Obama and Palin Meet… Archie Andrews?
The fine folks in sunny Riverdale have a pair of powerful visitors, sweeping into town later this year. Scratch that. The fine folks in Riverdale have one powerful visitor and one ex-governor / tea-party activist sweeping into town later this year. Why? Because student politics is a national level issue when it’s Archie Andrews vs. Reggie Mantle! The fate of Riverdale High, and by proxy, all of our nation comes down to who will take over the student body. Think about it. Unemployment is still rampant throughout the states. The war in Iraq is over, but we’re swimming in debt over it. The mighty dollar isn’t what it used to be. But it all will come down to who will represent the student body… everyone’s favorite every-kid, Archie, or that rule-breaker, Mantle “The Magnificent”. While we’re not even sure how the President and Mrs. Palin will find Riverdale, given that it, like Springfield of The Simpsons fame, exists devoid of a literal state address… we can be positive though, that the visit will make history.
Hitting comic book shelves in late December, and then January, the Obama / Palin two-part storyline should draw politically minded fans to the rack quicker than Jughead dashes to Pop Tate’s on new flavor day. We here at ComicMix wanted to share the pair or covers for the December/January solicits. Give a gander at our sitting President and the media’s favorite Hockey Mom as they shed their animosity for one another, all over a chocolate malt.
“Campaign Pain” Part 1.
President Barack Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!
Script by Alex Simmons, art by Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios. Cover art by Dan Parent and Tito Pena. On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 22, 2010, Newsstands: Week of JAN 4, 2011
ARCHIE # 617
“Campaign Pains,” Part 2
When President Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin arrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of these political powerhouses, but they don’t! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!
Script by Alex Simmons, art by Dan Parent, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios. Cover art by Dan Parent
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11, Newstands: Week of FEB 8, 2011