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Archie faces flying shark infestation as Sharknado invades Riverdale

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If you were already thinking that Sharknado had jumped itself, you haven't seen anything yet.

No only is Syfy releasing Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! this summer, but Archie Comics just announced a single-issue Archie Vs. Shaknado comic coming this July with three different cover variants.

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.

The comic is written by Sharknado trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with art by Archie legend Dan Parent and will be 48 pages long. The comic hits July 22 both on stands and digitally.

"Having a chance to crossover the Archie comics with our Sharknado universe has been a dream come true," Ferrante said in a prepared statement. "Riverdale will never be the same and I know fans are going to get a thrill out of seeing Archie, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the gang unleash their inner Fin Shepards."

Artist Parent added he's a huge fan of the movies.

"I might be the biggest Sharknado fan, watching multiple airings of the movies, going to theatrical screenings. attending the Riff Trax versions and then buying the DVDs," Parent said. "So to be able to bring Sharknado into the world of Archie is a dream come true. And to be working on it with Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante is the icing on the cake! I promise to put my all into this project to make all the Sharknado — and Archie — fans proud!!!"


Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff as Fin's father, Gil; Bo Derek will play April's mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin's daughter, Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will portray Claudia's friend, Billy.

Other cameos include Mark Cuban as the President of the United States; Ann Coulter as the Vice President; Michele Bachmann as herself; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; Washington Redskins tackle Tom Compton as a reporter; NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard, and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.

The comic will sell for $4.99.

Confused about why Archie keep finding himself facing things like the Predator, the undead and now a sharknado? Check out our feature about the once and future Archie.

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