(Mon Aug 03, 2009) Archie Comics made headline news this summer when it was announced that Michael Uslan (Executive Producer of “The Dark Knight”, “Batman Begins”) would be scripting “Archie Marries Veronica”! The story was covered in front pages of newspapers around the world, and was featured in television segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, the Today Show, The View and Al Jazeera to name just a few! Both David Letterman and Jay Leno included the Archie and Veronica wedding in their monologues!
Early next year Archie Comics and Michael Uslan will begin their next exciting project together with the re-imagining of Pureheart the Powerful (Archie as a Superhero), in a series of 5 specials.
Michael Uslan explains “We’re not just talking ONE super-hero here! Archie will be joined by Betty as Superteen, Jughead as Captain Hero, Reggie as Evilheart, Jr., and wait’ll you see the super-versions of Veronica, Dilton, and Moose! Surprises galore are just ahead!”
Michael Uslan continues “Pureheart and Pureheart’s Emergency Patrol will debut in a series of five one-shot comic books that bring back to life the five historic super-hero titles that launched The Archie Comics, originally known as MLJ Comics, back in the Golden Age of the 1930’s and 40’s:”
PEP COMICS introduced the world to the first red, white and blue patriotic American super-hero, The Shield (before that other guy who CARRIES a shield came along) and then in landmark issue #22 introduced the world to Archie, himself, in December 1941, a date that will live in infamy and hilarity. PEP COMICS was to The Archie Comics Group what DETECTIVE COMICS is to DC… its flagship title!
JACKPOT COMICS brought the world the adventures of Archie on the heels of his debut in PEP but also gave us many of the MLJ super-heroes of World War II. When JACKPOT returns in 2010, it’s title will take on a brand new significance that will shock today’s readers! Stay tuned!
BLUE RIBBON COMICS transitioned MLJ from publishing pulp magazines to comic books in the late 1930’s. The home to many super-heroes, it was briefly revived some years back as a special showcase for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and now returns to the Archie Comics line-up!
ZIP COMICS starred Steel Sterling, The Man of Steel (until another super-hero borrowed the latter moniker) and other Golden Age greats in an era where comic books had such cool titles as ACTION, SPEED, FLASH, WHIZ, and WOW! In 2010, it becomes a new home for a new generation of super-speedy super-heroes.
TOP-NOTCH LAUGH COMICS featured everyone from The Black Hood to Jughead over the years as the accent gradually moved to the word LAUGH. Together with the four titles above, it comprised “The Big 5″ of MLJ and now will combine to give the world the ultimate Archie super-heroes, PUREHEART’S EMERGENCY PATROL!”
This is a very exciting launch for Archie Comics that represents both the company’s heritage and the company’s future. This project will have many twists, turns, and surprises, demonstrating why Archie Comics are Cooler than Ever!