Obama, Palin head to Riverdale for hotly contested student council race

Only in Riverdale would President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin share a shake at the local soda shop. Above is the cover to December's Archie #616, which guest stars both politicians in a story about student government campaigns that "spiral out of control at Riverdale High!" It's Archie vs. Reggie throwing mud at each other in the political arena, as Obama and Palin are pulled into the fray.

The story continues in Archie #617, the cover for which can be found after the jump.



“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!

SCRIPT: Alex Simmons

ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios

COVER: Dan Parent and Tito Pena

Shipping Date: DEC 15, 2010

On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 22, 2010

Newsstands: Week of JAN 4, 2011

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color

$2.99 US

ARCHIE # 617

“Campaign Pains,” 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!

SCRIPT: Alex Simmons

ARTIST: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios

COVER: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: 1/19/11

On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11

Newstands: Week of 2/8/11

Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color

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