BRAND NEW SERIES from the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941!Can arocking teenager from a small, sleepy town find fame and fortune through this new phenomenon called “rock and roll”?
When Archie Andrews proves to a localDJ that he’s got the makings of a hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy.
MARK WAID:”As a boy who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, I’ve been a rock-origins aficionado my entire life.Doing ARCHIE 1955 is my chance to visit that era I so love, and do it with an Archie spin. As with ARCHIE 1941, we’re very true to the time while telling a story in a modern way that’s exciting and dramatic. Using Archie as a lens through which to really examine the beginnings of rock ‘n’ roll isa blast.”
TOM GRUMMET:”As a teen in high school, I had two ambitions: comic book artist and rock star. My guitar skills being what they were, rock star was pretty much off the table. It’s going to be a kick to explore what might have been through Archie and his friends, at the very birth of rock ‘n roll.”
BRIAN AUGUSTYN: “For as long as I can remember, rock and roll music has been the soundtrack of my life–almost as big to me as were comic books. And I have long been very interested in the ‘overnight sensations’ such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, and other legends. So, ARCHIE 1955 comes from a sweet spot of my lifelong fascinations. Working with Mark is always the best time, and as he is even more into the early days of rock, this project is steeped in the lore of the music and its superstars.”
“Archie is the perfect analog for the budding star; small-town guitarist and singer dying to crack show business and suddenly finding the rainbow bridge to the bigtime! What naive 19-year-old is ready for the onrush of fame and all its joys and heartbreaks? The story will chart Archie’s arc from meteoric rise to the stratosphere and back again. To be the Prince of Rock and Roll and the biggest star of all time is a lot at that age. More heartbreaks may come, and life will demand that he grow up fast–and keep on singing.”
“Artist Tom Grummett joins us for this behind-the-music exploration, and with inker Bob Smith, creates the perfect vision for our vintage rock yarn.”
“The sweeping story will feature laughs and tears, music and drama, and all the pals and gals. Get with it, hep-cats!”
ARCHIE: 1955 #1 will be ON THE SHELF September 18, 2019. Are you ready for the 50’s? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to all things Constant Collectible to keep up to date with all the news and reviews from a world of GEEK CULTURE.