The longest-running monthly comic book series currently in mainstream publication will end this summer with the conclusion and subsequent relaunch of Archie, with the Riverdale gang getting a more contemporary makeover courtesy Eisner winners Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.
Archie Comics has released the covers and solicitation text for the first issue of the rebooted series, and given ComicBook.com an exclusive look at the variants from Colleen Coover, Joe Eisma, Sanford Greene, Mike Norton, and Moritat.
You can check 'em all out below.
COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES REIMAGINE AN ICON! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can't-miss kick-off to Archie's new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you'd think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America's favorite teens—and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic