Archie Comics has been on a roll recently with changing titles. After many of the “reboot” lines were scrapped, Archie has been replacing them with some pretty awesome titles–including Jughead: The Hunger and The Archies. The new series, which focuses on the infamous comic book band, will be introducing real bands through its series. First up, is Scottish indie band CHVRCHES.
“When Riverdale’s upstart rock group THE ARCHIES run into trouble during their first tour, they’ll turn to Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES for guidance in the new opening arc of THE ARCHIES ongoing series!
After completing their first show in May’s THE ARCHIES ONE-SHOT, Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, and Reggie hit the road together in October’s THE ARCHIES #1 and will learn first-hand that the rock star lifestyle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Riverdale’s rockin’ teens band find themselves at a critical point while on tour in November’s THE ARCHIES #2 when they come across CHVRCHES’ frontwoman Lauren Mayberry and instrumentalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, who look to set them on the right path.”
This isn’t the first time The Archie’s have met with a real life band before. They met The Ramones not too long ago, and from the looks of things, that was only the beginning.
“Adding real bands in the mix gives the series a must-read twist and opens the door for Matt, Joe and I to get our favorite bands into Riverdale,” said writer Alex Segura. “One of the first bands Matt and I thought of was CHVRCHES just because they’ve got such a modern, fun vibe and we’re both fans of the music.”
Issue 2 is due out 11/8, and has a pretty excellent creative team behind it. Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg take charge of the script. Artists Joe Esima, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli will be bringing the characters to life with their art.