Newswire: Riverdale to get its own comic, creating a perfect circle of Archie books

Despite already being based on a long-running comic franchise, the CW’s upcoming Archie adaptation Riverdale will soon be getting a comic book of its very own. io9 is reporting that the series—produced by superhero show mastermind Greg Berlanti, and showrun by Supergirls Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa—is receiving a prequel comic to set up the soapy, murder-based mysteries plaguing its ostensibly normal American town.

Aguirre-Sacasa (a long-time Marvel writer, in addition to his TV work) will write the comic, with Alitha Martinez handling the art. The book will presumably set up the show’s pilot, in which All-American teen Archie Andrews returns to Riverdale after a summer away and the mysterious death of one of his classmates. (In case you hadn’t heard, the new Archie show is kind of nuts.) The comic will presumably shed some light on the death, as well as his affair with a teacher …

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