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Archie Comics, publisher of Archie and Stan Lee Comics, continues to bring excitement to new heights with legendary Marvel writer/editor Tom DeFalco with the explosive action of The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.—a brand new four-part thriller!

“In recent years, James Bond, Star Trek and now the A-Team have been modernized for today’s audiences. It’s time for the super-spies and secret agents of The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. to return,” states Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “After the success of ‘Archie Meets the Punisher,’ Tom DeFalco was a perfect fit for the explosive adventure the world is about to see.”

In DeFalco-style, The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. features the pulse-pounding exploits of Archie and his friends as high-tech spies working for the world-defense organization P.O.P. (Protect Our Planet). Their chief enemy, a counter-group known as C.R.U.S.H., is up to no good as they pursue their obsession to obtain the dangerous Formula Z!

Tasked with defending the formula from the evil spy ring, The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. (aka Archie Andrews) only has one weakness, and you can be certain C.R.U.S.H. will exploit it! Can girl-crazy Archie resist the va-va-va-BOOM powers of bombshell vixen Sharry the Spy Girl? Together with his cousin, Andy Andrews—star of a never-published Archie Comics crime story—Archie is determined to save the day. But a terror-filled thrill ride awaits them and the entire town of Riverdale!

“In bringing back The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., my question was: if spies actually existed in the Archie world, how could they be seamlessly integrated into Archie’s continuity while still being true to his universe?” remarks Archie Comics alum and writer, Tom DeFalco. “That is my creative challenge – to create a realistic and dangerous situation for the characters to act in, kind of like mashing up 24 and The Bourne Identity with Chuck and Get Smart.”

In addition to Stan Lee’s Super Seven, Archie comics on iTunes, Archie’s Red Circle superheroes at DC, and new partnerships, Archie Comics continues to bring action-packed adventures to eager fans world-wide with the return of legends like Tom DeFalco and The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.!

THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. explodes into action with Archie #610, available 6/23/2010 and continuing through Archie #613!

via Archie Comics

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  1. May 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    I like Grant Morrison and Mark Millar as much as the next guy, but I’m glad there’s still room in this industry for Tom DeFalco. He knows how to keep the fun in comics. He was writing Fantastic Four when I first started buying my own comics, and although his run has been criticized for its soap-opera qualities, there’s one thing he always got right: his stuff could be read and enjoyed by both kids and adults. That’s something you can’t say for too many of the current big-shots, and I think the industry is suffering for it.

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