Tom Root, co-head writer and co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken on Cartoon Networkâ€™s Adult Swimâ€”and co-creator/executive producer of the networkâ€™s new Titan Maximumâ€”brings his patented irreverent humor to the milestone 200th issue of JUGHEAD.
â€œSomething Ventured, Something Gainedâ€ takes Riverdale Highâ€™s fabled teens on their wildest ride ever, as Jughead trades his bodyâ€™s metabolism to a witch in exchange for an irresistible mega cheeseburgerâ€¦ and everything goes bonkers from there with a chain reaction of cataclysmic proportions!
This wonâ€™t be the first time Root has tackled the Archie comic book teens.Â One of Robot Chickenâ€™s most popular episodes parodies the Archie Comics characters in a send-up of the movie â€œFinal Destination.â€
â€œThe Archie Comics characters are comedy icons,â€ said Root.Â â€œEach characterâ€™s personality has been so well-defined over the course of nearly 70 years that it was a lot of fun to shake them up and present them with new challenges.Â Mostly, though, I just wanted to write a funny issue.Â I hope Archie fans like it!â€
Rootâ€™s comic book debut isnâ€™t the only first associated with Jugheadâ€™s 200th issue â€“ the book will also be available with Archie Comicsâ€™ first-ever variant cover, by noted comics artist and JUGHEAD penciller Rex Lindsey. For every three regular issues purchased, the variant will be included free.
JUGHEAD #200 retails for $2.50 and will be available March 17.