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Lena Dunham’s Archie Comics run due 2015

The season one 'Girls' poster interpreted by Archie artist Dan Parent. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 5, 2014.The season one 'Girls' poster interpreted by Archie artist Dan Parent. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 5, 2014.A four-issue arc from the creator, director and lead actress of TV hit series "Girls" is on board for a comic book quartet set within the world of "Archie".

"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," Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Comic Book Resources.

And in a statement to the press, Dunham described herself as "an avid Archie collector" in her youth.

"It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity."

Aguirre-Sacasa has already overseen several innovations for the "Archie" cast, from a view of their adulthood in "Life with Archie" to a zombie-themed "Afterlife with Archie."

"She brings a unique point-of-view to all these characters, but she also loves them, and knows what makes them work," he told CBR.

"It's really good stuff, and obviously it's going to be a huge deal for Archie." – AFP/Relaxnews, March 5, 2014.

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