Archie Comics is set to launch The Best Archie Comic Ever #1, an anthology featuring some of the best talent in the industry.
Leading the rip-roaring release is an explosive new superhero story by writer Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger, Jennifer Blood) and artist Tim Seeley (G.I. Joe, Deadpool) starring Archie’s fan-favorite superpowered alter ego Pureheart the Powerful, who first appeared in LIFE WITH ARCHIE #42 in 1965.
“Archie Andrews contains multitudes,” Van Lente said in a press release from Archie Comics, “and THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER is like a prism with infinite sides, reflecting every endless possibility. Also, it was cool to do a Pureheart comic with my pal Tim Seeley! It is very funny and will make you laugh, it has exactly one (1) meme joke, enjoy.”
In a second tale reuniting the Savage Hearts creative team of writer Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Worst Dudes) and artist Jed Dougherty, an out-of-his-depth barbarian version of Jughead Jones wages reluctant war against a powerful wizard. And rounding out the issue is an espionage thriller starring super spy Betty Cooper and the world’s most dangerous woman, Veronica Lodge, written by Ruben Najera with art by Giorgia Sposito (Bettie Page, Doctor Who).
This is the first in a series of themed anthology books from Archie Comics.
The Best Archie Comic Ever arrives on June 15, 2022.