As of this writing, Riverdale is four episodes strong and shows no signs of slowing down. As such, the folks over at Archie Comics are banking on some crossover success when the tie-in books officially kickoff this April.
Thanks to some recently disclosed solicits, we’re now able to peer slightly further into the future and see what the second issue has in store for us. But before we proceed, give the official description a read so we don’t take any words out of your mouth:
Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, Riverdale continues to reveal untold stories of the world’s most famous teenagers. When five students from different social cliques (Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Josie) end up in Saturday detention together—will they kill each other or come together against the forces of evil that brought them there?
Kind of sounds a lot like The Breakfast Club, eh? Right now, we’re assuming that not much headbutting will occur because all of these characters pretty much get along. But, anything is possible when you take into account that we don’t know which episodes this story will be set between. Therefore, we could see a little animosity between Betty and Veronica if the “seven minutes in heaven” incident was still fresh. Had Cheryl Blossom been part of the five, however, then we’d be having a different conversation as the situation would be a veritable powder keg.
But maybe Cheryl has something to do with the “forces of evil” that led to this detention happening in the first place. It’s not entirely clear if this tale written by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and several unnamed others will shed any light on the murder mystery unfolding on the TV show, but it couldn’t hurt to pick up a copy of Riverdale #2 on May 3 in order to see for yourself. In the meantime, be sure to check out Francesco Francavilla’s cover art below.