Friday, April 17, 2015


Dan Parent posted this great image on Facebook last summer. It was a commissioned piece of artwork titled "Archie Meets Sharknado." It was the greatest thing that I had seen in quite some time.

A couple months later, I led a panel titled "Archie's Dead and Other News from Riverdale" at the local Mid Con Comic Show. Towards the end of the panel, I announced several upcoming Archie Comics projects scheduled for late 2014 and 2015. My final slide was "Archie Meets Sharknado." It was clear from the show that I was joking, but the crowd went wild. They loved the idea of a crossover between Archie and the "Sharknado" movies.

Imagine my delight this morning when I learned that Archie Comics will be publishing a ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO cross-over comic book in July 2015!! The 48-page one-shot comic book is scheduled to be released on July 22, 2015, on the same day that SyFy shows "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" The comic book will be written by Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante and penciled by Dan Parent.'

This is what I've learned so far about ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO so far:
The comic story will pick up with Archie and his pals kicking back to enjoy a beach vacation, which is going swimmingly until a Sharknado runs ashore and threatens their hometown of Riverdale... Jeff Li, vice president of Syfy Ventures, added that “it’s only natural” that Archie and the gang would run afoul of a Sharknado. Hey, those things are everywhere these days.
So there aren't a lot of plot details being leaked yet. The again, it involves a Sharknado! What more do you need to know??

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