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The four-part crossover storyline of the year will kick off in in ARCHIE #641 when ARCHIE MEETS GLEE PART 1 hits comic shops this Wednesday. The Associated Press led the wave of press with their exclusive interview with series writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa which included quotes from Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.


“Archie Meets Glee” takes a look at what would happen if some of the William McKinley High students of Fox hit TV series Glee crossed paths with the Riverdale gang. Universes collide, and some amazing alternate counterpart team-ups and rivalries ensue! The storyline is written by Glee writer/producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and drawn by superstar artist Dan Parent.


To celebrate the event, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be signing copies of Archie #644 at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA on the day of the comic’s release, Wednesday, March 6th from 7-8 PM.


After the AP news broke, the story was picked up by the Huffington Post, US News, ABC News, CBS NewsYahoo, MSN, Washington Post, Seattle Times and many more.


In addition, Buzzfeed premiered head shots of the glee cast as they will appear in the comic, WSJ's Speakeasy blog provided an exclusive first look at Part 1, and MTV Geek! debuted the trailer for what promises to be the biggest crossover comic event of the year.


Here is additional info on ARCHIE #641:


“Archie Meets GLEE Part 1: When Worlds Collide” – Archie is no stranger to exciting crossovers but you’re not going to believe this one until you read it! FOX’s hit TV series GLEE is next in line to cross paths with the Riverdale gang in this multi-part storyline which kicks off here. Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (GLEE) teams with superstar artist Dan Parent (Archie Meets KISS) in a story which sees the Archie-verse collide with the cast of GLEE. How will Archie and friends react when they meet their counterparts? Are their alternate universes two sides of the same coin? A new year of Archie stories starts here with this epic event that answers those questions and more!

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