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Batman and Robin Swing Into Riverdale in New Archie/DC Comics Crossover Comic!

Batman and Robin are swinging their way to Riverdale and things are going to get really wild, really fast! Archie Comics and DC Entertainment are proud to present the crossover adventure 50 years in the making: ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66! The groovy six-issue mini-series from writers Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci, penciler Dan Parent, inker J. Bone, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, and letterer Jack Morelli will see Gotham’s caped crusaders (as seen in the classic 1960s TV series) on a mission to Riverdale that upends the lives of Archie and the gang in a madcap adventure for the ages.

“Following the success of a monster hit like HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA is tough, but not impossible, and we’re going to prove that with ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66, which meshes two of the most iconic characters in the world,” said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater. “Like Batman, Archie is one of the most famous, global characters in comics, and we’ll see the best of both heroes in the pages of this mini-series, including tons of cameos and plenty of action.”

“We considered many different combinations for this next pairing between DC Universe and Archie characters, and Batman ’66 and Archie Andrews really stood out as the perfect choice,” said Hank Kanalz, DC SVP of Editorial Strategy and Administration. “What DC and Archie started with HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA last year continues with this off-the-wall pairing of Archie and The Caped Crusader; we believe fans of the classic TV shows and their modern interpretations will be excited about this new series.”

“Look, we all want to know what Jughead and The Joker make of each other and we want to see the romance dynamics of Riverdale High thrown completely out of gear by bringing in Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon,” said co-writer Jeff Parker. “It’s very cool to work with a heavy hitting team of top talent. Michael and I synched up immediately with plotting, and Dan and J. Bone are the exact right cartoonists to make a mash-up like this really work.”

“It’s rare that you get a call to work with character/property that you love, but to do TWO at the same time? That’s more than I can ask for,” added co-writer Michael Moreci. “And to work with such an amazing team — this is one of those rare dream projects, and I can’t wait to bring all this love to the series.”

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For artist Dan Parent, this team-up is a childhood dream come true as well. “I’ve been lucky enough to have a career drawing characters I love from my childhood. But the first show I ever got excited about (and my mom can verify this) was the original Batman series!” “So, the chance to combine these two big influences in my life into one project is a total thrill. And to work on it with Jeff and Michael, as well as my friend and colleague J. Bone, makes it even that much sweeter!”

The action and intrigue of ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 begins when a team of Gotham’s most notorious villains decide they need a new base of operations, one with a resident millionaire and fewer superheroes to stop them. Their plan doesn’t go unnoticed for long, and soon enough, Riverdale High has a couple new transfer students: Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon!

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #1 goes on sale July 18, 2018 with a main cover by Mike Allred and variant covers by Derek Charm, Francesco Francavilla, Sandy Jarrell (with Kelly Fitzpatrick colors), Dan Parent (with J. Bone inks, Tito Pena colors), and Ty Templeton.

*** ALSO IN JUNE FROM ARCHIE COMICS ***
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #7

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Available in comic book shops, grocery stores, and newsstands.

Reprinting classic Avengers tales from throughout Marvel history in a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!

ARCHIE SUPERTEENS VS. CRUSADERS #1

Archie Comics’ two most renowned superhero teams are going to meet in this special mini-series event! Features cover 1 of 2 special connecting main covers! 

By Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon, and Jack Morelli with variant cover by Tom Grummett.

BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #7

NEW STORY ARC! “Hunted” Part 2: The Vixens encounter a rival gang—but are these formidable foes or potential new members?  By Jamie Lee Rotante, Jen Vaughn, Elaina Unger, and Rachel Deering with variant covers by Sanya Anwar and Audrey Mok.

VAMPIRONICA #3

The all-new Archie Horror ongoing series continues as Veronica’s search for answers leads to a deadly confrontation at Lodge Mansion!

By Greg & Meg Smallwood and Jack Morelli, with variant covers by Francesco Francavilla and Audrey Mok.

RIVERDALE #14

ALL-NEW stories set between episodes of the smash-hit CW TV series! 

By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, and John Workman with two CW photo covers.

COSMO THE COMPLETE MERRY MARTIAN (TR)

For the first time ever, this classic interplanetary tale from the Silver Age has been collected into one giant-size collection.CosmoTheMerryMartian-GN
Join Cosmo, Orbi, Astra and all their wacky friends as they explore the unknown and discover all-new life forms.

ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH VOL. 1 (TR)

Take a trip back to one of the best-known periods in Archie history in the first of a chronological collection of titles featuring the 1970s series! ArchieAtRiverdaleHigh-GN.jpg

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