From September 1988: An issue of COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE with details of a universe untravelled: Plans by ARCHIE COMICS to reboot their superhero characters for the 1980s.
They eventually settled on the name Spectrum Comics as the vehicle to retool and relaunch their heroes for the evolving Direct Sales market. Ultimately, they decided they didn't want to take the company - or their characters - in that direction and abandoned the whole shebang, making it a fascintaing road untravelled. The characters next appeared, now licensed to DC Comics, in the Impact line early the next decade. Copies of most of those books can still be found in 50p boxes across the land.