Werewolves and vampires go to war in a first look at Archie Comics' "Jughead: The Hunger Vs. Vampironica" #1
The Archie Comics brand has been one of the longest lasting franchises in pop culture history. Since their first appearance way back in 1941, the “Archie Gang” have been the stars of countless comic books, spin-offs, television shows, and movies, with a visual aesthetic that is almost synonymous with comics in general.
While the main Archie brand is still going strong, the past several years have seen some… interesting off-shoots of the series. The crew branched off into horror with the surprisingly successful Afterlife with Archie series, which launched the Archie Horror imprint. Since then, several off-the-wall titles have come to fruition, including Jughead: The Hunger (where Jughead Jones is a werewolf) and Vampironica (where Veronica Lodge is a… well, you can probably guess).
Later this month, the lupin Jughead and Vampironica will face off in the five-issue miniseries Jughead: The Hunger Vs. Vampironica, from the mad genius that is Frank Tieri. Check out the preview of the first issue below, which makes the days of Archie crossing over with the Punisher seem almost quaint.
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1 (of 5)
In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can’t be good for poor ol’ Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much...
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, John McCrea, Dan Panosian
On Sale Date: 4/24
32-page, full color comic
Jughead: The Hunger Vs. Vampironica #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on April 24.