A few years back Archie Comics really took some chances that certainly had paid off! AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, LIFE WITH ARCHIE, SABRINA and all the new look books brought Archie and his pals to an all new audience.
Now every Thursday evening we get to indulge in the Twin Peaks/soap opera/Teen drama styling of RIVERDALE and if you haven't watched it yet...HOLY COW!!!
Well... Archie omics recently announced the return of the classic characters in classic situations with the ever classic Dan Parent at the helm!!!
Classic Archie is back with a fun twist in YOUR PAL ARCHIE, a new all-ages comic book series launching in July from artist Dan Parent and writer/inker Ty Templeton.
Parent, in his 30th year drawing Archie and the gang, continues his legendary run at the company with a tweak on the hugely popular Archie look, keeping his iconic style fresh and vibrant.
“I've been fortunate enough to be drawing in the classic style for so long, that I eventually formed my own style based on the Dan DeCarlo/Bob Montana model,” said series artist Dan Parent.
“In addition to drawing lots of classic Archie stories for the digests, I've been working on the digital first series LIFE WITH KEVIN, starring Kevin Keller. I had a feeling a classic monthly title might come back into the fold. So here it is!”
Parent’s artwork will be influenced from the styles and fashion of The CW’s hit new RIVERDALE TV series, but will remain familiar for fans of the classic style.
“The influence from the show is more of a fashion makeover for me. I've changed the hairstyles a bit, and the clothes. And the faces are a little more detailed, but the line work is still the simple classic lines I've always used.”
YOUR PAL ARCHIE will hit the shelves on July 26th!