By Empress Eve
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 10:46 pm
He’s met The Punisher, he’s met KISS, and soon, Archie will go up against Predator!
It was announced back in October at NYCC that Dark Horse and Archie Comics would be teaming up for the crossover event called Archie Meets Predator from writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) with art by Fernando Ruiz.
Now, the 4-issue miniseries has been renamed Archie Vs. Predator, and a few of the covers for the first issue have been released. Check out the covers – from Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Fernando Ruiz (veteran Archie artist) — as well as a promo image for Archie vs. Predator #1, here below.
Writer Alex de Campi said back in October that the miniseries would be taking the original teen-friendly Archie comics and “slaughtering all of its characters with Predators” and that the Archie people asked her to make it as “gory as possible.”
Archie vs. Predator #1 will be out on April 15, 2015.
HE’S IN RIVERDALE WITH A FEW DAYS TO KILL!
Archie vs. Predator #1 (of 4)
Alex de Campi (W), Fernando Ruiz (P/Cover), Rich Koslowski (I), Jason Millet (C), Eric Powell (Variant cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)
On sale April 15, 2015
FC, 32 pages
America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?
– The wildest Archie crossover ever (and that’s saying something)!
– From Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, My Little Pony)
– Variant covers by Eric Powell (The Goon) and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)
io9 revealed the covers by Francavilla and Powell, while CBR has the Fernando Ruiz cover, along with seven pages of uncolored interior art.