Riverdale's red haired rapscallion has long been one of the stalwarts of comic shops and newsstands alike, and since 2015 has been reaching an entirely new audience with a rebooted main title story launched by Fiona Staples and Mark Waid! The comic is currently its fifth arc with Waid still at the helm, the radical Audrey Mok on art, and Kelly Fitzpatrick on colors. In this newest issue, they're also joined by a new co-writer in Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man scribe Ian Flynn, who gave us an insight into what he's doing in his second issue. "These types of 'calm before the storm' stories are fun because you can see things coming together, but the characters never do. One of my favorite moments is when the mystery revolving around Archie's guitar is almost solved and Moose gets involved. And the ending sequence is perhaps the most intense build-up Archie fans have ever seen!" Flynn revealed to us.
Our exclusive pages don't spoil the secret which is going to upset the lives of Jason and Cheryl, but they do feature Archie breaking the fourth wall and once again failing at romance on multiple levels! Classic Archie. Mock and Fitzpatrick's art jumps with life as we follow the hopeless romantic as he searches for his guitar and gets ready to perform at Riverdale High's Spring Dance.
The official solicit for the book teases that "The Blossom family secret has erupted, taking all of Riverdale by surprise--and that includes Cheryl and Jason! What's the truth about their long-lost father?" Though we don't get any hints in there, it's clear it'll be a reveal that shakes up the town in the lead up to the Spring Dance.
Flynn told us of the upcoming story: "These types of 'calm before the storm' stories are fun because you can see things coming together, but the characters never do. One of my favorite moments is when the mystery revolving around Archie’s guitar is almost solved and Moose gets involved. And the ending sequence is perhaps the most intense build-up Archie fans have ever seen!”
You can check out the rest of our pages and all the covers for Archie #29 in the gallery below! Are you excited to get to know more about Cheryl and Jason? Can't wait to see Archie reunited with his precious guitar? Just love any chance to get closer to the characters you've fallen in love with on Riverdale? Let us know in the comments!
Images: Archie Comics
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