4, 2004, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamic Forces announced an
agreement today with Archie Comics Entertainment and Miramax
Films to produce Paper and Acetate Lithographs, Fine-Art Giclees,
and Statues featuring the classic images of the gang from
The year was 1939. Maurice Coyne, Louis Silberkleit
and John Goldwater joined to launch MLJ Magazines, a publisher
of comic book titles under the lines Blue Ribbon Comics and
Top Notch Comics. Comic books of this era primarily fell into
two categories: Super heroes fighting off Axis forces, or
furry little animals in fantasy-based adventures.
was John Goldwater who had the brainstorm.
Inspired by the popular Andy Hardy movies
starring Mickey Rooney, Goldwater sought to develop a typical
teenager – someone with whom readers could immediately
relate. With encouragement from his two partners – and
utilizing the talents of writer Vic Bloom and artist Bob Montana
– he created "America's newest boyfriend."
In December 1941, in issue #22 of MLJ Magazine’s
Pep Comics, Archie made his debut – and has been relating
to fans worldwide ever since.
am so deeply honored to be working with such a legendary company,
and a legendary cast of characters,” said Nick Barrucci,
President of Dynamic Forces, “I have been reading these
comics since I was child, and to be working with them in this
form, is just unbelievable. We’ll be producing some
of the coolest Archie collectibles ever see, and 2005 is truly
going to be the year of Archie Comics!”
Look for more information on the release of
Dynamic’s Archie merchandise -- including pre-order
information – in the weeks to come!
For more information on Dynamic Forces specialty
merchandise, product art, exclusive creator interviews and
upcoming releases, please visit the Dynamic Forces website