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Archie vs Sharknado Review

written by Mike Speer July 23, 2015

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Archie Comics is at it again.  This time, they’re teaming up with Syfy to give you the Archie crossover you never knew you wanted in Archie vs Sharknado.  Premiering the same day as the highly anticipated Sharknado 3 on Syfy, “AvS” is a great companion comic to the immensely popular “schlockfest.”

Did you all watch Sharknado 3 last night?  I know I did and enjoyed every minute of the ridiculousness, shameless product placement, and more cameos than I have ever seen in a movie.  Happening right along side the film, is Archie vs. Sharknado which takes its plot entirely from the movie itself.

I will try to stay away from too many spoilers since it’s a one-shot comic.  It’s labeled as a #1 but at $4.99 and 48 pages, I’m going to assume it’s a one and only, with three different variant covers.  Archie Comics has had its fair share of crazy crossovers (Archie meets Kiss, Archie meets The Punisher, Archie versus Predator which I will review soon, and Archie meets the Ramones which is on the way) and this one is about as wild as all of them put together, except maybe Archie versus Predator.

Now when Afterlife with Archie came out, I was kind of disappointed that the artwork did not match that of the usual Archie style.  As great as Francesco Francavilla’s artwork is.  I thought it would be a great contrast of irony having the very cute and clear Archie artwork alongside the madness of horror and violence.  Archive vs. Sharknado provides just that.  The common cast of Archie characters are thrown right into the Sharknado chaos and spend no time at all adapting to defending themselves and taking on the “natural disaster” head on, literally in many cases.  Tons of blood and tons of violence give our friends from Riverdale all the shark spearing action we can handle in one book as they try to save their hometown by any means necessary.

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If you watched Sharknado 3 last night, you’re familiar with the plot and AvS follows right along with it, even with Betty and Veronica witnessing the storm’s first formation while they are visiting Washington D.C.  From there, Archie and friends grab every weapon and friend available to put a stop to the “Sharknado wall.”

Plenty of casualties and pandemonium definitely make this book a fun read, especially if you have been a fan of Syfy’s cash cow, Sharknado.  The book even ends with plenty of Syfy promotions and even lets you know that Sharknado 3 will be on DVD and Blu-ray on October 6th.

Archie vs. Sharknado #1 is available at your local comic shop RIGHT NOW!

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