This will be the first of multiple titles which Waid will co-write in his new role; in addition to writing he’s going to serve as a “writing mentor for young and upcoming talent” at the company.
Waid expressed his interest in expanding his editorial and mentorship role at Archie. “[I]t allows me to exercise my editorial muscles, which--surprise--is why I got into comics in the first place,” he said. “But most of all, the opportunity to help build a more diverse staff of writers, younger, eager to learn, and eager to teach me."
Waid held Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer roles at BOOM! Studios between 2007 and 2010 (see “Waid Out as BOOM! CCO”).
Archie Comic Publications also announced a deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop more TV programming based on its IP (see “Archie Gets Broader Warner Bros. TV Deal”).