No camper is safe in Archie’s haunted summer!
Three terrifying tales will chill Riverdale’s warm summer nights this June in Chilling Adventures Presents… Camp Pickens, an all-new one-shot from the Archie Horror imprint of Archie Comics.
Camp Pickens kicks off with “Bug Juice,” a frame story by writer Jordan Morris and artist Diana Camero, in which Jughead Jones leads a group of campers on a quest to find a mysterious drink that counselors think will ward off evil and misfortune . . . which Camp Pickens requires because it is ridiculously haunted. As they go deeper into the woods and use all their camp skills to make it through the night, they learn more about the camp’s monstrous past.
That past is revealed in “The Curse of Camp Pickens,” a tale of ghostly menace through the ages by writer Blake Howard and artist Carola Borelli, and the slasher send-up “Down and Out and Death Cursed” by writer Tim Seeley and artist Mike Norton.
Camp Pickens has always been the go-to summer destination for the younger residents of Riverdale. It’s a rite of passage for the teen residents to hold the coveted camp counselor positions. However, Camp Pickens’ mysterious past shrouds a deep, dark secret: it’s cursed, and this summer all of its campers are going to find out the hard way in this one-shot anthology that’s equal parts Sleepaway Camp and American Horror Story: 1984, reuniting the team behind the mega-hit comic series Revival.
Camp Pickens, with an open-to-order variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, colors by Matt Herms, and lettering by Jack Morelli, releases June 21 in comic shops nationwide.