Archie Andrews has faced KISS, the Punisher, marriage, death, and high school drama, but he's never faced anything like what's coming.
In a joint announcement, Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics announced today a crossover between two of the publisher's top franchises in Archie Meets Predator. This four-issue crossover is to be written by Alex de Campi with art by classic Archei artist Fernando Ruiz, and will reportedly follow Archie and the gang as they head to Costa Rica for spring break and find themselves hunted by a Predator.
“In the grand tradition of Archie Meets The Punisher and Archie Meets KISS, we’re unbelievably excited to partner with Dark Horse to show what happens when the Predator comes to Riverdale,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a press release. “It’s going to be a surprising, energetic, and must-read series, and we’re so glad Alex de Campi and Fernando Ruiz are joining forces to tell this off-the-wall story.”
Archie Meets Predator is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2015, and in an interview with USA Today's Brian Truitt, de Campi says that this idea being "completely insane" is what led her to signing up to write it.
"Let's take this gentle, beloved, classic teen cast and hunt them down and slaughter them one by one. Seriously, if you wouldn't jump at the chance to write something like this, you need your head examined," the writer stated. "I'll be putting in little easter eggs from the film throughout the story — still working out a situation in which it would be feasible for an Archie character to say, 'I'm a goddamn sexual tyrannosaur,' though. Sounds like possibly a Reggie line."