And you thought Archie Meets The Punisher was out there. Never let it be said that the folks at Archie Comics were afraid of thinking outside the box. This time around, they’re huddling with Dark Horse for a Spring Release of Archie Meets Predator. Yes, Predator. Like the movie. In this case, like the first Predator movie, since Archie will be running into into the Predator in Costa Rica.
The one-shot will be written by Alex de Campi, known for Smoke, the digital comic Valentine and Grindhouse. It will be drawn by by Fernando Ruiz, who’s an Archie regular.
Archie Meets The Punisher. Archie Meets Kiss. Archie Meets Predator.
I’m still waiting on the Jughead / Chew crossover. You know that’s a natural.
Official PR follows:
NEW YORK, NY—America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics are proud to bring you spring 2015’s hottest crossover: ARCHIE MEETS PREDATOR.
With writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) at the helm, and artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quickly.
“In the grand tradition of ARCHIE MEETS THE PUNISHER and ARCHIE MEETS KISS, we’re unbelievably excited to partner with Dark Horse to show what happens when the Predator comes to Riverdale,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “It’s going to be a surprising, energetic, and must-read series, and we’re so glad Alex de Campi and Fernando Ruiz are joining forces to tell this off-the-wall story.”
Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for spring break, where party and beach games soon get 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?
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.