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Archie Vol. 1

by (author) Mark Waid

illustrated by Fiona Staples

Archie Comic Publications
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12


ARCHIE, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on Archie's origin--a story that has never been told. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time!

About the authors

Contributor Notes

MARK WAID is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer. He is well known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title THE FLASH, as well as his scripting of the limited series KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, and his work on Marvel Comics' CAPTAIN AMERICA. Waid also served as Editor-in-Chief, and later, Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios, where he wrote titles such as IRREDEEMABLE, INCORRUPTIBLE and THE TRAVELER. He has received recent acclaim for his work on the DAREDEVIL and INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK series for Marvel in 2012-2013.

FIONA STAPLES is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as SAGA, NORTH 40, DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS and the new ARCHIE relaunch. She has been cited as one of the best artists working in the industry.

Editorial Reviews

STARRED REVIEW "Archie is reborn, and fans and new readers alike will be clamoring for more." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Verdict? Run, don't walk.” -- NPR

“It’s a perfect reboot that’s not just a great first Archie story, but a great first comic.“ -- BUSINESS INSIDER

“Brings Riverdale to the 21st Century.” -- NERDIST

“Truly fresh and exciting.” -- THE A.V. CLUB

“Mark Waid and Fiona Staples completely reinvent Archie comics, coming up with a take on the character that should appeal to a whole new and extremely wide audience.” -- COMIC BOOK RESOURCES 

“It keeps everything that works about Archie and puts a new gloss on the origin off of the Riverdale gang.” -- BARNES AND NOBLE

"One of this year's most refreshing debuts." — PASTE MAGAZINE

“A successful injection of energy and relevancy into the most innocent universe in modern comics.” -- NEWSARAMA

“Surprisingly compelling drama.” -- IGN

"Archie remains firmly on the side of fun." -- TOR.COM

“Mark Waid does a great job of introducing the characters for new audiences while still holding true to who they are.” -- PANELS 

“A fresh and modern take on a classic property without losing any of the wholesome charm.” -- BLASTR 

“Absolutely fantastic.” -- io9

“It’s just as incredible as you’ve heard.” -- COMICS ALLIANCE

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