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India-only Archie comics coming to Comic Con this year

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NEW DELHI: Archie and the gang from Riverdale are officially coming to India this year in the Comic Con India Shows 2017 for Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Comic Con India, in collaboration with Archie Publications, has commissioned special #1 editions of popular Archie titles with the exclusive India-only covers. Each pass-holder to Comic Con India Shows this year will receive the exclusive edition comic with a customised city cover.

Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma said, “One of the first comics I ever read was an Archie and millions of comic book fans in India have a similar story to share. Archie comics are considered as Indian as some of our local comics. Therefore, I am extremely excited to collaborate with Archie Publications to start of this unique collaboration!”

From visiting the Charminar in Hyderabad, to shooting a Bollywood film at the Gateway of India in Mumbai or playing cricket at the iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, to touring Delhi -- the gang from Riverdale will be everywhere.

Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater said: “Archie and his friends are a beloved worldwide, but they've always been especially embraced in India. With that in mind, we're honoured and excited to kick off this relationship with Comic Con India, which we hope to see continue for years to come.”

Such a collaboration has never been done before and each visitor to the show this year will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to own their city's exclusive collectible edition comic.

The Comic Con shows for this year are -- Hyderabad Comic Con 14-15 October; Mumbai Comic Con 11 -12 November; Bengaluru Comic Con 2 -3 December & Delhi Comic Con 15 - 17 December.

Comic Con India is part of the Reedpop family of events, which is dedicated to producing world-class celebrations of popular culture around the world.

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