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Approx. delivery date is March 15!

Hero Initiative makes its move to Riverdale! In the now-grand tradition of Hero’s previous Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project and Hulk 100 Project, ALL of Hero’s exclusive original covers to the landmark Archie #600 are on display in this great book! Over 50 contemporary artists have made contributions, including Stan Goldberg, Sam Kieth, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, John Romita Sr., Bill Sienkiewicz and MORE! This great volume even includes the FULL blockbuster Archie #600 story as well!

NOTE: This is the special limited edition hardcover. Only 250 copies of this hardcover edition have been printed!

96 pages squarebound full-color

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    Archie 50 Times an American Icon hardcover impression

    posted Mar 21, 2011 7:03 PM by vu sleeper

    From Vu

    The book arrived today.

    The verdict: Not really worth it.

    It's about sixty pages of pinups and a reprint of Archie #600 (which I already own), but even going through each page very slowly, it won't take you very long to get through. I read it from cover to cover and it took about five minutes.  Surprisingly thin for something that's 96 pages. Since most of the sketches are done in black & white, it seems wasted on the nice glossy pages - although whenever you do see images in color, they really pop.

    Also, not really crazy about the cover choice either, I would've personally gone with Norm Breyfogle or Jerry Ordway.

    It's for a charity, so when you get this book, consider it, more or less, a donation - except you get to keep something in return! However, if you were looking for entertainment, then spend that $25 (the cost of the hardcover and shipping comes to $35) on a Bluray movie or the latest Punisher trade and you'll get more value out of that.

    Hero Initiative at Orlando MegaCon!

    posted Mar 17, 2011 10:18 PM by vu sleeper


    MEGACON 2011 (03/25/10 - 03/27/10)
    Hero Initiative at Orlando MegaCon!
    Posted by McLauchlin at Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:21:00 PM

    Oh, yes. We will be there. Plans include…

    • Your chance to get your meathooks on Archie: 50 Times an American Icon, and get it signed by Joe Jusko, Dan Parent, George Pérez, Mike Perkins and Jim Valentino

    • Creators such as Denny O'Neil, Dan Panosian, George Pérez, Tim Sale, Roy Thomas, Jim Valentino, Mark Waid and more (alas, Howard Chaykin will not be making the con, owing to scheduling difficulties).

    • Saturday only, Rachael Carr, the hostess of

    • And the ever-popular more, more, MORE!

    See you at booth #624. It's where all the cool kids will be.

    Jim McLauchlin

    Archie 50 Times an American Icon shipped today

    posted 20 hours agoMar 17, 2011 5:00 PM by vu sleeper

    From Vu

    I got a confirmation email that my pre-order for Archie 50 Times an American Icon Hardcover has shipped today. I'll let you know if it's worth getting after I get the book.

    This ship notification is being sent to you by the U.S. Postal Service at the request of ATOMIC COMICS.

    Archie 50 Times an American Icon available this month

    posted Mar 4, 2011 3:07 PM by vu sleeper [ updated a minute agoMar 7, 2011 2:35 AM ]

    From Vu


    ARCHIE 50 TIMES AN AMERICAN ICON is available in both a Hardbound and Softbound version, according to

    Both version of the book, Hardcover and Softcover, is $25 and $10, respectively. Both are listing a delivery date of approximately March 15th.

    If you're a collector, you may want to get the hardcover, as usually, because they are more expensive, they tend to be more limited.

    UPDATE: Hardcover is limited to 250 copies

    Westfield's Top Ten Comics for January 2011

    posted Jan 26, 2011 2:43 PM by vu sleeper


    10 Things I Find Reasonable About January ‘11 Comics (and a couple I don’t)
    by KC Carlson

    A funny thing happened as I was preparing to write this column…

    I’m short on time these days, as I’m preparing for a trip away from home, and I’m attempting to get about a bazillion things done before I leave (you know the drill). So I decided to multi-task and do my pre-writing research flip though Previews while I was watching the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. At first, reading through the latest monthly solicitations while chilling out to The Roots and John Legend was working out fine.


    6. Archie: 50 Times an American Icon: Similar to the Hero Initiative’s previous Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project, this new collection brings together over 50 contemporary comic artists (often in surprising combinations) to celebrate the historic Archie Wedding (1 groom, 2 brides, and all “imaginary”). Charged with drawing their version of Archie and his friends on a blank Archie #600 template, the artists have instead gone beyond the Archie wedding to depict the characters as superheroes (George Pérez, Mark McKenna, and more), rock stars (Cliff Chiang, Ben Dewey), and icons (“three on a straw” by John Romita Sr. inked by Todd McFarlane!). Plus, Joseph Michael Linsner draws Betty, and we witness the first professional work of new 17-year-old artist Rachel Ordway when she teams up with her dad Jerry. Plus, there is an actual wedding cover as Jughead marries ???! Other contributors include Sam Keith, Bill Sienkiewicz, and even the Archie wedding artist himself — Stan Goldberg! Plus, you get the history-making Archie #600 story! All proceeds go to the Hero Initiative, which assists comics creators in need.

    CBR: Archie Comics Goes Day-and-Date Digital
    Jan 12, 2011 5:33 PM
     by vu sleeper


    (Vu: Archie has the right idea, regarding making their comics available the same day of release. DC and Marvel should really pay attention to what's going on. I would love a better software/store and I would like to see it go one step-further and reduce the prices of the digital version. After all, you still can't give a copy to your friends or re-sell it later on.)

    Archie Comics Goes Day-and-Date Digital

    by Kevin Mahadeo, Staff Writer

    In a major move, Archie Comics today announced their upcoming Day-and-Date Digital initiative -- a landmark move beginning April 1 that makes the company's weekly comics output available for purchase both in print and digitally simultaneously.

    Readers will still be able to purchase new comics in print at their local comic shops every week as per usual. However, the exact same comics will also be available for digital download for $1.99 each through the Archie Comics app from iVerse -- available on the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. While Archie and other comic companies have previously offered one or two issues of a comic to readers in print and digitally with the same release date, this marks the first time a company's entire weekly publishing output will be available in both mediums on the same day.


    You mentioned that you feel the digital market can help print sales. Once someone reads a few issues of a comic online, they might be more willing to go pick up, say, the trade afterward. Do you see that as something likely to happen on a regular basis?
    Archie CEO Jon Goldwater: I do. I really look to the digital format to support all sorts of print initiatives. I definitely look at it in supporting the trade sales, without a doubt. If you download a series of books that are available as a trade, I think you'd ultimately go out and buy the trade, without a doubt. I think this is all one big support group. All this is, is another format, another avenue for us to get our books out there. I don't look at this as undercutting any one aspect of the business at all. It's another way to provide our brand and sell our brand. That's all this is.


    Archie 50 Times an American Icon SC coming in 2011
    Oct 23, 2010 12:04 PM
     by vu sleeper

    From, thanks to Ilke

    (A) Various
    Hero Initiative makes its move to Riverdale! In the now-grand tradition of Hero's previous Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project, all of Hero's exclusive original covers to the landmark Archie #600 are on display in this great book! Over 50 contemporary artists have made contributions, including Stan Goldberg, Sam Kieth, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, John Romita Sr., Bill Sienkiewicz and more! This great volume even includes the blockbuster Archie #600 story!

    In Shops: 1/26/2011 Item Code: NOV100953 SRP: $10.00

    George Perez contributes new cover to Archie #600 Variant Edition
    Mar 24, 2010 2:32 PM
     by vu sleeper


    ARCHIE COMICS #600 (Variant Edition,  Pérez Cover) (Jul 2010)
    Archie Teams Up with Hero Initiative
    by CBR News Team

    Official Press Release

    50 new Archie covers by 50 great artists will benefit Hero Initiative

    Archie and the whole Riverdale gang certainly are heroes. Now they’re joining forces to aid cartoonists in need.

    Archie Comics is teaming up with the Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, for an amazing artistic extravaganza involving the premier issue of the world-renowned Archie wedding series, Archie #600. Archie Comics has printed 50 blank-covered copies of the landmark book, and Hero will have 50 stellar artists do original Archie covers on the special edition books. The originals will be auctioned off at a later date to benefit Hero, and a book will be published, collecting all 50 covers.

    Superstar artists such as Neal Adams, Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, John Romita, Tim Sale and more are all contributing to the project, “Archie Covers: Fifty Times an American Icon.” More artistic surprises are yet in store, as artists from the animation world and even underground comics will be making contributions as well!

    "Hey, Archie Comics is one of the very few companies I've never worked for and any opportunity to draw the lovely Betty and Veronica is one I can't possibly pass up, especially as it also benefits the Hero Initiative. And, considering my reputation as a super-team artist, how could I resist drawing the Riverdale gang in their superhero persona?" said legendary Marvel/DC artist and Hero board member George Pérez.

    “Archie Comics is committed to supporting those who have spent their lives as the cornerstone of the comics industry. We are thrilled to be working with the Hero Initiative on this project,” remarks Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “The covers have been remarkable and we can’t wait to see what the remaining artists have in store for their edition of the Hero covers for Archie #600.”

    Each original cover will be auctioned off via at a future date. A release date for the book is also pending. Stay tuned! You will not want to miss out on these amazing once-in-a-lifetime covers!

    About The Hero Initiative:
    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

    Archie Comics
    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 has sold 1.5 billion comics and is published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world. Archie Comics has spawned characters whose popularity has spilled over into other media and who have become part of popular culture. SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS are just some of the many legendary franchises that are part of the Archie Comics library.