3:37 pm - 03/03/2014

ONTD's fave Lena to write a four-part Archie story

Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe-winning star and creator of HBO's "Girls," will make her comic book writing debut in 2015 with a four-issue story from Archie Comics, set to take place within the flagship "Archie" series.

"She's the voice of her generation," Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater told CBR News. "To have someone like that say, 'Not only am I a fan, I'd love to write something,' it just epitomizes all the hard work we've put in for the last five years."

Tapping Dunham to write an "Archie" story is the latest in a series of unconventional moves from the publisher, which have included the "Life with Archie" magazine telling the story of adult, married versions of the Archie characters; the introduction of openly gay character Kevin Keller; and "Afterlife with Archie," an ongoing non-all-ages zombie story by writer and new Archie chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla.

Aguirre-Sacasa, himself a screenwriter, knew Dunham and assisted in bringing her to Archie Comics. Dunham publicly expressed her affection for Archie Comics last November during a Q&A event with J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst in New York City, and the publisher reached out to her about the potential of working together. Aguirre-Sacasa said Dunham jumped at the chance.

"We sent her a box of tons of Archie books, she devoured them all, and maybe a week or two later came back with her pitch," Aguirre-Sacasa said to CBR. "I'm not going to spoil it, but it's really, really funny. It's incredibly contemporary. It's a classic Archie story, with a definitely unique, Lena spin, and it's going to be set in Archie continuity."

Dunham first received national attention for her film "Tiny Furniture," which she wrote, directed and starred in. "Girls" debuted in 2012, and quickly became one of the most acclaimed and discussed comedies on TV; with the show winning the Golden Globe in 2013 for both Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy, and Dunham herself picking up Best Actress -- Television Series Musical or Comedy the same year at the awards. She's hosting "Saturday Night Live" this coming Saturday, March 8.

"She brings a unique point-of-view to all these characters, but she also loves them, and knows what makes them work," Aguirre-Sacasa said. "It's really good stuff, and obviously it's going to be a huge deal for Archie."

Dunham isn't the first on-screen multi-hyphenate to branch out into work-for-hire comics -- writer/director/actor Kevin Smith has written multiple titles, including high-profile stints on "Daredevil" and "Green Arrow" in the late '90s and early 2000s.

Veronica >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anyone on Girls

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masterofmystery 3rd-Mar-2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
ONTD's fave Lena to right a four-part Archie story

really now?
peddlestools 3rd-Mar-2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
i haven't been sleeping well due to stress, okay
masterofmystery 3rd-Mar-2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
understandable, i just had to point it out
champagnexdream 3rd-Mar-2014 08:44 pm (UTC)


brennans 3rd-Mar-2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Write or wrong no need to mock someone. :-P.
champagnexdream 3rd-Mar-2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh you.

peddlestools 3rd-Mar-2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
i got less than four hours of sleep last night. the only thing keeping me awake rn is black coffee.
brennans 3rd-Mar-2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Does that make Hannah, Betty? Betty was my fav though.
peddlestools 3rd-Mar-2014 08:46 pm (UTC)

not archer.
fauxparadiso 3rd-Mar-2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'd hate to see how boring the lives are of people that continuously gas her up like she's the best thing in a decade.
facedancers 3rd-Mar-2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
mjgchick 3rd-Mar-2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
That doesn't look like me and since when am I writing a four part Archie story?

Oh y'all meant the other Lena. Carry on.
iprevail 3rd-Mar-2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
all the dopey hipster girls i know read archie comics so this shit is PERFECT
faunyoudork 3rd-Mar-2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
peddlestools 3rd-Mar-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
omg what did they actually print bitchy in an archie comic
skyler_white_yo 3rd-Mar-2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
It looks shopped.
thebloomroom 3rd-Mar-2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
lol this used to be my fb profile pic like 3 years ago. i really wanted a print of this but i could never get someone to make it clear for me!!!
zyuranger 3rd-Mar-2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Archie's Weird Mysteries is better.
kirensauce 4th-Mar-2014 02:24 am (UTC)
YAS i loved that show
peddlestools 3rd-Mar-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
i grew up on archie comics, especially the betty & veronica digest.

who's jughead in this scenario???
beatlesluv 3rd-Mar-2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
Me too! :D:D

zeldazonked 3rd-Mar-2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
I mean there's really only one choice.
maidenhell 3rd-Mar-2014 10:50 pm (UTC)
Jesus. :S
sodahands 3rd-Mar-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
Veronica = awesome

Archie, Jughead & Betty = worst
scottfreein4_d 3rd-Mar-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
i think this is one of the signs of the apocalypse, inbetween some beast with seven heads and the lion lying down with the lamb
henrycavills 3rd-Mar-2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
She's the voice of her generation

When did this expression become a thing bc yeah... no
zeldazonked 3rd-Mar-2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'm really tired of hearing it. Especially about Lena Dunham.
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