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Exclusive Preview: Riverdale #2 Is a Badass Homage to The Breakfast Club


The CW’s show Riverdale, a.k.a. the most delicious guilty pleasure currently on TV, has its own comic based in the same world. In the second issue, the gang goes full-on Breakfast Club. We’ve got the first look at the art and covers—and what Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Josie would look like in a John Hughes movie.

Here’s what you need to know:


Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, Riverdale continues to reveal untold stories of the world’s most famous teenagers. When five students from different social cliques (Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Josie) end up in Saturday detention together—will they kill each other or come together against the forces of evil that brought them there?

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Murray, Daniel King
Art: Joe Eisma, Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Covers: Michael Dooney, Matthew Southworth
On Sale
Date: 5/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

  • Riverdale #2

  • Riverdale #2

  • Riverdale #2

We suspect the Riverdale kids’ latest adventure nods to The Breakfast Club not only because it is one of the best high school movies of all time but because its star, Molly Ringwald, will be debuting her arc as Archie’s mom Mary Andrews on April 13th. One of

One of Riverdale’s cleverest decisions was casting ’80s and ’90s stars like 90210’s Luke Perry as Archie’s dad and Twin Peaks‘ Mädchen Amick as Betty’s mom. With Ringwald joining the cast, the nostalgia will be at full blast.

  • Riverdale #2

  • Riverdale #2

  • Riverdale #2

Riverdale #2 looks very fun, and though I shudder to think some of its readers are young enough that this might be their first exposure to The Breakfast Club, all the better that they start somewhere. In this case, who do you think best fits as the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal?

(Sincerely, The Mary Sue)

(via Archie Comics)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.