Archie's RIVERDALE Title Ending Early, #13 and #14 Cancelled (But Plans To Return With New #1)

Riverdale
Credit: Archie Comics
Credit: Archie Comics

Archie Comics has cancelled plans for Riverdale #13 and #14 and ended the series, in favor of relaunching it after the CW television series begins its third season this October. Riverdale #13 and #14 were originally solicited for release May 16 and June 20, but were delayed before this ultimate cancellation.

"We’re closing out this volume of the Riverdale comic with #12, but we’ll return with a new series closer to the launch of season three of the show, which will be a lot of fun and very much in the same vein as the TV show, which is exactly what you want from this kind of comic, right?" said Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura on the company's website. "In the meantime, eagle-eye Archie fans know that we’ve struck a publishing deal with the wonderful folks at Scholastic to create prose novels and other books in the Riverdale world, so I’d suggest they pick up The Official Riverdale Student Handbook on August 28 and Riverdale: The Day Before - The Prequel Novel, arriving later this year."

The Riverdale comic book series has had stories in-continuity with the television show,and was primary written by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and his TV writing staff.

Riverdale's third season is scheduled to begin October 10 on the CW. Archie did not solicit a new volume of Riverdale in its October 2018 solicitations.

Here is the solicits for the cancelled issues:

Credit: Archie Comics

RIVERDALE #13
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Cover: CW Photo Cover
Variant Cover: CW Photo Cover
On Sale Date: 5/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE #14
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Cover: Archie & Betty CW Photo Cover
Variant Cover: Cheryl Blossom CW Photo Cover
On Sale Date: 6/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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