Archie Comics To Bring Animated Adaptations Of Popular Franchises

If someone adapts Archie vs Predator as an animated series, I will lube up my rear with white-out and let the producers go to town.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater talked all about a brand-new deal that they signed with Warner Bros. to develop popular intellectual properties after the success of the CW’s Riverdale series that I don’t watch.

One of the highlights of said interview was this snippet, where Jon teased the possibility of new animated adaptations of their popular franchises which COULD include “America’s Queen of Pin-Ups and Fashions” Katy Keene, as well as the superheroes of the company’s Dark Circle imprint.

Here’s what Jon said:

Where next for Archie, as a whole? 

We’re now a multiplatform company. We’re not just publishing. We have television and we’re talking about animation and licensing and everything, really. We have to now bring the aesthetic and fearlessness that made the comics successful into everything we do, while still keeping the publishing fresh and surprising. We can’t get complacent and we can’t assume people will be with us. We have to continue to strive for quality in the stories we share with our fans and we have to look for opportunities to stand out from the crowd. But our strategy won’t change: to get these characters out there in the best way possible, and to provide our fans with the best stories they could ever imagine.

Not sure if Predator would get any love because that’s a FOX property, but given Warner Home Entertainment’s recent history of adapting superheroes for animated films, it’s possible that some of those Dark Circle heroes could wind up in DC Animated movies due to the fact that DC Comics has been trying for the better part of the last 60 years to assimilate characters like The Shield into its own DC Comics Universe. THAT would make Marvel pissed as hell, because “The Shield” was basically Captain America before there was a Captain America.

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