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Preview: Blossoms 666

BLOSSOMS 666 (TP)

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
978-1-68255-797-6
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/16

Cheryl and Jason Blossom are a pair of seemingly normal kids in Riverdale. They’re wealthy, popular and likeable–but they also harbor a deep, dark secret–one of the Blossom Twins is the Anti-Christ. Both want the title, and no one in Riverdale is safe. Collects BLOSSOMS: 666 issues #1-5.

BLOSSOMS 666 (TP)

Preview: Blossoms 666 #5

BLOSSOMS 666 #5 (OF 5)

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Adam Gorham, Pat Zircher
On Sale Date: 7/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

This is it! Who will reign as the true Anti-Christ—Cheryl, Jason or their mysterious brother Julian? And what will become of Riverdale once darkness takes over? Find out in this shocking and jaw-dropping finale of BLOSSOMS 666!

BLOSSOMS 666 #5 (OF 5)

Preview: Blossoms 666 #4

BLOSSOMS 666 #4

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier, Erica Henderson
On Sale Date: 5/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A mysterious stranger has appeared in Riverdale, and he has designs on the infernal crown of the Anti-Christ! But Cheryl and Jason are not sitting idly by while someone steals their birthright! The twins have put aside their differences in order to take down this pretender to the throne!

BLOSSOMS 666 #4

There’s a new challenger to the demonic throne in this early preview of Blossoms 666 #4!

BLOSSOMS 666 #4 (of 5)

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier, Erica Henderson
On Sale Date: 5/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A mysterious stranger has appeared in Riverdale, and he has designs on the infernal crown of the Anti-Christ! But Cheryl and Jason are not sitting idly by while someone steals their birthright! The twins have put aside their differences in order to take down this pretender to the throne!

BLOSSOMS 666 #4

Review: Blossoms 666 #1

Blossoms 666 #1

When it comes to teens and supernatural stories there’s few films that are much better than The Craft. The movie was more than ahead of its time in terms of characterization. The themes it dealt with and how it portrayed teens overall stands out. I was around the same age as the characters in the movie and was tired of seeing the tropes of the John Hughes era being recycled.  So, when I when watched the film, I joined in the collective sigh of finally seeing something close to what the high school experience had been for most of us.

Fast forward to today. Some of those same lessons learned from the movie have been used in today’s portrayal of teens. Many echoes from the film can be seen in shows like Pretty Little Liars and the Archie Comics based Riverdale. Both shows, even though they did not employ any genre themes, have inklings bubbling underneath. In the debut issue of Blossoms 666, we find two classic Archie characters taking a horror turn.

We are reintroduced to Cheryl and Jason Blossom, a pair of wealthy kids living in Riverdale, the same town as Archie and Jughead, and who is throwing a party where everyone from school is invited. Although everything seems normal, these two harbor some duplicitous intentions. As the siblings force a game of truth or dare, one where they to get the gang to do evil deeds to each other. By issue’s end, Cheryl pushes Dilton to exact revenge on Reggie for all the evil that he does.

Overall, an excellent beginning to an alternate take on an already established world. The story by Cullen Bunn is captivating and smart. The art by Laura Braga is beautiful. Altogether, another stalwart book added to the stellar pantheon of horror comics that Archie Comics has set a new standard to.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Laura Braga
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Blossoms 666 #3

BLOSSOMS 666 #3

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Marguerite Sauvage, Matthew Taylor
On Sale Date: 4/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition—and the reward—himself!

BLOSSOMS 666 #3

Cheryl and Jason face an impossible challenge in this advance preview of Blossoms 666 #3!

BLOSSOMS 666 #3 (of 5)

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Marguerite Sauvage, Matthew Taylor
On Sale Date: 4/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition—and the reward—himself!

BLOSSOMS 666 #3 (of 5)

Preview: Blossoms 666 #2

BLOSSOMS 666 #2

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Audrey Mok, Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 3/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Taking sibling rivalry to its most infernal limits, the Blossom twins enter into a sinister competition to prove themselves worthy of the throne of Hell. While Betty Cooper is starting to realize what they are up to, making herself a target, a mysterious stranger wanders into town, bringing with him a revelation that will turn Cheryl and Jason’s world upside down.

BLOSSOMS 666 #2

Cheryl and Jason square off in this advance preview of Blossoms 666 #2!

BLOSSOMS 666 #2 (of 5)

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Audrey Mok, Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 3/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Taking sibling rivalry to its most infernal limits, the Blossom twins enter into a sinister competition to prove themselves worthy of the throne of Hell. While Betty Cooper is starting to realize what they are up to, making herself a target, a mysterious stranger wanders into town, bringing with him a revelation that will turn Cheryl and Jason’s world upside down.

BLOSSOMS 666 #2 (of 5)

Blossoms 666 #1 Sells Out and Gets a New Printing with a Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The debut issue of the newest hit Archie Horror series Blossoms 666 has sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors and is going back to print with an all new cover by Francesco Francavilla!

Readers and comic shops have been buzzing about Blossoms 666 #1 which provides a dark and twisted take on Riverdale’s rich socialites Cheryl and Jason Blossom by writer Cullen Bunn, artist Laura Braga, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli.

Second Printing of the sold out first issue! Cheryl and Jason Blossom are a pair of seemingly normal kids in Riverdale. They’re wealthy, popular and likeable-but they also harbor a deep, dark secret-one of the Blossom Twins is the Anti-Christ. Both want the title, and no one in Riverdale is safe. For TEEN+ Readers

Though the first printing has sold out at the distributor level, copies may still be available at your local comic shop.

If you missed the first printing or just want another piece of gorgeous Francavilla art for your collection, you can grab the second printing of
Blossoms 666 #1 in comic shops on March 6th, the same day as issue #2!

Blossoms 666 #1 2nd printing Francesco Francavilla cover
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