McKinley High’s New Directions and the teens of Riverdale will be mixing it up soon! Archie Comics Co-chief executive, Jon Goldwater, announced this morning that the FOX television show Glee and Archie Comics are teaming up for a cross-over in the pages of the iconic comic book.
The 4 issue story line is set for late this year or early 2013 and is being written by Glee writer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It features multiple characters from both the comic book and the Fox show. Dan Parent is illustrating the story.
Aguirre-Scarsa penned two of Glee’s more intense and emotional Season 3 episodes. In “The First Time,” two beloved couples lose their virginities to each other. The episode was ground breaking, in that it featured the coming of age of a teen gay couple. “On My Way” was chock-full of drama, from the attempted suicide of a teen after he was outed as gay, to the near-fatal car accident of one of the principal characters due to texting while driving.
It’ll be interesting to see how serious a path Aguirre-Scarsa takes the storyline.
Goldwater says he met Aguirre-Scarsa at Comic Con last year when he visited the Archie booth. Turns out hes a HUGE fan, even dressing as Archie for Halloween. “He’s just a genius writer,” Goldwater says of the Glee scribe.
“’Glee’ is courageous in their story lines and how they represent their characters, how they represent the high school situation,” said Goldwater. He noted that it was similar to the world of Archie. For instance, the comic has recently brought in an openly-gay character, Kevin Keller.
For now, the plot of the four-issue story arc in “Archie Comics” is super secret, but it does involve “parallel dimensions, dancing and some serious singing, too.” Alrighty!
I have to admit, I’m probably going to check that out.