The B-52's are featured in a new Archie comic book titled, Archie Meets The B-52s #1. In the issue, the band plays a variety show on Riverdale's fictional TV station WRIV, where Archie is interning. He jams with the band on “Private Idaho,” after which they hire Archie and his band to open for them — trouble is, Archie doesn't have a band.
Kate Pierson told Rolling Stone, “I guess a lot of people have seen us as comic book characters because we have such a graphic image with giant hair-dos and powerful clothes. We have a good sense of humor. It lends naturally to a comic book portrayal. I think we’ve always resonated with teenagers. We attract people who feel like they’re outsiders. We’re all about inclusion. It’s okay to be different. It’s cool to be different.”
We asked singer Kate Pierson how the B-52's are still able to keep the show on the road so smoothly after all these years: “We learned to accept each other with all our, y'know, wonderful things, and flaws, and attributes (laughs). Y'know, we really accept each other; we're still like a family. We still make each other laugh — that's the key thing. Of course I'm not saying there aren't ups and downs, but I think it's still amazing that we can still make each other laugh, we still hang out after the show. Y'know, we really have fun together.”