Exclusive preview: Archie vs. Sharknado brings bite to Riverdale

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:25 AM EDT (Updated)

Archie Comics has taken its eponymous character and his friends in some pretty interesting directions in recent years -- Afterlife With Archie, Archie vs. Predator, etc. But in what may be the most unexpected crossover event to date, the label will soon be bringing a certain shark-infested weather event to Riverdale. Yes, it's Archie vs. Sharknado, which, you know ... why not?

Seriously, though, it looks like Archie Comics is having some fun with Syfy's social-media-shattering B-movie series, as evidenced by these exclusive preview images we managed to snag. Check them out, along with a bunch of other art (including variant covers from Robert Hack and Francesco Francavilla), below!

Here's the official solicitation text for Archie vs. Sharknado:

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. Written by the SHARKNADO trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with Dan Parent.