EXCLUSIVE: Archie Comics plans a big ol’ trade paperback this summer…
The greatest bubble-gum pop song of all time — Sugar, Sugar by the Archies — was released this month back in 1969. Cool, right? Well, honey, honey, if you’re in an Archies frame of mind — and you should be — there’s a groovy new salute to the faux singing group coming this summer: The Best of Archie: Musical Madness trade paperback.
Dig the solicitation info, which will be released officially by Archie Comics this week:
THE BEST OF ARCHIE: MUSICAL MADNESS
You’ve got front row tickets to the concert of the year with this special new volume of Archie’s all-time best-selling THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS graphic novel series, celebrating over 80 years of musical stories! The Archies are the hottest band of the last century, with tours that have taken them around the world, the catchiest hit singles, and a dedicated fanbase all over the globe. And now you’ve got an all-access look at what makes The Archies—as well as many of their musically-minded friends—are just so fun and appealing! Get ready for mirth, merriment, and plenty of melodies!
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
$13.99 US / $17.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
256 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/30
A few thoughts:
— Wanna hear Sugar, Sugar by the Archies? Click here!
— Wanna hear an even better (gasp!) version? Click here for Wilson Pickett’s brilliant cover!
— Did you know that when the Archies’ Sugar, Sugar hit No. 1 in September 1969, it supplanted the Rolling Stones’ Honky Tonk Women — one of the greatest rock songs of all time? It’s true.
— Relive That Groovy Time in 1968 When THE ARCHIES Met DON KIRSHNER. Click here.
— INSIDE LOOK: Lou Scheimer, Ron Dante and the Birth of THE ARCHIES. Click here.