ARCHIE COMICS included in Top 100 Comics of 2011, Top 10 Spin-Offs and Top 10 EventsDec28
12/28/2011 11:56 AM
By Steven Scott
With 2011 coming to a close, the year-end ‘best of’ lists are now emerging with Archie Comics being represented in several. The highly acclaimed Archie Meets KISS arc kicked off in November and the first issue made Comic Book Resources’ Top 100 Comics of 2011 list, proclaiming it “filled with quality jokes and surprising twists”! The crossover nobody saw coming was also recognized as one of iFanboy’s Top 10 Events of 2011, making the Top 5!
The face of progressive comics, Kevin Keller, continues to make a splash as he is included in MTV Geek’s list of the Top Ten Spin-Off Comic Books in addition to being spotlighted as one of Newsarama ‘s Items To Watch In 2012. In regards to Archie Comics’ handling of its hottest property – “Those guys know what they’re doing.”
Even more attention has been given to Kevin as ABC News did a TV piece focusing on the “historic character” which was followed by New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway interviewing Kevin Keller creator Dan Parent discussing the future of his creation and the impending wedding in the pages of Life with Archie. “The most fascinating Archie comic ever printed” also topped Comic Mix’s Top Comics list for the second year in a row!
In summary, 2011 managed to re-ignite fans’ passion for Archie Comics as well as gain new ones along the way and the New Year promises to continue along those lines to an even greater degree! Bring on 2012!
See what you’ve been missing when you subscribe to the musically-charged Archie Meets KISS epic! Plus, get in on the ground floor with the launch of Kevin Keller! Don’t forget to attend the wedding of the year when you take on Life with Archie!