New Jersey Stage

Monday, February 7, 2011

Batman Producer and Author Michael Uslan Comes to NovelTeas

(Red Bank, NJ) -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, NovelTeas proudly welcomes Michael Uslan, author of "Archie Marries..." based on the classic Archie Comic Books on Saturday, February 12th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM located at 78 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank, New Jersey. The book will be sold at NovelTeas for $25. Food and beverage is available for additional purchase. A portion of each book purchased will benefit "FRIENDS OF THE BOOKS & BEYOND PROJECT" - Shaping Our Children's Future Through Creative Writing, Skill Building and Mentoring from the USA to Rwanda and Back A Special Auction Item that day will feature an autographed book by Queen Latifah. She has signed her latest book "Put On Your Crown" and all proceeds will benefit "FRIENDS OF THE BOOKS & BEYOND PROJECT".

The eternal love triangle that has been the cornerstone of Archie comics for almost seven decades is finally untangled in this seven-part story written by Michael Uslan, executive producer of the Batman films, and illustrated by veteran Archie artist, Stan Goldberg. It begins when Archie finds himself strolling up one path of Memory Lane and marries the wealthy and cultured Veronica Lodge. Later, we find out what happens when he strolls a second path up Memory Lane and marries the wholesome, peppy girl next door Betty Cooper.

"Archie has had its place in people's lives for generations and generations. People are shocked at how much these characters still mean to them."
-The New York Times

"The reaction to the Archie wedding story reminds us that comic book characters hold a special place in our collective memory," says Charles Kochman, executive editor of Abrams ComicArts, "we follow their lives and their decisions as we do those of our friends and family. We are thrilled to have this celebrated book on our list and present this timeless story in such a special edition."

In Archie Marries . . ., the pivotal series of seven issues is collected in hardcover, in a double diecut slipcase, and packaged with a reprint of a classic Archie comic. The book includes all-new supplementary material created especially for this edition, including new front and back cover art by Stan Goldberg, script outtakes, never-before-seen sketches, thumbnails, annotations, vintage covers, and exclusive interviews with writer Michael Uslan, illustrator Stan Goldberg, inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, letterer Jack Morelli, longtime Archie editor Victor Gorelick, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater.

About the Author
Michael Uslan is a writer and the executive producer of the Batman films. He was the first instructor to teach comics at an accredited university (Indiana University in 1970). He was born and raised in Deal, New Jersey and currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest running brands in the history of the comic industry. Archie Comics has sold 1.5 billion comics and is published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world. Archie Comics has spawned characters whose popularity has spilled over into other media and who have become part of popular culture. SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS are just some of the many legendary franchises that are part of the Archie Comics library.