In the midst of Marvel's Netflix series and DC's Arrowverse, another exceptionally dark and harrowing comic book TV show has popped up recently. And it's one that most people probably didn't see coming.
Early this year, Riverdale debuted on The CW, featuring the classic characters of Archie Comics. However, as opposed to silly love triangles and school dances, Archie and co. now have to deal with such things as illicit relationships, drug-related filicide, gang wars, and serial killers.
In other words, this isn't your dad's Archie.
That said, just how much have the characters themselves changed? Well, just like virtually any comic book adaptation, it varies. Some of the characters are almost exactly the same, in terms of both look and personality, but with some subtle yet significant alterations. Meanwhile, there are other characters who are almost completely unrecognizable. And considering the stark contrast between the show and the source material, both of these things make perfect sense.
Riverdale is now well into its second season, which means there's been plenty of time to see a good amount of the Archie characters who have been given the modern live-action treatment. Here's how they compare to their old, printed selves.