IDW has scheduled the first releases in its Archie line (see “IDW to Publish Archie Collections
”) for May through July of 2010.
The first release, in May, will be Archie: The Best of Dan DeCarlo Volume One
, a collection of dozens of stories, shot from original art and re-colored to match the look of the stories as they were first published.
Then in June, Archie: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Volume One
, which will collect strips from 1946-1948, will be released under the Library of American Comics imprint.
And in July, IDW will publish Archie: Pureheart the Powerful
, collecting the parody stories from the mid-sixties.
This will be a timely release, as Archie is releasing a series of new one-shots starring Archie and the gang as superheroes (see “Archie to Publish Superhero Specials