Subsequent week Archie Comics will launch Archie & Associates: Summer time Lovin’ #1, a brand new one-shot within the Archie & Associates collection of seasonal releases. The difficulty incorporates a new major story, “Carnival Love,” from the artistic crew of author Tee Franklin, penciller Dan Mother or father, inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli. In the present day The Beat is proud to current an unique preview of the story, which introduces new pansexual character Eliza Han to Riverdale, and divulges new details about Veronica Lodge’s cousin, Harper.
Right here’s how Archie Comics describes the “Carnival Love” story in Archie & Associates: Summer time Lovin’ #1:
It’s time for some enjoyable (and perhaps even romance) on the Riverdale summer season carnival! Trying to rekindle their relationship, Reggie is worked up when he finds out Veronica’s cousin, Harper Lodge, can be visiting a touring carnival that arrived in Riverdale! Plus, a set of fun-in-the-sun tales excellent for a seaside learn!
“As a toddler, I keep in mind my grandmother amassing Archie digests approach again within the ’70s,” author Tee Franklin advised The Beat. “Archie Comics’ longevity is a sight to behold; they’ve been inclusive for many years and for me to be given an opportunity to create a model new bi-racial, plus-sized, pansexual, disabled character for Archie is actually surreal. I want my grandmother was nonetheless right here to see her namesake, Eliza Han.”
Speaking extra about Eliza and what she brings to Riverdale, Franklin elaborated on her aim for the character. “I hope that readers of all ages can see themselves in Eliza,” she stated. “Whereas her debut shakes issues up round Riverdale — that fun-loving gag metropolis — hope, optimism, and friendship stays.” Franklin additionally provided a touch for sharp-eyed readers, saying, “Yet one more factor . . . take note of the background. winks”
Take a look at the unique preview of “Carnival Love,” in addition to a have a look at one of many reprint tales from the one-shot, “Windsurfing Woes” by author Tom DeFalco, pencillers Pat & Tim Kennedy, inker Wealthy Koslowski, colorist Digikore Studios, and letterer Jack Morelli, under. Archie & Associates: Summer time Lovin’ #1 is due out in shops and digitally subsequent Wednesday, June eighth.