Philadelphia: The kids from Riverdale are no strangers to high school angst, worries about fitting in or music. Neither are the teens from Glee. Now, Archie, Betty, Veronica and resident boy genius Dilton Doiley will match wits - and maybe a vocal or two - with the likes of Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel and Rachel Berry in the pages of Archie Comics, said Jon Goldwater, the co-chief executive officer.
Goldwater unveiled the planned collaboration, ahead of Wednesday's start of Comic-Con in San Diego. He said the crossover between the Fox show and the comic book is set for late this year or in early 2013, and is being written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, one of the television show's writers. It features multiple characters from the long-running comic book and the Fox show now in its third year. Dan Parent is illustrating the story.
"I've become friendly with Roberto - he's just a genius writer," said Goldwater, who met the playwright last year at New York Comic Con when he stopped by Archie Comic Publications Inc.'s booth. "He and I were shooting the breeze." That visit sparked a friendship and, ultimately, the idea for the crossover. "It turns out he's been a fan of Archie for years. His most recent Halloween costume? He was dressed as Archie!" Goldwater said.
For now, says Goldwater, the plot of the four-issue story arc in Archie Comics is a closely-held secret, but it does involve parallel dimensions, dancing and some serious singing, too.
05:58 PM, Jul 09, 2012