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Riverdale gang meets Glee cast on cover of Archie #641

BuzzFeed has debuted Dan Parent’s cover for Archie #641, the first issue of a storyline in which the Riverdale gang meets the cast of Fox’s hit musical comedy-drama Glee. The image is kind of odd, in that it looks as if someone may have gone in after the artist to touch up the faces of Glee characters Rachel, Finn and Quinn. See the full cover below.

Announced in July, the crossover is penned by comics writer and Glee co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Parent, and arrives on the heels of publisher’s much-publicized “Archie meets KISS” storyline.

“If you go back to the beginnings of modern music, if you will, with Elvis and moving forward with the Beatles and [Bob] Dylan – they established culturally the tone of what’s going on in the country,” Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater told Comic Book Resources. “That’s what I’ve been trying to establish in Riverdale. The characters stay the same, but Riverdale changes. And as musicians change in the culture, they can seamlessly integrate into comic books.”

Archie #641 arrives Feb. 27.

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I’d guess the actor’s reps refused to sign off on likeness rights with the first art, and that it required revision. A shame, because the non-touched up characters look a lot like the actors that they’re portraying, and the revisions are clearly “prettied-up” versions of same.

The blonde cheerleader looks more like Brittany than Quinn.

The blonde one I imagine must be Brittany ’cause Quinn has hazel eyes and Brittany blue.

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