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Archie Andrews is one busy high school student.  He’s met the Punisher and KISS.  He’s battling zombies and the forces of evil in Afterlife with Archie and facing down the Predator in a new mini-series.  This July, he faces what might be his biggest challenge yet as he battles…Sharknado.  That’s right folks, not only is the tornado filled with sharks heading up the “Feast” coast, but it’s hitting Riverdale hard and Archie and his buddies need to protect their hometown.

The one-shot comic is written by Sharknado trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with art by Dan Parent.  It’s an extra-sized 48-page comic that works as a nice appetizer for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! that just so happens to debut on the same day the book is released: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015.

"Having a chance to crossover the Archie comics with our Sharknado universe has been a dream come true," Ferrante said. "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."
"I can't tell you the thrill of working on Sharknado. 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 has become a worldwide merchandise and cultural phenomenon that has thrilled young and old alike," said David Garber, who negotiated this deal on behalf of The Asylum with Archie Comics. "Archie’s comics and his adventures have always been fun and exciting. The fusion of these two properties is part of the social media and fan explosion that continues to grow. We are pleased to combine these historic IP’s in one consumer experience.”

“The Sharknado franchise has soared in popularity due partly to the variety of great celebrities, who bravely encounter this unnatural menace," said Jeff Li, Vice President, Syfy Ventures. "Sharknado survivors come in all forms. It’s only natural that Archie and the gang will get a chance to save their town from flying sharks.”

Archie vs. Sharknado is a ridiculous concept, but it sounds so damn fun.  The publisher has been putting out some great product over the past few years and really upping its game with unique spins on its classic characters.  This is no different.  Crazy stuff like this is why I absolutely love comics. Look for this one-shot comic, featuring three covers from Dan Parent, Francesco Francavilla, and Robert Hack, on July 22nd, 2015.  It will retail for $4.99.

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James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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