While New York Comic Con 2014 is flying light on theatrical fare, with its big pull being the Disney presentation featuring Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland held yesterday, there is still some fun to be had for movie fans on the comic book side of things. In an unexpected and exciting move, Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics announced that they are teaming up for the ultimate crossover miniseries: Archie Meets Predator!
In the recent past, Archie has faced off against the rock band Kiss, Marvel's the Punisher, and most frightening of all, marriage. But he's never been hunted like this! Archie and his friends will square off with the angry alien in a 4-part comic book series this Spring.
Archie and Dark Horse put out this joint statement:
Writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) joins artist Fernando Ruiz, so things are going to get wild quickly.
Said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater:
"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. 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 and friends hit Costa Rica for spring break, where party and beach games soon get 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?
Writer Alex de Campi says she signed on because the idea is "completely insane":
"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. 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."
Archie Meets Predator doesn't have a firm release date, but it will be available in a comic shop near you Spring 2015. Can a movie adaptation be too far behind?