Though it takes its time, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina will put a spell on you

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Debuting later this month on Netflix, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina already has a built-in audience. Fans of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s work in the world of Archie Comics, both on the page and screen, will definitely want to see what kind of magic the Riverdale creator casts away from the land of network standards and…

Archie and the rest of the Riverdale gang are getting the Bollywood treatment

The CW’s Riverdale has proven that the old Archie characters have a lot of life left in them, or at least more than you’d think for a bunch of teens from a small town, and now they’re going to make a bit of history with a new “Bollywood-style” live-action adaptation. That’s according to Variety, which says film studio…

Blondie jams with The Archies in this exclusive first look

Music has been a major part of Archie Comics for nearly its entire history, and given music’s importance in youth culture, it makes sense that it would be a constant in the lives of Riverdale’s teen characters. That connection to the music world became even stronger when The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” became a #1 single…

Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reveals the origins of Jughead's hat

Riverdale has managed to successfully adapt many of the characters from Archie Comics canon for the small screen, like Jughead, who replace his “whoopee cap” for a knitted beanie. In charge of updating all of these characters for 2017 is series creator (and Archie Comic chief creative officer) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.…

Archie Comics wants a piece of the Riverdale ’shipping action

The blossoming Riverdale romance between type-A-with-secrets Betty and brooding-with-secrets Jughead seems perfectly tailored for ’shippers. After all, their names even fit together in a pleasing manner. Fans have begun to use “Bughead” and “Bethead” to refer to the couple, far better hybrids than anything Betty and…

The many victims of gun violence come alive in a dread-drenched comic

In a study published last year, The American Journal Of Medicine revealed that Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other high-income countries. Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States, and it’s at the foundation of House Of Penance (Dark Horse), a heart-wrenching anti-gun…

This Reggie And Me exclusive puts a spotlight on Riverdale’s resident villain

Reggie Mantle is the biggest jerk in Riverdale, but the new Reggie And Me series looks at the villain from the perspective of a creature that loves him unconditionally: his dog, Vader. Dogs are very popular point of view characters at Archie Comics right now, but having Reggie’s dog as the narrator of his book makes…

Riverdale to get its own comic, creating a perfect circle of Archie books

Despite already being based on a long-running comic franchise, the CW’s upcoming Archie adaptation Riverdale will soon be getting a comic book of its very own. io9 is reporting that the series—produced by superhero show mastermind Greg Berlanti, and showrun by Supergirl’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa—is receiving a prequel…

The best comics of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

The comics landscape is expanding every year, and it can be difficult to find what’s good in the sea of ongoings, miniseries, graphic novels, digital comics, and webcomics. 2016 has featured new works by some of the industry’s top talent as well as impressive projects by up-and-coming creators, so The A.V. Club …

Power Man And Iron Fist is an outstanding reunion for superhero partners

If ever there was a book made for David F. Walker to write, it was Power Man And Iron Fist #1 (Marvel). Well versed in the history of both blaxploitation and kung fu movies, as discussed in his interview from last year, Walker first worked for Marvel in the excellent “50 years of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fury one-shot issue. He…

Read This: In 1973, Josie And The Pussycats did a creepy demonic possession story

From the 1940s onward, the titles produced under the Archie Comics banner have tried to keep pace with the changing times, referencing various fads, fashions, and trends over the decades. The same applies to Josie And The Pussycats, a comic about a feline-themed all-female rock trio led by a winsome young redhead. In…