Archie Goes Digital With ‘Bronze Age’ DVD-ROM
Following in the footsteps of previous digital media initiatives, Archie and the crew from Riverdale will soon be making their adventures available via the ol’ computer machines.
A recent press release from Archie Comics indicates that the publisher has put together a new DVD-ROM collection that will feature high-quality image files from a large number of Bronze Age Archie comics.
The specs, according to the official PR:
This includes a total of 97 comic books covering a span from February 1970 through December 1979, including annuals, all articles, and every single advertisement. All comics can be printed or viewed on your PC. The high-quality DVD-ROM is compatible with nearly every platform, including Windows 95 / Me / 98 / XP / 2000 / Vista, Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and below, Linux, Mac OS X Intel. Purchase the Archie Bronze Age Series at your local computer software store or buy it online at http://stuffshop.archiecomics.com/arbragesedv.html
Since the Archie titles remain one of the only current series that seems to stay afloat selling in supermarket checkout lines, I have to wonder how well they’ll do in the new frontier of "computer software stores." I’m not going to bet against them, though, as it seems like anything is possible with Archie.