From Kiss' "Howard the Duck" cameo to The Beatles' appearance in Dr. Strange's "Strange Tales," more than a few musicians have popped up in comics. However, Colbie Caillat's guest role in "Veronica" #196 this September may be the first time a real-life pop star crosses over with comic book icon Archie to perform a word-balloon duet.
Caillat's upcoming release, "Breakthrough," drops just one week ahead of her comic book appearance, making her concert in Archie's fictional hometown of Riverdale a timely event. The concert-centric issue sees Veronica miffed at her best friend Betty, who wins tickets to the show and opts to take their mutual love interest, Archie. This leads to a fateful encounter with Caillat and a chance for the artist to perform her latest single, "Fallin' For You" in a duet with Archie Comics' leading man.
"Mixing it up with Archie, Veronica, and Betty and the gang is absolutely one of the highlights of my career," said Caillat in an official press release.
Though this isn't the first time Archie Andrews has shared his vocal talents with the world, excluding a 2008 Christmas album, it's been nearly 40 years since a studio band posing as Archie characters crooned "Sugar, Sugar" in the appropriately named rock outfit, The Archies.
In contrast to Archie's success in the late '60s and early '70s, Caillat's musical career has been more rooted in the present day with social media sites like MySpace attributed to the platinum success of her 2007 album "COCO."
With Archie slated to ask for Veronica's hand in marriage soon, now might be a good time for the red head to work celebrity crushes out of his system. Of course, since that proposal storyline takes place in an alternative timeline, it could be a while until the ageless Archie drops the duet routine.
Is Colbie Caillat your kind of Riverdale resident? Or should Archie stick to the oldies? Sing it out in the comments.