Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! …will never quite be the same with the punk legends, The Ramones apparently set to appear in an installment of the long running ‘Archie’ comics, slated for 2016 release.
Rosenberg explained the project to Comics Alliance:
“It might seem strange to some people to combine these things, but there’s really no divide for me… Archie is what got me into comics, the Ramones are what got me into punk rock, and those two things have always been connected for me. The Ramones are my punk rock heroes, they’re really very comic booky, and Archie has a long history of being connected to music, and being willing to try new things and do cool new stuff, so to me, this makes perfect sense.”
Lagace said it’s an honor to get to draw the Ramones:
“I draw comics today for a living, but I’ve also played in bands; many of those punk rock. We’d often cover songs by The Ramones. Getting to draw Archie Meets Ramones has me fangirling in excitement. I will draw with the energy and passion of a Ramone to ensure my beloved Riverdale gets a Rock ‘N’ Roll High School.”
It’s not the first time the Ramones would of been immortalised in animation having been a guest appearance on The Simpsons, which aired way back in 1993. Who can forget the famous Mr.Burns, quote following their performance of ‘Happy Birthday, of “Have the Rolling Stones killed”.