Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken parodies just about everything, but every now and then their targets have enough of a sense of humor that they partner with RC to produce officially licensed specials centered around their IPs. You can add Archie Comics to that list when what has been dubbed The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special runs next month.
Right now, Archie Comics’ most successful 32-page comic book is Sonic the Hedgehog. In print for over 22 years, it’s officially the longest-running and most successful comic based on a licensed outside property, and it’s one of the few comic books you can still find sold in supermarkets. Of course the company isn’t called “Sonic Comics,” which is likely the motive behind the dramatic reboots of late to make their flagship characters appeal to a wider, older audience. For the first time in his career, Archie is being forced to play catch-up.