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    Review: The CW's 'Riverdale' is a vital and invitingly dark take on Archie Comics

    Cole Sprouse stars as aspiring writer Forsythe P. "Jughead" Jones on "Riverdale." (Katie Yu / The CW / TNS)
    Cole Sprouse stars as aspiring writer Forsythe P. "Jughead" Jones on "Riverdale." (Katie Yu / The CW / TNS)

    Archie Andrews, the redheaded comic-book character whose animated band "The Archies" had a bona fide hit with "Sugar Sugar" in 1969, comes to live-action television Thursday in the new CW series "Riverdale."

    You will have guessed by now that this is not your grandmother's "Archie," but the comics have spanned several parallel universes. The characters have lived in prehistoric times and in the future; Archie has married both Betty and Veronica; been shot to death; and weathered a zombie apocalypse, in a 2013 series, "Afterlife with Archie," written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who developed "Riverdale" and is also the chief creative officer of Archie Comics; this iteration could not be more official.

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