Remember Kresge’s? Western Auto? If not, some time travel may be in order. Or, beginning next month watch Archie Comics take Archie back to the year his character was created in a new five-issue limited series, Archie 1941. For 77 years Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica have been entertaining the world from their hometown of Riverdale, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold like this. World War II is looming. What will that mean for Archie and his friends?
Archie 1941 is from a story by the writing team of Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn, with interior artwork provided by Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, and Jack Morelli. Five covers will be available, created by Peter Krause, Sanya Anwar, Francesco Francavilla, Dave Johnson, and Aaron Lopresti.
Archie Comics created a video trailer for Archie 1941 and they sent us a preview of the first issue. Check it out:
Look for Archie 1941 at Elite Comics or your local comic book store coming Wednesday, September 12.