Hamburgers, a crown made of paper and a mysterious "S" on a shirt have nothing do with Superman. When you mix in a god named Hot Dog, you're treated to Jughead--otherwise known as the greatest comic book of all time. And this October, Archie Comics will be launching a new ongoing Jughead series by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson. Featuring the adventures of Archie’s hamburger-loving best friend, the new series will debut with an all new #1 issue from two of the comic book industry’s brightest stars. Zdarsky, known for his work on the hit Image series Sex Criminals, will bring his unique brand of comedy to comics’ biggest jokester.
“Jughead is the one character that I totally attempted to emulate when I was younger,” said Zdarsky. “Cool without being cool, voracious appetite, a slacker who doesn't always live up to his potential.”
The new series will run alongside the upcoming Archie series, launching on July 8, by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, telling off-the-wall and hilarious stories in the new and revamped Riverdale. On getting inside of Jughead’s head, Zdarsky said, “He has moments where he shines and then goes back to being cool and zen. I love Jughead. He's the teen who's comfortable with himself, which is such rare, weird thing.”
Jughead #1 will be available in comic book stores and digitally on October 7. Full press release below.