Earlier this year, one lucky comic book fan won the opportunity to appear in an Archie Comics story in a special contest from Kids Comic Con, Time Out New York magazine and Archie Comics.
When Time Out New York Magazine’s Time Out Kids web page held a poll where kids where asked who their favorite comic book characters are, Summer chose Betty and Veronica… and now, just like her faves Summer is a part of comic book history!
In the story titled “Summer Spring Show,” Betty and Veronica babysit Summer. It soon becomes apparent that everyone’s favorite comic book teens are in for a really big show… and they’re the stars! Summer is a “showbiz kid” with a flair for the theatrical, and she literally shines the spotlight on Betty and Veronica as she engages them in interactive skits, songs and more. Summer’s debut is sure to go down as one of the most memorable “first appearances” in comics ever!
Alex Simmons, writer of this special story, has also written novels, plays and historical biographies. With all of his accomplishments, educating children remains Simmons’ #1 passion. As a guest speaker and teaching artist, he travels the country conducting creative writing workshops, and is also the Educational Outreach Director for New York City’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.
In 2007, Alex launched the family-friendly Kids Comic Con, a celebration of children’s comics and their creators that is both entertaining and educational. It was at this year’s third annual convention that Summer’s winning entry was revealed.