Michael Uslan returns to Riverdale to catch up with “Archie: The Married Life 10th Anniversary”
Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge. One of the longest-lasting love triangles in all of comics. Even if you’ve never read a panel of an Archie comic, you know about the relationship dynamic between Archie, Betty, and Veronica.
And also about Jughead’s totally boss hat. But that’s not what we’re here for today.
No, today, Archie Comics have announced a return to the world Michael Uslan introduced us to a decade ago.
Or rather, the worlds he introduced us to: two separate timelines, one where Archie got married to Betty, the other where he’s hitched to Veronica.
The long-time Batman film producer will be joined by artist Dan Parent on Archie: The Married Life 10th Anniversary, a six-issue miniseries that revisits the branching paths Archie took when he married either of his long-time flames. Are Archie and Betty the happier couple, or is it with Veronica that he found true wedded bliss?
What’s more, the publisher will run a contest on Twitter where fans can name the Andrews couples’ children, so stay on the lookout for that. Check out the details and a sneak preview below.
Michael Uslan and Dan Parent celebrate the 10th Anniversary of ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE
10 years later, a landmark moment in Archie Comics history is being revisited! ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 10th ANNIVERSARY, a sequel to the headline-making 2009 "Archie Wedding" storyline, launches this August.
The original storyline written by Michael Uslan answered Riverdale's longest-running question: will Archie marry Betty or Veronica? Fans were treated to two alternate worlds that explored each possibility and Uslan's sequel picks up both stories ten years later in a new six issue mini-series so readers can see how much life has changed for Archie, his family, and the rest of Riverdale.
“My hat is off to Michael Uslan," said Archie Comics Co-President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick. "He is boldly taking readers down two different roads, two different futures. It’s 10 years later and down the first path, Archie is married to Veronica. Down the second path, Archie is married to Betty. Will any of these marriages survive? Or, is there a third road?”
Uslan will be joined by veteran Archie artist Dan Parent with inker J. Bone, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli.
"Now is the right time for new stories taking a look at where the former newlyweds, Archie & Veronica, and Archie & Betty, have wound up ten years later," Uslan said. "We’ll see how they’re struggling with, among many current and relevant things, a widening generation gap with their own children and much more.”
Archie Comics will soon launch a contest on Twitter (@archiecomics) that will allow fans to vote on the names of Archie's children in this story.
Archie: The Married Life 10th Anniversary #1 hits comic shops and digital retailers on August 7.