First, Archie Comics explored the potential of the red-headed klutz marrying Betty and Veronica (in separate, alternate futures). Soon, they will take aim at MTV's "Jersey Shore" (with Reggie filling the role of "The Situation"). But following that, in 'Archie & Friends #146', the phenomenon that is 'Twilight' will be appearing in the pages of one of the comic industry's longest running and most successful series.
While I'm not really loving the idea of Archie parodying 'Twilight', it is to be expected. There is quite a long history of the company parodying pop culutre, from the TV spoofs in the classic "Archie's TV Laugh Out" to the many movie parodies throughout the years. One of my favorites was "The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.LE.", a long running series of stories that spoof of the classic "Man from U.N.C.L.E." TV series and the James Bond movies.
The 4-part story, "Twilite", will feature:
-- two new students joining Archie and the gang at Riverdale High. One is a vampire.. You can guess what the other guy is.
-- they will be engaged in a long standing feud of some sort. But seeing as how it's Archie Comics, it will amount to immature pranks of maximum embarassment potential.
-- Betty & Veronica will fight over them before realizing they are friends and they shouldn't let these two ruin their friendship.... exactly ten seconds before they start fighting over Archie again.
That last one was my own idea, but after having ready more than 20+ years of Archie comic books, can I really be that far off?
(Via Comics Alliance)