Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and some of the folks currently working on the new TV show, one can only assume that this tie-in series will expand on characters in ways its small screen counterpart may not have time for in addition to telling interesting new stories.
With comic book adaptations being the cock of the walk in both movies and TV these days, there have certainly been no shortage of tie-in books to hit the market in an attempt to satisfy fans on multiple fronts. Many cancelled series have lived on through the comic book medium such as The X-Files, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Charmed and Smallville, not to mention currently running series such as Arrow or the upcoming 24: Legacy enjoying a similar boost.
Riverdale #1 is now set to arrive in comic shops on Wednesday, April 5, which also happens to be the same day Jughead #15 hits stands. Be sure to check out the official synopsis and cover art below:
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Source: Comic Vine