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Archie To Publish Marvel Comics In Big Box Stores And On Newsstands

We've been wondering what Archie Comics may be replacing Sonic The Hedgehog with…

In a press release, and probably being talked about at ComicsPRO right now, Marvel and Archie have announced a publishing collaboration. No, not Punisher Meets Archie 2, but Marvel Comics Digest, a collection of Marvel's all-ages titles packaged in a digest format and sold on the newsstand, in "big box" stores as well as comic retailers.ix to be published each year, with four in 2017 star

Six to be published each year, with four in 2017 starting with MARVEL COMICS DIGEST: Starring The Amazing Spider-Man.

Others starring Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the X-Men are to follow.

The story of American comic books through the latter half of the twentieth century was away from the newsstand into the speciality comic book store. Archie is the only main comics brand that has maintained a newsstand and supermarket presence. Could this be a long demanded start of a walk back away from the specialist market towards the real mainstream?

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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