Riverdale gets wet in “Archie vs. Sharknado”

archievshark Archie Comics has had some very interesting crossovers in the past. Archie and the gang have crossed over with the Punisher, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and most recently, the Predator. This July, continuing in that great tradition, all of that will be blown out of the water because ‘Archie vs. Sharknado‘ is coming.

Now, I know what you’re saying. This is pretty much a blatant cash-grab, but it’s a totally awesome blatant cash-grab and it’s bound to payoff, because if the Predator can fit into the Archie universe, then they’ll figure out a way to make this work. This special 48 page one-shot releases the same day as ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!‘ on Wednesday, July 22nd.

Sharknado trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante spoke about the crossover, saying: “Having a chance to crossover the Archie comics with our Sharknado universe has been a dream come true. Riverdale will never be the same and I know fans are going to get a thrill out of seeing Archie, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the gang unleash their inner Fin Shepards.”

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Sharknado 3‘ will have stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo reprising their roles. Cameos include Mark archievshark2Cuban, Michele Bachmann, Chris Jericho to name a few.

It’s that time of year in Riverdale! The end of the school year. Time for beaches, barbecues, fun in the sun and… SHARKNADOS!?! That’s right, get ready as Archie and the gang brave the storm of a tornado full a sharks that riffs off the pop culture phenomenon known as Sharknado! The story unfolds as sharknados are spotted on the “Feast” Coast! Our heroines have to figure out how to get back to Riverdale, where the storm is about to hit next. Soon Archie and the gang go, go, go as they battle the Sharknado-ravaged Riverdale! Who will live? Who will die? Will this take a BITE out of the end-of-the-year prom? Uh….probably! The comic book action is also concurrent with the plot of SHARKNADO 3 and hits stands right before the film’s premiere in July on Syfy.

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Written by: Anthony C. Ferrante and Dan Parent.
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Archie vs. Sharknado #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Archie vs. Sharknado #1 CVR B Variant: Francesco Francavilla
Archie vs. Sharknado #1 CVR C Variant: Robert Hack

On sale: July 22nd
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


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