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Exclusive: ARCHIE #653 Preview

There’s no time like the present to make your way back to the comforting confines of Riverdale! When it isn’t being overrun by hordes of flesh-hungry undead monsters, it’s actually a pretty nice place, and Archie and the gang are more vibrant than ever. Just in time for SXSW, Archie is off on a world tour with his band, The Archies, the Bingos, Josie and the Pussycats, and Madhouse Glads, except their tour isn’t taking them to sunny, beer-and-BBQ-filled Austin; they’re headed the the great white north of Canada. Will fame go to their heads? Will Archie break things off with Valerie? Will they be able to readjust to high school? Well, we don’t know for sure, but thanks to our pals at Archie Comics, we have do an exclusive preview of Archie #653 just for you.


Here’s the full solicitation:


The Archies’ Rocking World Tour pt 4 – “Close to the Borderline”—The Archies, Bingos, Pussycats and Madhouse Glads’ tour concludes in the great white north, Canada! The bands enjoy the end of their time together as they trek across the country from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. What will happen to the bands once the tour is over? Will the Bingos and the Glads use their newfound fame from the Archies tour, or will they go the smaller, indie route? What will become of Archie’s relationship with Valerie? And his relationship with Amisha? And, of course, his relationship with Betty and Veronica? There’s still a few surprises left as Archie and the gang return to school… Riverdale High, watch out!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski and Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent

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What do you think? Will you be joining Archie for the end of his world tour? Let us know in the comments below.

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