Michael Myers has left Haddonfield to stalk the teenagers of Riverdale in a pair of limited edition art prints. Archie Comics has partnered with Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures on two prints by artist Matt Talbot.
The first print shows Michael watching Betty, Veronica, and Sabrina from a hedge row, mimicking a scene in Halloween when Laurie Strode sees Michael while she and her friends, Linda and Annie, walk home from school. The second print is a tribute to Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1 (1971) with Sabrina watching TV as Michael spies on her from the window.
“Every so often, if you’re really fortunate, a dream project comes along – and this was one of those times,” Talbot said. “The Archie gang meeting up with Michael Myers? When I was asked if I was up for drawing what that might look like, I couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough. Working on this with the team at Archie was so much fun. I love that we ended up with one piece paying homage to an iconic scene from Halloween, and another paying homage to an equally iconic Archie comic cover.”
The prints will be exclusively sold at the H45 convention, which will celebrate the Halloween horror franchise’s 45th anniversary. The event will be held on September 30 to October 1 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. The 11” x 17” art prints will be limited to 200 each, exclusively at the show.
“A huge thank you to the fine folks at Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures for allowing us to make this a reality,” Archie Comics Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante said. “It’s an absolute honor and honestly surreal to see this blending of worlds, and recreating the classic Sabrina the Teenage Witch cover with The Shape is absolute perfection. We’re so grateful to work with a talent like artist Matt Talbot, who brought these wild fantasies to vivid, gorgeous life, and we’re excited to make our first-ever horror convention debut at H45. Archie Horror is ready to cement its place in the horror community.”
“When we launched the Archie Horror line of comics ten years ago, we knew there was a strong bond between Archie fans and horror fans – both are such integral parts of American pop culture, with beloved tropes and iconic characters. And it’s hard to think of a more iconic character in horror than The Shape himself, Michael Myers,” Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater said. “Working with our partners at Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures to have Michael menace our own final girls – Betty, Veronica, and Sabrina – is a dream come true for all of us at Archie Comics.”