The latest episode of Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast ran a little long — actually about another 15 minutes over what you hear here, since Russ ended up trimming quite a bit of comic book talk that wandered off into the esoteric and absurd.
 
We’ve got quite a bit going on this week. Obviously the biggest piece is talking about “Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness,” the episode of Riverdale that just finished airing minutes ago as of when this episode posted.
 
Other areas we touched on included the Riverdale comic book, which launches next Wednesday, March 1, from Archie Comics. We took a little time out to look at the sales pitch for the first three issues, including May’s issue of Riverdale which feels very much like a wink and a nod to a classic film starring upcoming Riverdale guest star Molly Ringwald!
 
Let us know in the comments whether you enjoyed the comics talk. It certainly seems germane to the podcast, and Russ writing for a comic book website it seemed to make sense to at least address it, but obviously if we’re going to add a few minutes to the show every month or so to look at solicitations and/or the comics themselves, we want to make sure the listeners are finding it enjoyable and worthwhile.
 
There’s also the matter of Beaverdale, a porn parody of Archie Comics recently released to capitalize on the increased awareness of the characters thanks to Riverdale’s success. You can check out the official trailer for this incredibly bizarre abomination below. If it’s your kind of thing, you can see it at PornHub Premium — although, no, we aren’t going to do an episode of the podcast for this one. Sorry.
HOLDING ON — When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about Miss Grundy’s (guest star Sarah Habel) past.
 
Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) confronts her mother Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice (Madchen Amick) finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image.
 
Russ, Craig, and Chris broadcast from Vancouver, BC, where they're currently visiting the set of Riverdale!
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