12:03pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Archie Vs. Sharknado' Cover Sees Archie Facing Death From Above (Exclusive)
This July, two great American institutions will collide with the release of Archie Vs. Sharknado. Yes, you read that right: Archie Vs. Sharknado, a one-shot comic book that will bring the Riverdale crew face-to-face with the freakiest storm they've ever seen — and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive look at one of the issue's covers.
The one-off issue is co-written by Archie veteran Dan Parent (who also draws the story with Rich Koslowski) and Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante, and will be released in comic stores and digitally July 22, the same day as the third Sharknado movie, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, debuts on Syfy. The issue features three covers — one by Parent, one by Afterlife with Archie artist Francesco Francavilla, and the cover below, by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Robert Hack.
Archie's description of the issue teases: "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!"