ARCHIE Meets GLEE in Next Guest-Starring Crossover
by Newsarama Staff
Date: 09 July 2012 Time: 11:17 AM ET
A four-issue story arc, the tale will be written by Glee writer and producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also has close ties to comics. After writing a handful of tales for Marvel Comics, Aguirre-Sacasa, a noted playwright, did the rewrite of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark for Broadway. Dan Parent will illustrate. "I've been wanting to write something for Archie Comics forever and my favorite Archie stories have always been those weird crossovers like 'Archie meets the Punisher,' and 'Archie meets KISS,'” said Aguirre-Sacasa in a press release. “I thought, Archie meets GLEE would be a great crossover since they're both set in high schools, they're both optimistic, they both involve singing... My boss Ryan [Murphy, co-creator of Glee] loved the idea and that started the process." The story features Dilton of the Archie gang discovering a parallel universe (yeah, Archie's a sci-fi book, didn't you know?) that bears some striking similarities to the life they lead in Riverdale. More on Archie Meets Glee, coming in 2013, later today from Newsarama. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!