First Look: Archie vs. Sharknado # 1

There’s no escaping the Sharknado!

For reasons beyond human comprehension (although, I blame social media), Syfy’s TV movie schlockfest, Sharknado has become a phenomenon. Tomorrow night, Syfy is unveiling Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! to infect TVs everywhere.

To tie-in with the TV movie, Archie Comics is publishing a crossover one-shot: Archie vs. Sharknado; which is co-written by Sharknado screenwriter, Anthony C. Ferrante and longtime Archie writer/artist, Dan Parent.

Parent is also the artist of the one-shot, with Rich Koslowski. The official description from Archie Comics follows:

“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!”

Along with that, Archie Comics has released the first six pages of Archie vs. Sharknado (via Comic Book Resources), which finds Betty and Veronica in Washington D.C. during the events of Sharknado 3 while Archie and the gang in Riverdale encounter a Sharknado of their own!

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Archie vs. Sharknado # 1 will be released on July 22, 2015.