Alex Segura

Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics and Editor of Dark Circle Comics. My first novel, Silent City, is out now from Codorus Press. It's a mystery set in Miami. I'm in a band: Faulkner Detectives. We play in and around NYC. Born and raised in Miami. I've written some comics, including ARCHIE MEETS KISS. I live in lovely Kew Gardens, Queens with my awesome wife and our two cats, David Byrne and Mimi. Music, sports, movies, comics and book lover. This is my Tumblr. For more info, visit my website.
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The big news of late: I’ll be writing ARCHIE #635 — Occupy Riverdale! The art features a stunning variant cover by Jill Thompson and beautiful interior art from Gisele. It comes out in July, so please check it out if you can!

This week also saw the finale of ARCHIE MEETS KISSARCHIE #630 — hit the stands. Kind of surreal to think I’ve written five comics in the last year or so. So far, the feedback, reviews and general reception to ARCHIE MEETS KISS has been great, and most people seem to “get” what we (artist Dan Parent and I) were trying to do: create a fun, silly, entertaining and wacky comic book. The collection, both as a collector’s edition HC and regular TPB, hits May 1. Feel free to pre-order it. :)

Other writing things: I’m putting together three different proposals and diving into my third novel. I have a very loose outline and a few thousand words, so I’m excited to see where it’s going. The proposals are in varying stages and things are way too early to talk about in more detail, but I’m stoked for each one! More TK, as the journalists say.

Thanks for reading!

WONDERFUL ARCHIE MEETS KISS review from @jimmccann and @theblairbutler at @g4tv’s @freshinkonline! Wow. Thanks so much. (via Fresh Ink Online - G4tv.com)

A few links of note: ARCHIE #627 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS part 1)

Finally have a chance to sit down and compile some of the great reviews and comments the book’s been getting over the last few days. Really excited and thankful everyone seems to be enjoying the work Dan Parent and I put into the book.

A big hat tip should go to KISS for reaching out to us and to everyone at Archie that had a hand in getting the book done — especially Jon Goldwater, Mike Pellerito, Victor Gorelick, Stephen Oswald, Steven Scott, Suzannah Rowntree, Ellen Leonforte, Bill Horan, Harold Bucholz, Debbie Monserrate, Jamie Rotante, Jon Gray, Paul Kaminski, Vintern Lovallo, inker Rich Koslowski, cover guru Tito Pena, letterer supreme Jack Morelli and the colorists at Digikore. I can’t say enough about my colleagues at Archie, who were invaluable with feedback, suggestions and support while this was coming together. Why was I writing this blog again? Oh, right. Reviews. And more.

As I posted earlier, CBR’s got an interview with Gene and Paul about the series, and it’s so much fun to watch. Dan and I were in the background as this was being filmed. Very cool stuff. Thanks to Jonah Weiland and his crew for taking the time to talk before the signing.

CNN’s GEEKOUT blog kicked things off Wednesday with a nice mention, including the book in their weekly roundup of titles to buy, calling #627 “a fun book” and noting that “it left me wanting to know what happens next.” Alright!

BIG SHINY ROBOT notes that “the awesomeness dial is turned up to 11!” with the issue. They also very kindly suggest I write more. Well, there are three more of these on the way! Thanks, gents.

Iann Robinson, writing for CRAVE ONLINE, calls the issue “pretty frickin’ cool” and that “you’ll be amped by Archie #627!” Thanks, dude!

The COMIC VINE crew very generously gave the issue five stars out of five, and had this to say: “The issue was a ton of fun and kept me smiling from the first to last page.”

Elisabeth and the rest of the TFAW crew also had nice things to say in this video interview

The iFanboy posse gave props to variant cover artist Francesco Francavilla, including his work in their regular “The Best of the Week in Covers” feature.

Brigid Alverson gives the issue a quick plug as part of CBR/Robot 6’s “Food or Comics?” feature.

They can’t all be winners, though, as IGN gave us a bit of a middling review. Still, they had some nice things to say, calling the issue “silly fun” and, when discussing Francesco’s variant, that “Archie has never rocked harder.” I’ll take it. Thanks for reading!

Also worth noting, KOTAKU included #627 in their weekly comics roundup, courtesy of Stephen Totillo and the always cool Evan Narcisse. 

And a big thanks to MTV Geek’s Alex Zalben, not just for calling me “delightful” — the check’s in the mail, sir — but for calling the issue “essential reading.” Good stuff.

Not a review, but related: L.A.-based comedian Corey Blake attended the Golden Apple signing on Wednesday night and had a few insightful comments. Thanks for coming, Corey!

More as it happens…

Awesome! ourvaluedcustomers on ARCHIE MEETS KISS!

Hey! Via @cbr/Comic Book Resources! EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: “Archie Meets KISS”

Hey! It’s me and my ARCHIE MEETS KISS collaborator Dan Parent at the @archiecomics booth!

I’ll be doing two signings and moderating two panels at New York Comic Con this weekend! I’ll be discussing ARCHIE MEETS KISS at my signings and the series will be part of the Archie panel, too! Very excited to be wearing the creator hat during NYCC this year. So, for those of you that are interested, here’s a rundown.

I’ll be signing at the Archie Comics booth (#1630) with my ARCHIE MEETS KISS collaborator Dan Parent on Saturday from 4-5pm and from 3-4pm on Sunday. Please come by! Dan will be signing a ton of stuff, and I’ll be happy to sign copies of ARCHIE & FRIENDS #156 and some ARCHIE MEETS KISS promo stuff.

I’ll also be moderating the following panels!:

Saturday, October 15

1:30PM - 2:30PM Archie Comics: Riverdale and Beyond- Archie Comics continues to blaze trails in comics, digital, and that’s just the beginning! Join Archie Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, President Mike Pellerito, Editor in Chief Victor Gorelick, iVerse’s Michael Murphey, Licensing Coordinator Kari Silbergleit, comic historian Craig Yoe(The Best of Archie’s Madhouse), superstar creator Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), Michael Uslan (Life With Archie) and Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura(Archie Meets Kiss) for a look into the future of Archie stories including the forthcoming Archie Meets Kiss crossover! Join us for major announcements, special guest stars, digital and much more! All attendees will receive giveaway bags with over $100 worth of content including B&V BEACH PARTY, ARCHIE: WILL YOU MARRY ME?, MEGA MAN and SONIC comics! Room 1A02


Sunday, October 16

10:45AM - 11:45AM Archie Video Games: Sonic and Mega Man - This year Sonic celebrates his 20th anniversary and for 19 of those years, Archie has crafted an epic and exciting comic universe around Sonic the Hedgehog and the many wonderful characters that populate the universe of the SEGA character, recently taking the Blue Blur back to his video game roots in a story arc appropriately titled, “Genesis”. As if that wasn’t enough blue, this panel also highlights the top selling Mega Man series featuring the Blue Bomber’s compelling, detailed universe of the best-selling video game series. Join writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Mega Man), artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante (Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man), Editor Paul Kaminski (Sonic, Mega Man), Archie President Mike Pellerito and Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura for a discussion that promises to be full of big Sonic and Mega Man news, teasers, artwork and more!
Room 1A03