If you grew up reading Archie comics, then you'll probably be excited to hear that Archie & Friends actually just released its first Philippine-exclusive cover that will hit stores in November 2019.
Philippine comic book store Filbar's made the big announcement on October 20 during the SuperManila Pop Culture Convention. They also took to Facebook to share the news.
"And now for our big cover reveal!" read the post. "Filbar’s and Comic Odyssey have joined forces to bring you the very first ARCHIE COMICS Philippine Exclusive cover — masterfully illustrated by Miguel Mercado. Coming November 2019."
Archie and the rest of the gang look totally Pinoy in the cover by up-and-coming artist Miguel Mercado, who has been illustrating since 2011.
Set in Rizal Park, Archie looks like a regular Filipino teen in a t-shirt and jeans with a guitar, Jughead's wearing flip-flops and eating isaw, Reggie's taking a selfie, and Betty and Veronica are holding plastic cups of halo-halo.
The Philippine-exclusive cover is for the first issue of Archie & Friends Travel, which features the five teenagers in different locations around the world. An article on ABS-CBN reports that the first volume has Archie and the rest of his barkada in Manila for a concert tour.
We can't wait to see Archie and his pals' adventures in Manila when the first volume of Archie & Friends Travel comes out!