IDW Publishing, which specializes in graphic novels and comics, has signed a deal with Archie Comics to publish the adventures of America’s typical teenager (and that weird cross-hatched drawing on the side of his head) in book form. The publisher will bring out the first-ever sequential reprints of the popular ’40s Archie newspaper comic strip, drawn and written by Archie’s creator Bob Montana. IDW will also release “best-of” books highlighting the work of Archie’s best artists, including Montana and Dan DeCarlo. Since all of Archie’s own re-prints are re-written and sometimes re-drawn to remove topical references, or even references to artists who sued them, these books will be the first opportunity in a while to see these stories as they originally appeared. We recommend the story where Archie accidentally makes two dates for the same dance. Remember that one?
Publisher signs deal for Archie comics
Book deal to include first-ever sequential reprints of the '40s strip