A Filipino artist unveiled the Philippines’ exclusive cover of Archie comics.
The cover, unveiled at the SuperManila Pop Culture Convention, was illustrated by Miguel Mercado.
It features Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and Reggie Mantle.
Lead character Archie is seen sporting a Manila jeepney shirt, Jughead munching on barbecue and isaw (chicken intensines), Betty and Veronica holding glasses of halo-halo, and Reggie taking a selfie.
The five teenagers could be seen posing in Luneta with the Rizal monument as their background.
Comic bookstore Filbar revealed it joined forces with Comic Odyssey to “bring” Archie and friends to the Philippines.
“Filbar’s and Comic Odyssey have joined forces to bring you the very first Archie Comics Philippine Exclusive cover,” it said in a Facebook post.
In the comic’s synopsis, it was revealed that the characters are set to go on tour around the world.
“Travel ’round the globe with Archie and the gang! See the world from The Archies on tour in the Philippines, to Raj’s documentary in India, a quick layover with Reggie in Rome and finally B&V getting some royal treatment in Canada,” said Mercado, who also drew the cover for the recently announced Amazing Spiderman #33.
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