Exclusive: Check Out The Weird Interior Artwork From ARCHIE Comics’ CHILLING ADVENTURES PRESENTS… WEIRDER MYSTERIES

Long before I started watching the deliciously murderous adventures of Riverdalei spent many mornings watching Archie and the gang take on everything from zombies and vampires to time machines and aliens in the animated series Archie’s Strange Mysteries.

So when Archie Comics has revealed its upcoming Halloween season one-shotsI was especially thrilled to see them pay homage to the beloved cult show with the announcement of Chilling Adventures Presents… Stranger Mysteriesand ahead of the one-shot release this fall, we’re thrilled to reveal an exclusive preview of the incredible artwork featured in two of the anthology’s bizarre tales!

Below you can check out our exclusive preview of works by Federico Sabbatini for the Stranger Mysteries the story “Betty Cooper: Alien Hunter” (written by Frank Tieri) as well as Ryan Jampole’s artwork for “A Wrinkle in Time” (written by Joanne Starer)!

The Chilling Adventures Presents… Stranger Mysteries one-shot also includes a story written by Ron Robbins with art by Juan Bobillo!

Here’s what Frank Tieri had to say about writing a story in which monster hunter Betty Cooper takes on a shapeshifting alien in the world of Jughead: Hunger (a series he co-created with Michael Walsh):

In ‘Betty Cooper: Alien Hunter,’ a thrilling tale set in the universe of JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER, Betty is perhaps the greatest threat to the brave people of Riverdale than any alien can. distribute. »

Joanne Starer explained how her story about Josie and the Pussycats’ nemesis, Alexandra Cabot’s jealous desire for Josie’s agelessness, was influenced by EC Comics and The twilight zone:

If you’re a fan of the Riverdale TV series, with its shocking twists and over-the-top storylines, then WEIRDER MYSTERIES is the Archie book for you. Personally, I’ve never really been a fan of horror movies. I’m a big baby on gore and violence. . . but I like psychological terror. As a kid, I was obsessed with my dad’s old EC Comics and Twilight Zone episodes, and I think you’ll see a lot of that influence in my WEIRDER MYSTERIES story. My story is about Alexandra Cabot, archenemy of Josie and the Pussycats. Rather than tormenting her physically, I tried to really get into her mind and think about what would drive her crazy.

And Jamie L. Rotante, Senior Editorial Director of Archie Comics, shared what makes Frank Tieri and Joanne Starer the perfect writers to bring scares to life in Stranger Mysteries:

Frank Tieri is a master of horror writing and he’s also the best at making Betty Cooper as awesome as possible. So when the idea came up for Betty as a supernatural alien hunter à la The X-Files, we knew we had to make it a reality. And Frank, as always, keeps his promises.

Joanne Starer crafted a story so perfectly in Twilight Zone that every TZ fan in Editorial immediately fell in love with it. We also get a fun glimpse into the future – and it’s the future of the Josie & The Pussycats universe! What more could you ask for?

Chilling Adventures Presents… Archie’s Weirdest Mysteries will be released on September 21, just in time for spooky season!

You can see the exclusive art preview below, and for more on all of Archie Comics’ big releases (including horror, comedy, and everything in between), be sure to visit their official site:


Riverdale is known to be a hotbed of strange happenings and paranormal activity… always has been and always will be. Take a look at the opening of some very special files that highlight the strange events happening in the quiet little town, in a unique anthology in equal parts X files and Black mirror.

Screenplay: Frank Tieri, Joanne Starer, Ron Robbins
Drawings: Federico Sabbattini, Juan Bobillo, Ryan Jampole

Colours: Matt Hermes

Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Cover: Aaron Lea
On-sale date: September 21
32-page color comic

Illustration from “Betty Cooper: Alien Hunter” by Federico Sabbatini:

Drawing “A Shortcut in Time” by Ryan Jampole:

Stranger Mysteries cover by Adam Gorham:

Stranger Mysteries variant cover by Aaron Lea:

Betty K. Park