Marvel and Archie comics has announced their team up. The two iconic companies are partnering up for a new comic series called Marvel Comics Digest. The small series of comics will focus on popular Marvel characters and stories, however, Archie comics will be the ones designing, distributing, and directing the comics to retailers, comic book stores, and so forth. The first issue will be available June of this year.
Take a look at the first cover:
Archie Comics will publish six Marvel digests a year, with four hitting in 2017. The collections will feature various eras and stories including many of Marvel’s most recognizable heroes, with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Avengers hitting first. MARVEL COMICS DIGEST: STARRING THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, hits in June. Future MARVEL COMICS DIGEST will feature Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the X-Men.
This partnership is definitely exciting for fans of both Archie and Marvel. The Publisher/CEO of Archie comics, John Goldwater had this to say:
“For years, Archie has made the digest format our bread and butter. We are supremely excited to spotlight iconic characters like Spider-Man and the Avengers through this major partnership with Marvel. These books will serve as a great introduction to the Marvel Universe for new readers and a very special, curated selection of stories for existing fans. It’s a win-win!”
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