie Action line-up, bringing the classic 1950s space alien into the present day (alongside some new friends) in a new ongoing series.
Flynn has a long history with Archie, having written many of the company's licensed video game comics like Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog under the Archie Action imprint. Since Archie lost the publication rights to the Sega properties (Sonic is headed to IDW Publishing, per a Comic Con announcement), Flynn has continued to work with Archie, notaby as Mark Waid's co-writer on Jughead.
"We've got some really fun and exciting adventure brewing for Cosmo and his crew!" said Flynn. "I've got high hopes that this will take off. You could say we're…shooting for the stars?"
Cosmo's new adventures begin in early 2018. There is no word yet on who might be drawing the series.
Cosmo the Merry Martian is one of three new Archie titles set to launch in the next several months which were announced today, including a reboot of The Mighty Crusaders for Dark Circle, also written by Flynn, and B&V Vixens, a biker gang-themed Betty & Veronica taking place outside of the typical Archie Universe.
"Archie can do anything," said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater. "It's not just one kind of comic, show or concept. You can do a horror Archie story, you can do a superhero Archie story, you can do a drama or comedy. Archie Comics has a wide, diverse and multi-faceted library of characters and we're trying new things with our IP in order to keep fans engaged."