Archie Comics has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at the solicitation text for Archie #6, due in stores in February, as well as the first trade paperback collecting Archie #1-6 from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, and Jack Morelli.
Waid's run has thus far been a monumental success for Archie, cracking the top ten with #1's sales and significantly improving recent sales of Archie Andrews's self-titled series in the direct market. Given its appeal to non-traditional comics readers, the publisher likely expects significant trade paperback sales as well.
You can check out the solicitation text and covers below.
The biggest comic series of the year continues into 2016! Archie and Jughead are on the outs with each other, and now Archie has no one to help him against the fury that is Hiram Lodge! Not even Veronica wants to go up against her own father! Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Howard the Duck, the RIVERDALE CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid for another brand new issue of the hit series!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Jack Morelli
Archie #6 CVR A Reg Cover: Veronica Fish
Archie #6 CVR B Variant: Derek Charm
Archie #6 CVR C Variant: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 2/17
32-page, full color comic
ARCHIE: VOLUME 1 (TR)
ARCHIE, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on the origins of everyone's favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica. The book captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. ARCHIE Vol. 1 collects ARCHIE #1-6 and features bonus content including scripts, sketches and variant covers.
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
160 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/9