Here's the only thing you need to know about Riverdale, the new ongoing series from Archie Comics that ties into the CW's truly bonkers television drama of the same name. So you know how every episode of the TV show is named after a movie, like "Touch of Evil" or "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"? It turns out that they're keeping that up for the comic and the two stories that make up this first issue, too.

One is called Bloodsport.

The other is called Bring It On.

Seriously, I had to go and check my email to make sure that I did not write this comic in a fugue state and forget about it. And while the issue won't be out until April 5, you can check out a preview right now!

 

Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics
Riverdale #1, Archie Comics

 

RIVERDALE #1
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Will Ewing, Michael Grassi
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Riverdale #1 CVR A Reg: Alitha Martinez
Riverdale #1 CVR B Var: Elliott Fernandez
Riverdale #1 CVR C Var: Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale #1 CVR D Var: Peter Krause
Riverdale #1 CVR E Var: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Riverdale #1 CVR F Var: Ron Salas
On Sale Date: 4/5
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.