Archie Vs. Predator #1 Script by Alex de Campi
Pencils by Fernando Ruiz
Inks by Rich Koslowski
Colors by Jason Millet
Letters by John Workman
Standard Cover by Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Jason Millet
Variant Cover A by Eric Powell
Variant Cover B by Francesco Francavilla Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: April 15, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
Wow, those Predators really get around. We know from the films that they treat our world like their own personal hunting lease. We’ve seen them fight virtually everything under the sun from Batman to Aliens to Tarzan, but nothing could have prepared us for Archie Vs. Predator #1! I saw this one in the lists and just knew I had to read it. And I bet you’re curious, too!
The setting is Riverdale as our buddy Archie and his pals debate on what to do on their Spring Break. Thanks to a miraculous windfall of Jughead’s, the group gets a free trip to a beach resort. The odd ducks out here are Cheryl and Jason, who seem bent on making life difficult for the teens.
Francisco Francavilla, formerly the artist for books such as Zorro and soon to be artist on Black Panther: Man Without Fear for Marvel as well as the Commissioner Gordon backups in Detective Comics for DC, has presented a unique vision of an Avengers team from the Dark Ages.
Posted on the Comic Twart blog for their Marvel “What If” week, the sepia-toned cover image — which has the title The Avengers: Earth’s First Heroes — shows what four of the Avengers might look like if they were around a few hundred years ago.
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Francavilla said the artwork was inspired by an old pitch idea he had for a Marvel “What If” story, and described the scenario as the Avengers fighting “evils and undead armies.”