Things are shaking up in Riverdale. In a newly rebooted version by fan-favorites Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright) and Fiona Staples (Saga), Archie, Betty, Veronica, et al, just got a their most drastic makeover yet: a gimmick-free cartoon universe that plays it straight. 

Well nothing lasts forever. At least not in comics. Archie Comics announced that the Riverdale gang is going to meet the Ramones featuring artwork by Gisele Lagace. 

Yep. ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES is happening. Art by Gisele! #ArchieSDCC

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We're not entirely sure if this will be in the new rebooted line, a stand-alone, or part of Afterlife with Archie. Does Archie know that all of the Ramones have passed away? Is this taking place in CBGB's (long since gone)? Is there an Archie Heaven? Is there an Archie Hell? Is that filled with a thousand Reggies?

Well between that and the announcement that Vampironica is returning. I can safely say that any inclination I might've had in picking up an Archie comic has quickly passed.


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