ARCHIE COMICS BRINGS BACK LEGENDARY WRITER TOM DEFALCO
WITH THE ACTION-PACKED RETURN OF
“THE MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.DA.L.E.”
New York, NY (May 24, 2010): Archie Comics, publisher of Archie and Stan Lee Comics, continues to bring excitement to new heights with legendary
Marvel writer/editor Tom DeFalco with the explosive action of The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.—a brand new four-part thriller!
“In recent years, James Bond, Star Trek and now the A-Team have been modernized for today’s audiences. It’s time for the super-spies and secret
agents of The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. to return,” states Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “After the success of ‘Archie Meets the Punisher,’
Tom DeFalco was a perfect fit for the explosive adventure the world is about to see.”
In DeFalco-style, The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. features the pulse-pounding exploits of Archie and his friends as high-tech spies working for
the world-defense organization P.O.P. (Protect Our Planet). Their chief enemy, a counter-group known as C.R.U.S.H., is up to no good as they pursue
their obsession to obtain the dangerous Formula Z!
Tasked with defending the formula from the evil spy ring, The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. (aka Archie Andrews) only has one weakness, and
you can be certain C.R.U.S.H. will exploit it! Can girl-crazy Archie resist the va-va-va-BOOM powers of bombshell vixen Sharry the Spy Girl? Together
with his cousin, Andy Andrews—star of a never-published Archie Comics crime story—Archie is determined to save the day. But a terror-filled thrill ride
awaits them and the entire town of Riverdale!
“In bringing back The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., my question was: if spies actually existed in the Archie world, how could they be
seamlessly integrated into Archie’s continuity while still being true to his universe?” remarks Archie Comics alum and writer, Tom DeFalco. “That
is my creative challenge – to create a realistic and dangerous situation for the characters to act in, kind of like mashing up 24 and The Bourne
Identity with Chuck and Get Smart.”
In addition to Stan Lee’s Super Seven, Archie comics on iTunes, Archie’s Red Circle superheroes at DC, and new partnerships, Archie Comics continues
to bring action-packed adventures to eager fans world-wide with the return of legends like Tom DeFalco and The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.!
The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. explodes into action with Archie #610, available 6/23/2010 and continuing through Archie
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