Archie Comics is getting grungy with their new music-themed comic book, Afterlife with Archie. The series is about a group of teens who die in a car accident and are resurrected as zombies.
Archie Comics has been around since the 1930s, and in that time, the company has reinvented itself several times to stay relevant with readers. The most recent reinvention came in 2015, when the company launched a new line of comics featuring a more modern and troubled version of Archie Andrews and his friends. Now, Archie Comics is teaming up with Epitaph Records to release a line of music inspired by these new comics.
The “Archie Music Sampler” will be released on April 7th, and will feature songs from some of Epitaph’s most popular artists, including blink-182, Sum 41, Yellowcard, and Less Than Jake. The sampler will be available for free with the purchase of any Archie comic book at participating stores.
“We’re always looking for ways to reach new audiences with our comics, and music is a great way to do that,” said Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics. “We’re excited to partner with Epitaph on this project and bring some great new music to our fans.”
The “Archie Music Sampler” is just the latest example of the company’s commitment to modernizing its image. In recent years, Archie Comics has released several successful movies and TV shows based on its characters, including “Riverdale” and “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
The New Music
With a new TV show and a new movie in the works, Archie Comics is embracing its musical side with a new series of comic books.
The publisher has teamed up with novelty record label Rocks the Universe to release four comic books featuring original songs and artwork inspired by the Archie comics universe.
The first comic, released today, is titled “Archie’s grungiest hits,” and features six songs performed by Archie and the Gang. The tracks are written by Alex Segura, who also wrote the lyrics, and illustrated by Tim Seeley.
The second comic, “Archie’s punk rock days,” will be released in May and will feature seven songs performed by Archie and the Gang. The tracks are written by Alex Segura and illustrated by Dan Parent.
The third comic, “Archie’s ultimate playlist,” will be released in June and will feature 10 songs performed by Archie and the Gang. The tracks are written by Alex Segura and illustrated by Ty Templeton.
And finally, the fourth comic, “Archie goes metal,” will be released in July and will feature six songs performed by Archie and the Gang. The tracks are written by Alex Segura and illustrated by Francis Manapul.
The Grunge Movement
The Grunge Movement was a movement that started in the early 1990s. It was characterized by its DIY (do it yourself) aesthetic, and its focus on personal expression and emotion. Grunge music was often angry and angsty, with lyrics that dealt with topics like alienation, depression, and drug use. The fashion of grunge was also anti-fashion, featuring clothes that were comfortable and easy to wear. The Grunge Movement was a reaction against the polished look and feel of mainstream pop culture.
The Reaction to the New Music
The initial reaction to the new music was mixed, with some people loving it and others not so much. Overall, though, the response has been positive and people seem to be really into it. It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out in the coming weeks and months.
In conclusion, Archie Comics is getting grungy with new music. This is a good thing because it shows that the company is willing to change with the times and appeal to a new audience. The company has always been known for its traditionalist approach, but this new direction may help it stay relevant in the modern world.