What's better than reading Archie comics and listening to music on Spotify? How about watching Archie motion comics directly on Spotify? If that sounds like something you might be into, you're in luck: Archie and Spotify have come together, and the entire Riverdale gang is along for the ride.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spotify has boldly ventured into the world of comics with the first six issues of Archie's 2015 reboot, created by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. The issues have been adapted into motion comics by Madefire, which has worked on similar motion comics projects with both Marvel and DC Entertainment. Each of the six available episodes of Spotlight Archie: The New Riverdale covers one issue of the comic, and can be viewed on the music streaming service.
Jon Goldwater, the publisher and CEO of Archie Comics, said in a statement, "Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers... when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way.”
As per THR, this news comes a day after Dawn Ostroff took over as the new chief content officer at Spotify, and is being seen as a sign that the music platform is getting more serious about video. If this is true, what other comics might get the same treatment? Will Archie's motion comic adventures continue, or will other mainstays of the Marvel and DC world come to join him? Are more independently-minded comics like "Monstress" out of the question? We are curious... and a little excited.
You can view the first six episodes of Spotlight Archie: The New Riverdale right here. It may or may not contain Jughead endlessly whining about the south side.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)