It was only recently that I’ve become a Spotify user. And yes, I am late to the party, but what can you do? Listening to awesome playlists has been my thing, but now Spotify is promising more, especially for comic-lovers.
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Although Riverdale has become a hit TV adaptation of the Archie Comics, the sales for the actual printed books haven’t shown as much success lately. Now, Archie Comics have a brand new plan and we’re loving the idea. According to Entertainment Weekly, the publisher is pairing up with Spotify in order to create their original comics with motion and sound tailored into the panels. There will be movement, music, and even actors giving a voice to each character.
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The first few episodes will bring to life the first six issues and ongoing comics. The writer and artists will translate them and group them on a playlist called “Spotlight: Archie- The New Riverdale”. Publisher and CEO of Archie Comics, Jon Goldwater, explains his feelings towards the new project:
“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers… And 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.”
We’ll have to wait and see how the fans react to this new way of reading the classic comics. It may only be a one time deal, but so far it sounds great. DC Comics is also doing something similar by giving readers the ability to scroll through panels on their phone. Even if it’s through technology, this might get comics back in readers’ hands.