MAMARONECK , NY -- Archie Comics is starting the new year with a bang: 18 brand-new comic title-specific blogs. Archie has a reputation for being interactive with its fans, for years receiving mail by the ton telling what fans think about what they were doing.
Since the launch of www.archiecomics.com, Archie has been receiving millions of emails and fan art from readers. The site receives 16-18 million hits a month, Archie's corporate office says.
With the new system of blogs, Archie will get information to the fans title by title. For example, if you read Tales From Riverdale each month, you can find out the latest news about that title without having to read through what is happening in every title.
If you are a fan of Josie & the Pussycats, you will be able to read about our plans for them in our digests. The digests also regularly feature That Wilkin Boy, Dilton, Captain Sprocket, and even Reggie. Characters that are not featured in their own title often have a regular home in some of Archie's digests.
"The blog format will allow us to interact with our fans and protect our younger fans," Archie's official release says. "All posts will be read by a member of the Archie Comics staff prior to posting so that parents will be able to feel safe when their children are visiting the Archie Comics site."
The new blogs will also feature content not found anywhere else, from interviews with the writers, artists and staff to sketches and other art.
"As the world of communication grows, we have looked for more ways to communicate with our fans," Archie Comics says. "We want to let them know what we have planned, and we want to hear from them if they think we are doing a good job. We will have immediate dialog with our fans on every title we publish."
To find these new title-specific blogs, go to www.archiecomics.com and click on the word "COMICS" on the upper banner.
Or, you can find each separate blog at...