With the issue set to hit the stands tomorrow, Archie Comics has released an official preview from tomorrow's Riverdale one-shot, a prelude to the ongoing series based on The CW's critically-acclaimed Archie adaptation.
In the one-shot, audiences will learn more about what drove Archie and Jughead apart in the summer leading up to the series premiere, about Archie's relationship with his teacher, Miss Grundy -- if that is your real name -- and even get to meet Hiram Lodge, a character who hasn't yet appeared on the TV series.
Riverdale will launch as a new, ongoing series in April, with its second issue recently solicited and featuring an homage to the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club. The monthly series will feature the art of outgoing Archie penciller Joe Eisma.
You can check out the preview pages in the attached image gallery, and the solicitation text below.
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. You dare not miss this special commemorative issue in advance of the upcoming ongoingRiverdale 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, Elliot Fernandez, Jim Towe, Thomas Pitilli, Thomas Chu, Glenn Whitmore, Andre Szymanowicz, Bob Smith, John Workman, Janice Chiang
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
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Riverdale airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.