Marvel Entertainment and Archie Comics have announced that they are teaming up for a new line of Marvel Comics Digest releases, which will feature various eras and stories including many of Marvel’s most recognizable heroes, beginning with The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers.
“The Marvel brand, for decades, has been cultivating a popularity that has recently exploded worldwide,” said David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Entertainment. “Working closely with Archie, Marvel is beyond excited to continue its reach and exposure level as we offer our retailer partners, local comic shops and large chain retailers, a new, fun, and easily digestible way to dive into the Marvel Comics Universe and produce life-long fans.”
“For years, Archie has made the digest format our bread and butter. We are supremely excited to spotlight iconic characters like Spider-Man and the Avengers through this major partnership with Marvel,” added Jon Goldwater, Publisher/CEO of Archie Comics. “These books will serve as a great introduction to the Marvel Universe for new readers and a very special, curated selection of stories for existing fans. It’s a win-win!”
Archie will release six Marvel Comics Digests each year, with four set to arrive in 2017, starting with The Amazing Spider-man in June.