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BUZZPOP to be master publisher for ARCHIE COMICS licensed formats

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April 23rd, New York, NY: BuzzPop, the licensing imprint of Little Bee Books, announced a master children’s book publishing program with Archie Comics. Drawn from the full cast of Archie characters, BuzzPop will be publishing a line of children’s books in a variety of formats including board books, novelty formats, and graphic novels.  

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with Archie Andrews and the Riverdale gang,” said Rachel Gluckstern, editor for BuzzPop. “It’s an iconic legacy brand, and its success with the recent Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina shows prove that no matter how long it’s been in publication, there’s still always something new and fresh to be done with Archie. We want to take these amazing characters into formats they’ve never done before, and bring Archie and his gang home to parents, their kids, and to anyone who’s ever read an Archie comic.”

The first books are scheduled to publish Fall 2019 with two board books. Archie’s ABC is set to go on sale in September, followed by Jughead’s Food Hunt scheduled to publish in October. The current plan is to publish six new titles per year.

Jon Goldwater, CEO/Publisher, Archie Comics, added, “I’ve said this from the beginning, but Archie is everywhere—be it entertainment, comics, books, you name it. By partnering with Little Bee, we expand that footprint a bit more, and ensure that our characters are welcoming new readers to the medium in exciting, unforgettable ways.”

“At Archie, our goal is to always provide engaging stories and entertainment with our characters to readers of every age, especially kids enjoying their first graphic novels or picture books. Little Bee looks to be a perfect partner in this endeavor, and we’re excited to brainstorm ways to create some great books that children and their parents can enjoy together,” said Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura.

About Little Bee Books: Little Bee Books is a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. For more information, please visit littlebeebooks.com.

About BuzzPop: BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, is a media and licensing publisher designed to bring the very best of pop culture, favorite brands, and media tie-ins to fans of all ages. With a list including Nickelodeon books, a full line of Smooshy Mushy titles, and Crayola coloring and activity books, as well as publishing programs featuring boundary-breaking social media influencers such as JoJo Siwa and Karina Garcia, BuzzPop is devoted to creating empowering and diverse books for everyone. For more information, please visit buzzpopbooks.com.

About Archie Comics: Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure, and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, the Dark Circle Comics superhero characters (The Black Hood, The Fox, The Shield, Sam Hill and more), Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, the Archie Comics characters are spotlighted weekly on The CW’s Riverdale TV series and the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and have been featured in animation, television, film and music. For more information, visit archiecomics.com.

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