Archie Comics has announced that their ongoing Archie series, which only recently returned to its legacy numbering after being rebooted as a sexy teen drama in 2015, will relaunch once again as Archie and Sabrina in honor of the new relationship between the titular characters that kicked off when Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer took over writing duties on the series with Archie #700.
In addition to Spencer, the creative team for Archie and Sabrina #1-5 will consist of artist Sandy Jarrell, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli. After those issues are over, the series will presumably relaunch again as Archie #710.
A press release provides further details:
The top-secret couple of the year are set to finally make their public debut! Starting with May's ARCHIE #705, Archie and Sabrina are taking their relationship public and the series will be retitled ARCHIE AND SABRINA to celebrate the occasion.
Fans of the hit shows Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix and Riverdale on The CW have been clamoring for a meet-up between the two worlds and it's been secretly happening in the pages of ARCHIE ever since writer Nick Spencer took over with the monumental issue #700. In the new storyline, this historic budding romance will be out in the open for the first time, brought to life by artist Sandy Jarrell, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli.
And Archie Co-President Alex Segura says:
The biggest revelation from Nick's first arc was that Archie and Sabrina were a couple — which got everyone talking and set up a new, wholly original status quo. But how'd we get there? What are the repercussions? We'll see that as Sandy and Nick roll out their second arc, and it made sense to have the title reflect that — showcasing two of the company's biggest characters in one, must-read title.
Check out the covers and some art below: