In one of the cooler “what if” scenarios of recent years, in Archie: 1941, the Archie universe finds itself mired in World War II. In advance of the second issue’s FOC date next Monday, Archie Comics has given the Beat an exclusive preview of Archie: 1941 #2‘s mindblowing artwork.

Co-writer Brian Augustyn has a special message for the fans in this teaser trailer for Archie 1941 #2 as well:

ARCHIE: 1941 #2 (of 5)
Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Variant Covers: Audrey Mok, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

IT’S WAR! As the United States makes its entrance into WWII, the teens and parents in Riverdale are faced with some difficult situations as they reflect on how this will dramatically change their lives as they know it.