Alex Segura, of ARCHIE COMICS, revealed to USAToday Thursday their plans to once again revive their line of heroes (The Fox, Firefly, The Web, etc.). The focus of the newly named DARK CIRCLE COMICS is to build continuity free character driven stories from the top creators in the field. The comics will match some of their earlier new comics like Afterlife with Archie and the upcoming Sabrina comic and are not aimed at children, Segura saying “These are not superhero comics for kids, nor are we trying to make everything-for-everyone else comics. These books are on par, content-wise, with anything Image, DC or Marvel are putting out–hopefully better” Each story will be trade friendly 5 issues, and you won’t have to read a bunch of titles to understand what is going on in this shared universe, according to the press release.
This won’t be the first time these characters have been rebooted. ARCHIE COMICS started out as a superhero comic company with characters like The Shield, a patriotic hero appearing more than a year before Captain America. New characters like The Fly and The Jaguar,were a staple of ARCHIE COMICS from the 60s through the 80s. Going under the RED CIRCLE COMICS imprint starting in the late 70s. The new name is meant to invoke the old RED CIRCLE COMICS feel, but make sure readers, new and old, realize this is a new, more mature, version of these characters.
In 1991-1992, DC Comics had limited success with the characters with their IMPACT COMICS line, but DC cancelled due to poor sales. ARCHIE COMICS once again recently relaunched the characters in a digital only format in 2012 to small success. Expect new comics from DARK CIRCLE COMICS early 2015.
SOURCE: USA Today
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