Riverdale #1 is the 48-page, full-color comic in the Riverdale comic book series, taking place after the events of the first episode. It was released on April 5, 2017. [1]


HELL WEEK COMES TO RIVERDALE — From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Features interior art by up-and-coming artist Alitha Martinez (Black Panther).


  • Concept Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  • Writers:: Michael Grassi and Will Ewing
  • Artists: Joe Eisma
  • Colors: Andre Syzmanowicz
  • Letters: Janice Chiang, John Workman
  • Cover: Alitha Martinez
  • Variant Covers: Djibril Morissette-Phan, Elliott Fernandez, Francesco Francavilla, Peter Krause, and Ron Salas
  • Chief Executive Officer/Publisher: Jon Goldwater
  • Chief Creative Officer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  • Editor-In-Chief: Victor Gorelick
  • Editors: Mike Pellerito, Stephen Oswald, Jamie Lee Rotante


  • Veronica has a friend named Camila. Most likely a nod to Veronica's actress in the TV series; Camila Mendes.
  • Twilight Drive-In was incorrectly named Starlight Drive-In.





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