The Mary Sue Exclusive: Archie: Collector’s Edition Cover Preview

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Hey, Archie fans! Fun fact: the first two issues of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ Archie run are completely sold out. On top of that, the first issue completely sold out of its second printing, too! To celebrate a sold out run, there’s a special edition collection coming out in December collecting the first three issues of this Archie run.

It’s about 80 pages long and is packed with a bunch of features that weren’t in the original printings. Consider this the Blu-ray box set with additional special features that, if you’re an Archie fan, you want to get your hands on. You can find the solicitation info below.


This direct market-only, 80-page special collects the first three issues of the landmark new Archie series. Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways with a new school year, new changes, new questions and new storylines for the teens of Riverdale. Take another look at all of the gorgeous artwork by the incomparable Fiona Staples in this must-have collector special! And if you haven’t experienced the historical, groundbreaking new Riverdale yet, now is your chance to get in on the ground floor! This collector’s edition contains special features you won’t want to miss out on!

Script: Mark Waid

Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 12/16
80-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

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