Archie is going back to where it all began – 1941! Archie Comics has announced Archie 1941, a five-issue mini-series from Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, Peter Krause, and Kelly Fitzpatrick, that takes a look at Riverdale during World War II.

“Deep-diving into the characters and their parents from a whole new perspective, Brian Augustyn and I have been able to find a new, rich vein of stories to be told as America edges into World War II and what it’ll mean to the kids,” said Waid in a statement from Archie Comics. “It’s been an exciting project made only more thrilling by the chance to be able to work alongside my longtime co-conspirator on Irredeemable and Insufferable, Peter Krause!”

ARCHIE 1941 #1 (OF 5)
Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Francesco Francavilla, Dave Johnson, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 9/12
32-page, full-color comic
$3.99 U.S.
THE HISTORIC, GROUND-BREAKING MINI-SERIES STARTS HERE! Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!

I have to admit, that I’m very interested in this series because of the premise and the creators involved. What about you?

via Archie Comics

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