Archie Comics Go Digital, Announce iPod Touch/iPhone Distribution

Tue, June 2nd, 2009 at 9:36am PDT | Updated: June 2nd, 2009 at 9:59am

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

For the past 65 years you’ve only been able to read Archie Comics one way – on paper. Today that all changes. Archie Comics and iVerse Media are proud to announce that Archie has gone digital and the first Archie Comics iPhone Apps are available for download now! Experience Archie Andrews’ very first day of school at Riverdale High as he deals with bullies, best friends, and a love triangle that even tenth-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.” said iVerse Media CEO, Michael Murphey. “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 just the first in a 5-issue story arc, and is a perfect starting point for new Archie fans, and existing readers. Also available is ARCHIE FRESHMAN YEAR #2 (Archie #588) for just 99-cents to download straight to your iPhone or iPod Touch! And keep your eyes peeled for the next three issues of ARCHIE Freshman Year coming soon!

With art by Bill Galvan and a dramatic storyline from writer Batton Lash, you’ve just got to see what their first days of high school were really like!

"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, went on to say, "We feel that with iVerse, Archie will attract new readers like never before, while offering a new and exciting way for our long-time 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!"

Look for even more great downloads of your favorite Archie books like Little Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Young Salem, and, Katy Keene along with some new surprises coming soon and only available from Archie Comics and iVerse Media! Check it all out now at www.iversecomics.com/archie .

TAGS:  archie comics, iverse media

 
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