'Riverdale' Season 4: Archie pays tribute to the comics by suiting up as Pureheart the Powerful in the teen drama's 'Halloween' episode
Madelaine Petsch's Cheryl Blossom and Vanessa Morgan's Toni Topaz will dress up as DC characters Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn
Well before the season began, 'Riverdale' fans were hoping for the episodes this time to have some major throwbacks to the original comics and a Halloween special episode. It looks like the writers paid heed.
The upcoming episode, 'Halloween', is all set to see Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) suit up as Pureheart the Powerful, his superhero alter-ego in the comics.
The costume in the comics sees Archie in a red suit with blue boots and cape. The logo on the chest is a heart and the TV show sticks to the same design.
In new photos released by The CW, fans can see that Archie and his best bud Eli Goree's Mad Dog (who now goes by his real name, Munroe) will pay tribute to Archie Comics history with their costumes, dressing up as superheroes Pureheart the Powerful and The Shield, respectively.
Other characters who manage to grab our attention in their costumes are Madelaine Petsch's Cheryl Blossom and Vanessa Morgan's Toni Topaz. Photos see them dressed up as DC characters — Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.
The official synopsis for 'Halloween' reads: "HALLOWEEN IN RIVERDALE — When ominous videotapes begin appearing on doorsteps across Riverdale, widespread fear quickly returns to the town."
"At Stonewall Prep, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns about a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred to former students at the school. Meanwhile, Archie’s plan to create a safe space for the town's kids gets derailed when some unwanted visitors crash their Halloween party," the synopsis adds.
"Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) comes face to face with trouble, while Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) past comes back to haunt her. Lastly, a haunting at Thistlehouse rocks Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni (Vanessa Morgan) to their core."
Madchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich, Casey Cott, and Charles Melton also star. Erin Feeley directed the episode written by Janine Salinas Schoenberg.
What are your thoughts on Archie's costume? 'Riverdale' airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on The CW.