NYCC 2018: Archie Comic Signings, Panels & Exclusives

by Gary Catig


New York Comic Con is a little bit more than a week away. As each day passes, more and more publishers are revealing their plans for the big show. Archie Comics recently announced their signing and panel schedule and their exclusives. They are bringing some exceptional talent including Joe Eisma, Frank Tieri and the new writer for Archie this fall, Nick Spencer. In addition, their panels will include both their comic and television projects. Check out the details below:


Thursday, October 4

Alex Segura, Joe Eisma and Matt Herms (The Archies): 12pm – 1pm

Derek Charm (Jughead): 1pm – 2pm

Tracy Yardely, Matt Herms and Vincent Lovallo (Cosmo): 2pm – 3pm

Cameron DeOrdio and Marguerite Bennett (Jose & the Pussycats): 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Friday, October 5

Frank Tieri, Joe Eisma and Matt Hermes (Jughead: The Hunger): 12pm – 1pm

Dan Parent and Michael Moreci (Archie Meets Batman ’66): 1pm – 2pm

Jamie Lee Rotante, Sanya Anwar and Laura Braga (Betty & Veronica): 2pm – 3pm


Saturday, October 6

Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina): 12:15pm – 1pm

Nick Spencer (Archie): 1pm – 2pm

Frank Tieri, Joe Eisma and Matt Herms (Jughead: The Hunger): 2pm – 3pm

Dan Parent and Michael Moreci (Archie Meets Batman ’66): 3pm – 4pm


Friday, October 5th

Netflix and Chills

(7:30pm – 9:30pm, Main Stage 1D)

Featuring Kiernan Shipka, Michelle Gomez, Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cast, and Executive Producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa!

The midnight hour is close at hand with Netflix’s Mega Block of chills, thrills, and everything else of the other-worldly variety. Join the casts of Umbrella Academy, The Haunting of Hill House, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as they descend upon New York Comic Con to discuss these highly anticipated new series. Plus, get a first look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance before anyone else. The conversations will leave you sleeping with the lights on and texting your friends about the surprises along the way!

Saturday, October 6th

Archie Comics Forever: Riverdale and Beyond

(11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 1A24)

Moderator: Ron Cacace

Panelists: Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Riverdale EP), Victor Gorelick (Co-President/Editor-in-Chief), Mike Pellerito (Co-President), Alex Segura (Co-President), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Chief Creative Officer, Riverdale EP), Nick Spencer (Writer- ARCHIE), Jamie L. Rotante (Writer – BETTY & VERONICA), Frank Tieri (Writer – JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER), Dan Parent (Artist – ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66), and Micol Ostow (Writer – RIVERDALE: THE DAY BEFORE Prequel Novel).

Join your pals from Archie Comics for exclusive news and announcements about your favorite comics! Plus, get a look ahead at Riverdale Season 3 and Netflix’s Chilling Adventure of Sabrina series!

Sunday, October 7th

Riverdale Exclusive Sneak Peek Q & A

(10:00am – 11:00am, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden)

Panelists: Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Riverdale EP), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Chief Creative Officer, Riverdale EP), and KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, and Mädchen Amick of the Riverdale cast!

Join Archie and the gang as they continue to dive into the secrets that loom and keep emerging from the shadows in a town that once seemed like a quiet, ordinary place. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at season three followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Riverdale returns for Season Three October 10, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.


ARCHIE #699 NYCC Exclusive Variant Cover by Audrey Mok
Price: $1

As the Riverdale gang heads toward major changes in the pages of the monumental ARCHIE #700 next month, we follow Archie as he reflects back on past storylines including: the #LipstickIncident, the arrival of the Lodge family, the machinations of the Blossom Twins, the near-tragedy of “Over the Edge” and more!

This special issue, available for just $1, sets the stage for next month’s landmark 700th issue of ARCHIE by Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage! Based on stories by Mark Waid and Ian Flynn and featuring art by an assortment of Archie talents, this recap issue is the perfect primer for new readers and returning fans to the Archie universe.

ARCHIE 1941 #1 NYCC Exclusive Blank Sketch Variant
Price: $10



Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #1 NYCC Exclusive Blank Sketch Variant 

Price: $10


Two iconic comic book characters meet up for the FIRST TIME in this historic crossover mini-series! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale—with Mr. Lodge becoming enemy #1 of the dynamic duo! Now it’s up to Veronica to recruit some help and place a call… to the Batcave!

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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