Move over Josie and the Pussycats because there’s a new girl group coming to Riverdale.
Out indie duo—and sisters—Tegan and Sara are making their Archie Comics debut in the fifth issue of the new series, The Archies, hitting comic shops in January.
“Growing up we loved Archie comics. We would read them in line at the grocery store and beg for them when we would go on vacation to Vancouver Island in western Canada every summer,” Tegan Quin told MTV News.
“I vividly remember passing back and forth copies of the latest Archie comics in the minivan as we made the 11-hour drive through the Rocky Mountains. We feel truly thrilled to be included — even in print form — in some small way with the comic.”
The Archies is one of the newest Archie titles and it focuses on the Riverdale redhead and his friends as they try to make it as a hot new rock band—giving a modern day twist to the original Archies group from the ’60s. The issue featuring Tegan and Sara will be written by Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg, with art from Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli.
“I love the mix of acts we’ve gotten to jam with the Archies, and Tegan and Sara are no exception,” said Segura. “The fun part about writing this series is that the groups coming in get to meet the Archies at different points in their musical journey, and this issue will find the Archies at a major crossroads — one that might change the makeup of the band forever.”
Rosenberg, the other writer of the issue, added how thrilled he was to have Tegan and Sara make their Archie Comics debut: “In addition to being a big fan of their music, I know that our band can learn a lot from them.”
Maybe after The Archies Tegan and Sara could make a cameo on Riverdale?