Archie and the gang meet the band CHVRCHES in upcoming issues of The Archies

Aug 21, 2017

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In October, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie will hit the road together for a new adventure in The ARCHIES #1. The new series will take the group touring on the road together and touring throughout the country. The gang will soon learn first-hand that the rock star lifestyle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as they turn to indie group, CHVRCHES, for guidance. The Scottish indie rockers CHVRCHES will to cameo in THE ARCHIES #2 and guest-star in THE ARCHIES #3.

The Riverdale crew will find themselves at a critical point while on tour in November’s THE ARCHIES #2 when they come across CHVRCHES’ frontwoman Lauren Mayberry and instrumentalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, who look to set them on the right path.

“Adding real bands in the mix gives the series a must-read twist and opens the door for Matt, Joe and I to get our favorite bands into Riverdale,” said Segura. “One of the first bands Matt and I thought of was CHVRCHES just because they’ve got such a modern, fun vibe and we’re both fans of the music.”

CHVRCHES will be the first real life musical act to have their comic book counterparts meet Archie and the gang in the new ongoing series beginning with a cameo appearance in THE ARCHIES #2 and a guest-star role in December’s THE ARCHIES #3.

The band members are no strangers to the comic world, as they previously worked with Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine) , on their video for “Bury It” featuring Haley Williams of Paramore. The video portrays the band as comic book characters with superpowers.


The new series debuts in comic shops and on digital platforms just in time for New York Comic Con on October 4th, 2017 and features artwork by Joe Eisma, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli.


What’s next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It’s friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing THE ARCHIES series!
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 10/4

NEW ONGOING SERIES! The Archies hit the road—but tour isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Can they still make some great music? Or will they go broke and make a U-turn for home?
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 11/8