Bengaluru: Archie and his pals are back in India, as Comic Con India enters into a first-of-its-kind comic book collaboration with Archie Comics to create an original story for fans of Comic Con. Titled “Archie in the Incredible Comic Con India”, the story exemplifies the spirit of both Archie Comics and the fun experience at Comic Con India.
Set in contemporary times, the India-specific comic book features Archie and the whole gang in India, indulging in fun-filled adventures at Comic Con India. From cosplay to comics, to selfies and merch shopping;Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty and Veronicasoak in the complete Comic Con India experience. The comic book has been created by a creative team at Comic Con India along with leading artists & writers from the house of Archie Comics – DanParent (Cover), Bill Golliher (Script & Comic Art), Jack Morelli (Lettering)and Glenn Whitmore (Color).
The limited-edition comic book will be provided to every member/fan/audience visiting Comic Con India shows in 2019 in the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
Speaking on this remarkable association, Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India said, “The launch of this limited edition comic book intends to reignite the ‘American Dreams’ of Indian pop culture enthusiasts. The book will be something that audiences would love to possess for a very long time. It is an earnest effort by Comic Con India to give back to its fans for all the love and support they have been showing for more than a decade to India’s greatest pop culture experience. This is also the 80th year of Archie Comics, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the series that has been loved by generations in India – and is still hugely popular.”
The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest running brands in the history of the comic industry. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics and are published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world.
Created in 1941, by publisher John L Goldwater, writer Vic Bloom and artist Bob Montana, Archie Andrews, the main protagonist has always been a character of adaptable tissues. The character has gained immense popularity in Australia, India and parts of Japan for its iconic nature and the ability to absorb and reflect cultural aspirations across time and space.