Artist Dan Parent and writer-inker Ty Templeton are working together on the just-announced Your Pal Archie, which is an “all-ages” book that will modernize the looks of the characters by taking inspiration from Riverdale. If they want to keep the book all-ages, the fashion will have to be all they take from the show.
Your Pal Archie will hit shelves on July 26, with an art style that’s a sort of mash-up between the classic Archie look and the CW look. “The influence from the show is more of a fashion makeover for me,” Parent said in a press release. “I’ve changed the hairstyles a bit, and the clothes. And the faces are a little more detailed, but the line work is still the simple classic lines I’ve always used.”
You can sort of see the influence from the show in the few bits of art we’ve gotten. It’s especially evident in Betty’s hairstyle, which is the same high-up, controlled-curl pony tail that TV Betty wears constantly.
Sadly, we have no confirmation yet if Your Pal Archie will spend nearly as much time with shirtless, ripped Archie as the TV show does. I honestly don’t know if I want that or not. Probably not. I think.