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TOM DEFALCO AND WALTER SIMONSON TO TEAM ON SPECIAL ARCHIE ISSUE
Archie #648 will unite comic book legends on superhero spoof this fall
New York, NY – This October, Archie and friends tackle the legend of Thor with Tom DeFalco and Walter Simonson on board. The all-star creative team each had celebrated runs crafting the tales of the god-turned-superhero and will deftly combine that experience with the world of Riverdale in a story entitled “Clod of Thunder.” DeFalco is writing the story while Simonson will provide the cover art.
Tom DeFalco got his start in comics working at Archie before going on to become editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics. He continues to write for Archie, often collaborating with Archie superstar artist Fernando Ruiz (Life with Archie) who will provide interiors on Archie #648.
Award-winning writer/artist Walter Simonson is undoubtedly one of the most notable comic creators to work on Marvel’s The Mighty Thor, shaping the character’s fate for nearly a decade. This will be Simonson’s first work for Archie Comics.
Also lending her talents is multiple award winning colorist Laura Martin whose work spans multiple publishers including Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most sought-after colorists in comics, Martin is a two time winner of the Eisner Award for Best Colorist, a Harvey Award winner and also received the Comics Buyer’s Guide Favorite Colorist Award four years in a row.
Archie Comics remains at the forefront of humor in comics, continuously spoofing a wide range of genres from sci-fi to spy thriller to fairy tales. With the superhero genre ripe for parody, it’s the perfect target for Archie to set its sights on while showcasing its versatility of subject matter and ever-growing talent pool.
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Archie Comics is one of the leading mass market comic book publishers in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The New Crusaders, The Shield, Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music in various popular incarnations.