Now we know what writer Sina Grace was teasing when he announced his time with Marvel would come to an end with the (now-delayed) Uncanny X-Men: Winter’s End one-shot.
As my chapter at Marvel comes to a close w/ the beautiful Uncanny X-Men: Winter’s End special, my destiny truly begins when I announce the character I was born to write. Keep yr eyes peeled this Thursday for the best valentine’s day gift your fav dummy could ever offer.
— Sina Grace (@SinaGrace) February 12, 2019
Leaving Iceman behind, Grace will team with artist Derek Charm to make a comic about another lovable loser, Archie Comics’ Jughead, with a mini-series reviving the concept and name from the 1990 mini-series, Jughead’s Time Police. Syfy Wire had the EX-X-XCLUSIVE reveal of the new title, branded with the Archie Forever line. The book will start as a planned six-issue mini-series, with the possibility of more issues to come if it sells well. The original six-issue series from back in the day was written by Rich Margopoulos, with art by Gene Colan, Rex Lindsey, Jon D’Agostino, Barry Grossman, and others.
The series will see Jughead use time travel to try to change the results of a baking contest, with hilarity to ensue when he messes up the spacetime continuum. And will there be variant covers? Of course there will be variant covers, from the likes of Tyler Boss, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick, and Tracy Yardley.
In Syfy Wire’s press release, Archie Co-President Alex Segura said:
Jughead’s Time Police is a beloved concept that was screaming to be modernized, so once we read Sina’s pitch, we knew we were in business. He honors what came before but gives the idea a much-needed jolt. I can’t think of a better artist to bring it to life than Derek, who had a stellar run on the main Jughead title – which kind of feels like a warmup for this!
Jughead’s Time Police #1 is set to hit stores on June 12th.