The Archie 1941 series was really powerful, and if you haven’t already, so worth the read. Now the publisher is following up that series with Archie 1955 from Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, an Tom Grummett, as they look at Rock and Roll through the eyes of the Riverdale gang.
“As a boy who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, I’ve been a rock-origins aficionado my entire life,” Waid said. “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 is a blast.”
Launching in September, the five-issue miniseries imagines what life would be like for Archie Andrews and the gang if they were real teens in 1955, and it follows him on a quest for success in the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene. When Archie proves to a local DJ that he’s got the talent for hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy.
Archie 1955 is scheduled to arrive on September 18, 2019.