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Archie Comics to Re-Launch Superhero Imprint as Dark Circle Comics

dark circleArchie Comics plans to re-launch their superhero imprint under a new name, Dark Circle Comics. This division was previously known as Red Circle Comics.

The executives plan to announce some of the new work-in-progress titles on the Dark Circle list at this year’s Comic Con International: San Diego event. Alex Segura, who serves as senior vice president of publicity and marketing, has been named editor of this imprint.

Co-CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater had this statement in the press release: ”This is a fresh start and a new direction for these iconic characters. It all boils down to story – tales that feature compelling characters by some of the best talent in comics. Alex – with the help of myself, our President Mike Pellerito, CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Editor Paul Kaminski – has carefully curated a line of comics that will hopefully be seen as the definitive interpretations of these characters for a long time. We couldn’t be more excited.”

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Archie Comics to Launch New ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Horror Series

Sabrina CoverArchie Comics will launch a new horror series starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also works on the Afterlife with Archie series, will serve as the writer. Robert Hack has signed on to create the art.

According to the press release, this new series “promises to show fan-favorite character Sabrina in a way fans have never seen her.” The first issue has been scheduled to come out in October 2014.

Lena Dunham to Pen Archie Comics Story

archie girlsLena Dunham, best known as the lead actress and creator of Girls, will write a four-part mini-series for Archie Comics.

The publisher plans to release the four Dunham issues sometime in 2015. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa promised that Dunham’s story will be “really, really funny.”

Dunham had this statement in the press release: “I was an avid Archie collector as a child — conventions, first editions that I kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity.”

Archie Comics to Release Horror Series

Archie Comics has a new horror series, bringing zombies to Riverdale with Afterlife with Archie.

The first issue will be released on October 9th. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the script and artist Francesco Francavilla created the illustrations. You can read more at the comic’s special site.

This marks the first time the company has produced a “direct marketing only, NOT for all ages” comic book. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

Warner Bros. Pictures to Produce ‘Archie’ Comics Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures will produce a live-action adaptation of the Archie comics. This will be the first feature film about the Riverdale High teens.

Jason Moore, the director of Pitch Perfect, will helm this high school comedy. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the writer behind the Archie Meets Glee comic cross-over series, will write the script. Aguirre-Sacasa had this statement in the release:

Archie is the ultimate teenager and this movie will be the ultimate teenage movie-in the grand tradition of Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

‘Archie Meets Glee’ Has Sold Out

The first issue of the Archie Meets Glee comic cross-over series, ARCHIE #641, has sold out. According to the release, “both the regular and variant covers proved equally popular, selling out simultaneously.”

Dan Parent, long-time Archie Comics illustrator and the creator of the Kevin Keller character, worked with colleagues Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena on the covers and the interior art. Glee TV series writer/producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the story.

The second part was released on April 3rd. Part three will hit comicbook stores on May 1st and the final installment will follow on May 29th.

Carrie the Musical to Return to Broadway

Carrie: The Musical will return to Broadway. Above, we’ve embedded a collection of local news reviewers panning the infamous musical in the late 1980s.

Here’s more from The Washington Post: “MCC Theater said Tuesday that it will remount the musical based on the 1974 Stephen King novel in January. It will be the first time the show has been professionally produced since its 1988 Broadway flop.”

According to the article, the show’s original authors, composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford, and writer Lawrence D. Cohen, have signed on to revitalize the show. Molly Ranson will star in the title role and Marin Mazzie will play her religious mother Margaret White.

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