Archie #635 – written by me, art by the super-talented Gisele and featuring a variant cover by the amazing Jill Thompson – is out today! The story, “Occupy Riverdale,” brings the movement to Archie’s hometown and features most of the major players in a hopefully fun adventure. Swing by your local comic shop and pick up a copy. Curious to hear what you all think.
Also, the issue features some fun cameos – namely, NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan and traffic/weather reporter Jamie Shupak. I’d known for a while that Pat and Jamie were huge Archie fans, and I was on the lookout for a chance to get them into one of our books for a while. When I got the “Occupy” assignment, it all clicked into place. Very excited it came together and even more excited for the kind words and NY1 name-check this morning!
Anyway, enjoy the issue. While it tackles a serious and relevant topic, we tried hard to make it fun and very much an Archie story. Hope you enjoy.