Among the upcoming ARCHIE projects we’re doing are a “Best Of” series of hardcovers that collects the best ARCHIE artists into separate volumes. Up first is THE BEST OF DAN DeCARLO. And in September, the second volume will focus on current — and longtime — ARCHIE artist Stan Goldberg.
The great thing about the Stan G. book is that it’s being done fully with Stan’s involvement; in fact, all the stories and the backup material, including lots of pinups, sketches, penciled pages and photographs, all came directly from Stan’s collection. One such piece is the below image, Stan’s proposed image for the book’s frontispiece.
Speaking of Stan, another Stan, Stan Lee, wrote a new introduction for the book as well. The two Stans worked together at Marvel back in the late 1950s and early 1960s – -Stan G. is actually responsible for the color schemes of many classic Marvel characters, as well as providing the art for Stan L.’s MILLIE THE MODEL. And then ARCHIE beckoned and the rest, as they say, is history and will be shown in this book come September.