Archie’s New Friends: Barack Obama & Sarah Palin Head To Riverdale

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Nothing says ‘political cooperation’ like matching sweater vests.

Archie & co. will get a helping of politics when President Obama and Sarah Palin stop by for a visit. No doubt a part of the long-running comic’s new push toward more real-world relevance, Obama and Palin’s appearance will mirror Riverdale High’s student council elections in two upcoming Archie issues to be released in December. The announcement comes just a few weeks after the comic introduced it’s first gay character, Kevin Keller.

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Archie #616: “Campaign Pain” Part 1:

President Barack Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!

Part 2:

When President Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin arrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of these political powerhouses, but they don’t! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!