|Archie and the Riverdale gang have delighted generations of fans through comics and television series for over seventy-five years. This fall, the longest-running series in the Archie Comics lineup reaches a major milestone with November's ARCHIE #700, kicking off a bold new era in Riverdale history.
Written by top-selling comics scribe Nick Spencer (Captain America, Morning Glories) with art by fan-favorite Marguerite Sauvage (Faith, DC Bombshells), ARCHIE #700 picks up several months after the climax of writer Mark Waid's historic run on the reimagined ARCHIE series, which reaches its conclusion this Wednesday in issue #32.
Launching in November, issue #700 sees Archie and his friends returning to school with new storylines, new mysteries unfolding, and a bombshell secret romance soon to be revealed.
“Getting to write ARCHIE is more than a dream come true for me," said writer Nick Spencer. "I’ve loved reading the exploits of the whole Riverdale gang my entire life, and getting to now tell their stories myself is a real honor. And launching with a milestone 700th issue! It doesn’t get better than that."
"Well, it does actually— I’m working with Marguerite Sauvage, one of the best artists in comics!" added Spencer. "Everyone involved in this project has such a passion for these characters, and it’s our sincere hope to honor the legacy of what’s come before while moving boldly into the future with twists and surprises like you’ve never seen before!”
Additionally, this October will see the release of ARCHIE #699, a special recap issue that covers the key events from the ARCHIE series including the #LipStickIncident, Over the Edge, Heart of Riverdale and more. This issue will be available at comic book shops and digitally for a special promotional price of $1 and is geared towards new and returning readers.