Archie Comics Unveils Its First Ever Variant Cover

Jughead #200, by Robot Chicken producer/writer Jim Root, will get the company’s first ever variant cover.

Newsarama has an exclusive first look at the variant cover for Jughead #200, written by Robot Chicken producer/writer Jim Root.  Retailers will get one free variant of Jughead #200 for every three copies they purchase of the normal cover.  A press release accompanied the story:

Robot Chicken writer/producer Tom Root Lends Irreverent Humor to Comic Book Icon
Tom Root, co-head writer and co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning
Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim—and co-creator/executive
producer of the network’s new Titan Maximum—brings his patented
irreverent humor to the milestone 200th issue of JUGHEAD.
“Something Ventured, Something Gained” takes Riverdale High’s fabled
teens on their wildest ride ever, as Jughead trades his body’s
metabolism to a witch in exchange for an irresistible mega
cheeseburger… and everything goes bonkers from there with a chain
reaction of cataclysmic proportions! 
 “Tom Root infuses his scripts with wild humor and great storytelling
that perfectly fits Jughead,” said Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater. 
This won’t be the first time Root has tackled the Archie comic book
teens.  One of Robot Chicken’s most popular episodes parodies the
Archie Comics characters in a send-up of the movie “Final
“The Archie Comics characters are comedy icons,” said Root.  “Each
character’s personality has been so well-defined over the course of
nearly 70 years that it was a lot of fun to shake them up and present
them with new challenges.  Mostly, though, I just wanted to write a
funny issue.  I hope Archie fans like it!”
Root’s comic book debut isn’t the only first associated with Jughead’s
200th issue – the book will also be available with Archie Comics’
first-ever variant cover, by noted comics artist and JUGHEAD penciller
Rex Lindsey. For every three regular issues purchased, the variant will
be included free. 
JUGHEAD #200 retails for .50 and will be available March 17.

Jughead #200 Variant
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Posted originally: 2009-12-09 14:51:12

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