Starting April 1, every Archie Comics title ? featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and all their pals in Riverdale ? will be available for purchase digitally the same day it’s released in comic shops and newsstands. It marks the first time a major comic-book publisher has made the decision to release their line concurrently on multiple platforms.
The move includes all Archie-verse books, including Archie, Archie & Friends, Betty & Veronica, Jughead and the upcoming Kevin Keller series ? starring the popular gay title character ? beginning in June.
I don’t follow the comic book retail industry closely, but as more publishers do this, the retailer will go the way of Blockbuster.