Archie Andrews has had an interesting couple of years. Last year he died taking a bullet for a gay Navy SEAL. Not kidding. Now he's being hunted by the Predator.
Today marks the release of the covers, io9 reports, and holy mackerel are they amazing.
Francisco Francavilla, who did the art for "Afterlife with Archie," turned in this masterpiece, showing Archie chest-deep in a muddy stream with an improvised spear, looking every bit the match for the invisible alien.
The variant cover finds Eric Powell to blame. After years toiling away at the comic series "The Goon" he's provided us with this image of the Predator holding aloft the severed head of Jughead.
We can only assume he died a hero's death...after taking a goodly bite out of his hamburger.
The official details for the Archie/Dark Horse comic are as follows:
"HE'S IN RIVERDALE WITH A FEW DAYS TO KILL!
"Archie vs. Predator #1 (of 4)
"Alex de Campi (W), Fernando Ruiz (P/Cover), Rich Koslowski (I), Jason Millet (C), Eric Powell (Variant cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)
"On sale Apr 15
"FC, 32 pages
"America's favorite teen meets the galaxy's fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they're in danger before it claims them all?
"The wildest Archie crossover ever (and that's saying something)!
"From Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, My Little Pony)
"Variant covers by Eric Powell (The Goon) and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)!"