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HEY! HO! LET’S GO! The Ramones were totally before my time, but they were definitely my intro to the wide world of punk, much like Archie Comics were my intro to the wide world of comics. Now, two of my first loves come together in an awesome one-shot, Archie Meets Ramones.

Archie Comics has sent us some exclusive interior artwork by Gisele Lagace, as well as some rad variant covers. But first, here’s the official solicit info:

ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES #1
Hey! Ho! Let’s go! America’s favorite teens cross paths with the original NYC punks in this extra-sized one-shot spectacular that is not to be missed!

When the Archies tank at the Riverdale High Battle of the Bands, a magical twist of fate sends them hurtling into the past—and face-to-face with none other than the Ramones! Can the legendary punks get the Archies to realize their own rock ‘n’ roll potential and find their way home? Probably not—but it’ll be a blitzkrieg bop of a journey, as the two bands bounce from 53rd and 3rd to Rockaway Beach in this must-read crossover from the writers of the best-selling ARCHIE MEETS KISS and WE CAN NEVER GO HOME with jaw-droppingly beautiful art from Gisele Lagace (“Occupy Riverdale”)!

Script: Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg
Art: Gisele Lagace, Shouri
Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR A Reg: Gisele Lagace
Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR B Reg: Veronica Fish
Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR C Reg: Francesco Francavilla
Archie Meets The Ramones #1 CVR D Reg: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 10/5
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Sadly, Archie Meets Ramones doesn’t drop until October. But if you’re at SDCC this weekend, you can plug into all things Archie at the show! Check out these panels Saturday morning:

Archie Comics Forever: 75 Years of Storytelling

Saturday, July 23, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Room 4

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics in this must-see panel with exclusive news and announcements about your favorite characters including ARCHIE, JUGHEAD, BETTY & VERONICA and more! Featuring your favorite Archie Comics talent and perhaps a special ‘Riverdale’ surprise appearance or two.

Riverdale Panel

Saturday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. – approx. 10 p.m. in Room 6BCF

Don’t miss the first ever panel for ‘Riverdale,’ the next hit television show coming to The CW in early 2017! Join the cast and crew of the Archie Comics-based drama for a special screening of the pilot episode!

 

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