Katy Keene Returns To Comics After More Than A Decade

by James Ferguson

With her starring in a new TV show on The CW, Katy Keene just had to have a comic book again. Archie Comics has announced Archie and Katy Keene, a new mini-series that sets up a modernized Katy in her first appearance in comics in more than a decade. The series is written by Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta, illustrated by Laura Braga, colored by Matt Herms, and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Co-writer Mariko Tamaki says:

Katy Keene is an incredibly talented, smart, fashionable, and cool character. We’re adding a few modern twists, of course. There is very little more fun than writing Archie comics!

Archie and Katy Keene picks up where the current Archie and Sabrina arc leaves off. The “Insta-famous” Katy is whirlwinding her way through town and rattling the ultra-competitive Archie Andrews.

Co-writer Kevin Panetta added:

I can’t even express how totally excited I am to be writing an Archie comic and working with Mariko Tamaki. I’m a lifelong Archie fan and getting a chance to incorporate a classic character like Katy Keene into the modern Archie universe has been a great experience. I think readers will really enjoy reading our arc about the multi-talented Katy and her big introduction to life in Riverdale. Katy really holds her own with the big Archie characters and she already feels like one of the gang. I can’t wait for the world to meet Katy Keene!

Katy Keene was created in 1945 by Bill Woggon. She soon captured the hearts of legions of fans who would write in with their own fashion designs for her to wear in future stories. She’ll soon be the star of her own TV show on The CW. The comic will debut ahead of the show’s premiere.

More information will be revealed at the Archie Comics Forever panel on Friday, October 4th at New York Comic Con.

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