Ten years ago saw the publication of Archie’s wedding to both Betty and Veronica. No, it wasn’t some polyamorous thing. Writer Michael Uslan and artists Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith showed a dual narrative in the pages of Archie #600 – #606. In one, Archie married Betty. In the other, he married Veronica.
This August, Archie Comics returns to these alternate worlds with Archie: The Married Life 10th Anniversary. Uslan is back on writing duties, picking up ten years after the wedding to show how Archie, his family, and the rest of Riverdale has changed. Artist Dan Parent will be illustrating the six-issue mini-series, joined by inker J. Bone, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli.
Archie Comics Co-President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick says:
My hat is off to Michael Uslan. He is boldly taking readers down two different roads, two different futures. It’s 10 years later and down the first path, Archie is married to Veronica. Down the second path, Archie is married to Betty. Will any of these marriages survive? Or, is there a third road?
Writer Michael Uslan adds:
Now is the right time for new stories taking a look at where the former newlyweds, Archie & Veronica, and Archie & Betty, have wound up ten years later. We’ll see how they’re struggling with, among many current and relevant things, a widening generation gap with their own children and much more.
Archie Comics will be launching a contest on Twitter that will allow fans to vote on the names of Archie’s children.
Archie: The Married Life 10th Anniversary #1 is set for release on August 7th, 2019.