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When Archie and friends decide to attend India’s Comic Con

Comic Con India has teamed up with the popular Archie Comics to launch a limited edition comic book.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
November 14, 2019 7:40:40 pm
Archie Comics, Comic Con India, Indian Express, Indian Express news The comic book will be provided to every person visiting the Comic Con India shows in 2019, in the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmedabad. (Source: Express Archives)

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Comic-Con India and the popular American Archie comics have come together to create an original story for fans of Comic Con. Titled ‘Archie in the Incredible Comic Con India‘, the book will have the whole gang indulge in some fun-filled adventures at Comic Con India. From cosplay to comics, and selfies to merchandise shopping, Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica will soak in the complete experience.

Set in contemporary times, the book has been created by a team at Comic Con India, along with leading artists and writers from the house of Archie Comics — Dan Parent (Cover), Bill Golliher (Script and Comic Art), Jack Morelli (Lettering) and Glenn Whitmore (Colour). 

“The launch of this limited edition comic book intends to reignite the ‘American dreams’ of Indian pop culture enthusiasts. The book will be something that audiences would love to possess for a very long time. It is an earnest effort by Comic Con India to give back to its fans for all the love and support they have been showing for more than a decade to India’s greatest pop culture experience. This is also the 80th year of Archie Comics, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the series that has been loved by generations in India — and is still hugely popular,” Comic Con India Founder Jatin Varma said about the association. 

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The comic book will be provided to every person visiting the Comic Con India shows in 2019, in the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmedabad.

Created in 1941 by publisher John L Goldwater, writer Vic Bloom, and artist Bob Montana, Archie Andrews and his friends have gained immense popularity in Australia, India, and parts of Japan. The books are known for their ability to absorb and reflect cultural aspirations across time and space.

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