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Preview: Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #2

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #2

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Maria Sanapo
covers: Fay Dalton (A), Robert Hack (B), Laura Braga (C), Dan Parent (D), Cat Staggs (E)
Dan Parent (RI-B/W), Laura Braga (RI-B/W), Laura Braga (RI-Virgin), Dan Parent (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The body count increases, and the mystery deepens as Vampirella and Red Sonja investigate the deaths plaguing Riverdale High. Turns out American high school life is as mysterious and perplexing as the murders themselves! Meanwhile Betty and Veronica have troubles of their own when they butt heads with the editor of the school newspaper over their investigative news coverage. Is there a coverup afoot?

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #2

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

Preview: Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Maria Sanapo
covers: Fay Dalton (A), Francesco Francavilla (B), Robert Hack (C), Paulina Ganucheau (D), Laura Braga (E), Dan Parent (F), Cosplay (G)
Dan Parent (RI-B/W), Laura Braga (RI-B/W), Paulina Ganucheau (RI-Virgin), Robert Hack (RI-Virgin), Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Mystery, murder, and mayhem descends on Riverdale as four of your favorite comic book women meet for the first time. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town where things always seem to happen… There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer.

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1

Preview: Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #3

Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #3

writer: Leah Williams
artist: Germán García
covers: Laura Braga (A), Zach Hsieh (B), Julius Ohta (C), Germán García (D), Cosplay Cover (E)
Maria Sanapo “Seduction” (RI), Germán García (RI-Virg), Laura Braga (RI-B/W), Zach Hsieh (RI-B/W), Maria Sanapo (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Barbarella and Dejah Thoris make their way across the vast, endless waters of the mysterious water planet they find themselves marooned on. But after encountering all manner of never-before-seen creatures, they find there’s not one but two dominant species here…and they’re at war! And if that isn’t enough to rattle our heroes, the discovery of just what planet they’re on surely will!

Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #3

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

The Women of Dynamite Meet the Women of Riverdale

Dynamite Entertainment is delivering one of the most unexpected and exciting crossover of the year…Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica

Dynamite’s first ever crossover with Archie Comics could not be any bigger. The flagship Women of Dynamite come face to face with Riverdale’s leading ladies to solve a string of paranormal, unsolved murders. When Drakulon and Hyrkania drop off their famous vampire hunter and sword-wielding barbarian into the small, sleepy town something is surely afoot.

Amy Chu returns to the fiery-haired She-Devil to write even more of a fish out of water tale than her fan favorite Worlds Away arc. Joining her on the art side is Maria Laura Sanapo who just drew theVampirella Valentine’s Day Special. Together these two women will chronicle the incomparable charm of their four leading ladies.

Fay Dalton kicks things off with her painterly style perfectly accentuating the crimson mane of Sonja and the teenage pep of the Riverdale girls in the locker room. Also represented are Archie Horror legends Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, and Laura Braga. Paulina Ganucheau brings her always adorable style with a cover featuring fashionable reinterpretations for Red Sonja and Vampirella’s timeless costumes. Dynamite continues its tradition of fun cosplay covers with women portraying the four heroines for this series. Last but certainly not least, no series starring the Archie characters would be complete without a contribution from the legendary Dan Parent, who has written and drawn everyone’s favorite teens for over 30 years!

Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica
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