The Archies #4 comes out 1/10 — and we have an INSIDE LOOK:
Back when The Archies was announced, I put together a list of 13 musical acts I wanted to see the Riverdale crew meet up with. (Click here.) The Monkees were one of the easiest choices to make — perhaps the easiest choice.
“The ultimate prefab group meets the ultimate prefab group. It’s like a pop-music ouroboros,” is what I wrote at the time.
On 1/10, it’s happening in The Archies #4, by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Joe Eisma, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli. And there are four covers to choose from: The main one by Greg Smallwood and variants by Mike Allred and Joe Eisma, plus a Monkees.com exclusive by Tyler Boss.
Allred, by the way, is a Monkees fan of the highest magnitude. He even put together a list of his 13 Favorite Monkees Songs, which you should most certainly check out here.
“This issue was, hands down, the craziest thing Matt and I have ever written — and, for those keeping score at home, we sent the Archies back in time to meet the Ramones,” Segura said. “This adventure is off the wall, fun, quirky and loaded with heart — just like the Monkees themselves! No time travel, no alternate dimensions, but tons of fun. We had a great time having the Monkees show the Archies the ropes and it was spectacular to see artist Joe Eisma and colorist Matt Herms stretch their artistic muscles on this one. Hope you guys dig it.”
Eisma added: “This issue was one of the most fun and wonderfully bizarre comics I’ve ever drawn, thanks to a very exciting script from Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg. I’ve never shifted between art styles in a comic like this, and it was a nice change of pace. I still can’t believe I got the chance to draw a comic with the Monkees in it! Expect the unexpected with this one!”
So let’s get on with the EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW.
Hey, hey, they’re the Monkees — and the Archies:
— MIKE ALLRED Picks 13 Favorite Monkees Songs. Click here.