Riverdale One-Shot Brings TV Show to Comics, Is Most Meta Thing Ever

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So, we know that The CW’s hot new show, Riverdale, is based on the lovable cast of characters from Archie Comics. Now, Archie Comics is putting out a one-shot comic based on the TV show. And it all comes full circle…

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and other writers from the Riverdale series, this one-shot comic contains multiple stories giving backstory and context to the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead as they exist in the live-action TV show. Whether you’re already watching Riverdale, or you’ve been thinking about it, this comic will either get you prepped, or fill in the gaps on this latest incarnation of Archie characters.

Check out some preview pages from the upcoming one-shot below, courtesy of Archie Comics!

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Here’s the official solicit info:

RIVERDALE #1

A MUST-HAVE ONE-SHOT—THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR THE CW’s RIVERDALE SERIES!

Learn the secrets and hidden tales from the summer before the eternal love-triangle begins in this special issue, which features four short stories focusing on the major players and events in the Riverdale series. Don’t miss this special commemorative issue celebrating the new Riverdale series, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and the writers of the CW’s Riverdale series, with stunning art by Alitha Martinez (Black Panther)!

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brian E. Paterson, Britta Lundin, James Dewille, Will Ewing
Art: Alitha Martinez, Eliot Fernandez, Jim Towe, Thomas Pitilli
Cover: Alitha Martinez with Steve Downer
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Adam Gorham, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Sandra Lanz, Moritat, Dan Parent, Thomas Pitilli, Matthew Dow Smith, Cory Smith
Blank Sketch Cover Also Available

On Sale Date: 3/1
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

If you want to make sure that a copy is available for you at your local comic shop, make sure to pre-order it TODAY, as today is the last day for comic shops to place their initial orders on this title.

Riverdale #1 comes to stores March 1st! Riverdale airs on The CW Thursdays at 9PM ET. 

(images via Archie Comics)

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