Following yesterday’s report that Archie Comics was dumped by longtime licensing partner Sega via tweet, a new report reveals that Archie doesn’t have a booth at San Diego Comic Con this year.
Salacious comics tabloid The Beat reports that Archie marketing executive Alex Segura also pulled out of their Comics “Journalism” panel and is absent from the convention. The news would be all the more shocking if Archie had planned to attend the show in the first place, but in retrospect, a lack of any promotion or advertisement of Archie’s presence at the con beyond a single Saturday panel, Archie Comics Forever: Riverdale and Beyond, or any listing on the SDCC Exhibitors page, could probably have been considered a major clue that the company would not have a big presence at the show. But hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20.
At press time, Archie Comics had reportedly locked itself in its bedroom with the lights out and is currently burning old Sega Genesis cartridges while sobbing and listening to the soundtrack to Sonic the Hedgehog 4. We’ll keep you updated on this story, plus any news about other publishers who never planned to attend San Diego Comic-Con this year in the first place.