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Predators attack on Halloween in this early preview of Archie vs. Predator 2 #3!

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #3 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Laura Braga, Phil Hester, Jamal Igle, Sandy Jarrell, Pat & Tim Kennedy
On Sale Date: 10/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale High is on lockdown while a group of new Predators and Predadogs menace the halls during the Halloween Dance. They’re on the search for Archie-Predator and they don’t care who stands in their way. It’s up to Archie and his pals (both new and old) to stand up to this terrifying threat—but do they have what it takes?

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #3 (of 5)

Preview: Archie vs. Predator 2 #2 (of 5)

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Bill Galvan, Rebekah Isaacs, Greg Smallwood, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 9/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Our trios (new and old) are getting to know each other better—like Classic Betty and Veronica discovering that the newer versions of themselves actually AREN’T both trying to win over Archie’s affections. There’s a lot to take in in this brave, new world, but they’ve got a more pressing issue to deal with: Predator-Archie is quickly turning back into a Predator, and time is running out. Fortunately, the Riverdale Halloween Dance may be just the cover the gang(s) need.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Teens of two worlds unite in this early preview of Archie Vs. Predator 2 #2!

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Bill Galvan, Rebekah Isaacs, Greg Smallwood, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 8/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Our trios (new and old) are getting to know each other better—like Classic Betty and Veronica discovering that the newer versions of themselves actually AREN’T both trying to win over Archie’s affections. There’s a lot to take in in this brave, new world, but they’ve got a more pressing issue to deal with: Predator-Archie is quickly turning back into a Predator, and time is running out. Fortunately, the Riverdale Halloween Dance may be just the cover the gang(s) need.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Review: Archie vs Predator 2 #1

Archie vs. Predator 2 #1

Archie vs Predator 2 #1 feels like it picks up directly from the first miniseries which ran back in 2015. The time-lapse between the two doesn’t help. The first issue leaves you in the lurch with what happened and what the surviving characters are talking about.

Written by Alex de Campi, who wrote the original crossover, the first issue’s an interesting set up. It unfortunately relies a bit too much on the first volume. The previous volume had the Predator being changed into an Archie lookalike. Without that knowledge, the jokes are a bit over a new reader’s head and the story itself a little confusing. Then there’s discussion about it being a story and being “canceled.” It all feels meta and a bit too insider. There’s something there but it feels like a continuation of what happened previously. That’s opposed to a new volume anyone can pick up and read.

Still, de Campi leaves the issue in a particularly interesting spot in with an ending that has me intrigued as to where this volume is going. Unfortunately what’s presented will be more interesting to those who have read the previous volume.

The art by Robert Hack is a draw mixing in Archie’s classic look with death and destruction. What stands out is the Predator/Archie and the amount of “physical” humor presented. The lack of verbal communication forces Predator/Archie to rely on symbols (props to letterer Jack Morelli) and physical movement to get the point across. Kelly Fitzpatrick‘s color to mixes in the classic Archie feel with a more gritty world.

Archie vs Predator 2 #1 is an interesting continuation of the first go-around but too many references to what happened without enough explanation hamper the enjoyment for new readers. Still, the ending of the first issue indicates that may not be as much of a problem in future issues, it’s just a question if you can get through this first one.

Story: Alex de Campi Art: Robert Hack
Color: Kelly Fitzpatrick Letterer: Jack Morelli
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Archie vs. Predator 2 #1 (of 5)

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #1 (OF 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Rick Burchett, Derek Charm, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Parent, Billy Tucci
On Sale Date: 7/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Betty, Veronica, and Predator-Archie have been left in the wreckage of their town, all their friends dead. Normally, they’d just go down Memory Lane and get home again where everything’s okay, but that’s no longer an option. It isn’t until they find an undamaged car and drive it down a different road where they can finally return to Riverdale—but their hometown feels different. And it’s made even more bizarre when they come face-to-face with a few people they’d never expect: themselves. Only different, newer versions. Little do they know, Predators on Mars are watching them—planning their next attack.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #1

Survivors strike back in this early preview of Archie vs. Predator 2 #1!

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #1 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Rick Burchett, Derek Charm, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Parent, Billy Tucci
On Sale Date: 7/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Betty, Veronica, and Predator-Archie have been left in the wreckage of their town, all their friends dead. Normally, they’d just go down Memory Lane and get home again where everything’s okay, but that’s no longer an option. It isn’t until they find an undamaged car and drive it down a different road where they can finally return to Riverdale—but their hometown feels different. And it’s made even more bizarre when they come face-to-face with a few people they’d never expect: themselves. Only different, newer versions. Little do they know, Predators on Mars are watching them—planning their next attack.

Comicker Press Announces Shots Fired, a Charity Comics Anthology

Comicker Press logo

Comicker Press is back with Shots Fired, a revamped version of the comics anthology formerly known as Every Day. As with its previous iteration, Shots Fired will raise funds for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Community Justice Reform Coalition to help end gun violence in America via a Kickstarter campaign that will pay for printing and shipping of the comics anthology. Once printed, all proceeds from additional book sales will go directly to the CSGV and CJRC.

Comicker Press co-founder Sean E. Williams said,

Since Kickstarter campaigns are all-or-nothing, when it became apparent that our last one wasn’t going to reach its goal, we decided to regroup and try again as quickly as possible. This issue is too important to not do this book, and the stories the creators are telling are truly unparalleled and need to be read.

With the upcoming 28-day campaign for Shots Fired, Comicker Press has capped the size of the book to around 168 pages and is limiting shipping to the United States to keep the budget down. They are also adding a Kickstarter Exclusive limited-edition hardcover, which won’t be made available after the campaign.

The talent donating their time to Shots Fired include Scott Snyder, Kelly Thompson, David Lafuente, Phil Hester, Ariela Kristantina, Jamal Igle, Devin Grayson, Joe Keatinge, Doselle Young, Marguerite Sauvage, Ron Marz, Stuart Moore, Shannon Wheeler, Steven Grant, Roger Langridge, Matt Miner, Ray Fawkes, CW Cooke, Alex de Campi, Carla Speed McNeil, Kelly Williams, Emma Beeby, and more.

The Shots Fired campaign launches on Kickstarter on June 18th, and runs through July 16th.

The 24 Panels Anthology Features, Alan Moore, Kieron Gillen, and More to Benefit the Grenfell Fire Survivors

Image Comics has announced the forthcoming 24 Panels Anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling creator Kieron Gillen with co-editor Steve Thompson, and featuring work from some of the most celebrated storytellers and artists in the industry. The charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire.

In June 2017, the Grenfell fire killed 72 people in a 24-story tower block in West London. 24 Panels is an anthology comic to support the PTSD needs of the survivors. The 24 Panels Anthology will be comprised of 24 stories, each no longer than 24 panels. Half drawn from professional creators who volunteered their time and half drawn from open submissions, 24 PANELS is about community, hope, and (most of all) raising as much money as possible.

Al Ewing, Alan Moore, Alex de Campi, Antony Johnston, Caspar Wijngaard, Dan Watters, Dilraj Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Gavin Mitchell, Laurie Penny, Leigh Alexander, Lizz Lunney, Melinda Gebbie, Paul Cornell, Rachael Smith, Ram V, Robin Hoelzemann, Rosy Higgins, Sara Kenney, Sarah Gordon, Ted Brandt, Tom Humberstone, Tula Lotay, and more will contribute to 24 Panels.

24 Panels (Diamond Code SEP180079, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1126-8) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 21st. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, October 8th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 27th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Review: Bad Girls

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new graphic novel from Gallery 13 set during the Cuban Revolution, Bad Girls!

Bad Girls is by Alex de Campi and Victor Santos.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores July 17th. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Twisted Romance: Valentine’s Day special with Alex de Campi, Alejandra Gutierrez, Katie Skelly & Trungels. Listen on Demand

Critically acclaimed writer Alex de Campi teams up with some of comics’ most distinctive talent to create tales of love gone wrong, right, and everywhere in between. A new issue of Twisted Romance is released by Image Comics each week in February.

Joining us on the podcast:

Alex de Campi: an Eisner nominated writer for her graphic novel Smoke and beloved by GP for her series like GrindhouseMaydayNo Mercy, and Archie Vs the Predator.

Alejandra Gutierrez: a “human” woman from Colombia who makes comics, usually sexy ones, sometimes sad ones, and sometimes both. Her page with Emma Houxbois in the Eisner winning Love is Love anthology is Elana’s favorite.

Katie Skelly: an award winning cartoonist whose work includes My Pretty VampireNurse NurseOperation Margarine, and Agent 8 for Slutist.com.

Trungles (Trung Le Nguyen): a comic book artist and illustrator whose work includes Adventure Time: Marshall Lee Spectacular, the highly adult coloring book Fauns and Flora, and Beauties in Fresh Romance.

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