Lena Dunham Will Write a Four-Part 'Archie' Comic, Story Will Be Released in 2015

What’s next for Girls creator/writer/actor Lena Dunham? Is she going to take it easy? Go on an extended vaycay? An extended staycay? Nah. No rest for the wickedly talented! Dunham will be writing a four-part Archie story. Jeez, Dunham. Way to make me feel like a lazy sack of potatoes. But also? LOVE THIS PAIRING.

Dunham’s a longtime fan of the series, and last Nov. she nerded out over Archie during a Q&A with J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst (“You really haven’t lived til you’ve been to an Archie convention,” she said). The comments set the wheels in motion: The comic series’ publisher caught wind of this and contacted her about a possible collabo. Natch, she was all for it. The story will be published in 2015.

Will it be “Girls: The Comic Book”? Ehhhh... no. As Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (the newly-appointed chief creative officer of Archie Comics) told ComicBookResources.com:

We sent [Dunham] a box of tons of Archie books, she devoured them all, and maybe a week or two later came back with her pitch. 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."

So it's probably safe to assume there won't be a Hannah Horvath/Moose crossover hookup story, huh? Even so, there is a part of me that would eat up any and all Girls references tucked into the Archie world. Girls Easter eggs, if you will. If Dunham decides to incorporate any Girls jokes into the Archie world, I predict any of the following:

  • Veronica wears her hair in a bagel ‘do.
  • Midge gets trapped in Moose’s TV art installation room.
  • Betty and Archie play nearly-naked ping pong.
  • Reggie dumps Veronica while they grill pizzas.
  • Cheryl shows up to a dinner with a box full of puppies.
  • Nancy wears a gold plastic dress.
  • Archie carries a dead turtle around in a water bottle.

Here's the promotional photo:


Image: Archie Comics