Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Archie Comics go digital with apps for iPhone

From Archie Comics

For the past 65 years you’ve only been able to read Archie Comics one way – on paper. Now that's changed. Archie Comics and iVerse Media have announced that Archie has gone digital and the first Archie Comics iPhone Apps are now available for download.

Experience Archie Andrews’ very first day of school at Riverdale High as he deals with bullies, best friends, and a love triangle that even 10th-grade geometry can’t solve! Now you can download the first issue of ARCHIE Freshman Year through the iTunes App Store — for free!

“Archie is one of the characters that define comics. When people think of comic books they typically think of superheroes and Archie. We’re very excited to bring such a great, family-friendly line of comics to the iPhone,” iVerse Media CEO Michael Murphey said. “What has impressed us the most is how forward-thinking the team at Archie Comics have been. The Digital Age of Comics is here, and Archie is leading the way.”

Originally published in Archie #587, FRESHMAN YEAR #1 is the first in a five-issue story arc and is a good starting point for new Archie fans. Also available is ARCHIE FRESHMAN YEAR #2 (Archie #588) for a 99-cent download to iPhone or iPod Touch. And keep your eyes peeled for the next three issues of ARCHIE Freshman Year coming soon!

"This is a great opportunity for getting our comics out to the millions of Archie fans worldwide. Michael Murphey and his team at iVerse are doing a tremendous job. iVerse is the perfect partner to bring Archie into the digital age," Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, said. "We feel that with iVerse, Archie will attract new readers like never before, while offering a new and exciting way for our longtime fans to enjoy our comics. So whether you roll up your Archie comic in your back pocket or take it with you on your iPod, everything's Archie!"

More downloads will follow of Archie books like Little Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Young Salem, and Katy Keene. Find out more at

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