This October, beware the full moon! Archie Comics will return to horror just in time for Halloween with a new ongoing series titled Jughead: The Hunger. Death of Archie artists Pat and Tim Kennedy will join Wolverine scribe Frank Tieri for the new comic.
The new series will spin out of Tieri and Michael Walsh’s Jughead: The Hunger one-shot, which hit shelves back in March. Colorist Matt Herms and letterer Jack Morelli will also contribute to the series. Jughead: The Hunger will join Archie Comics’ lauded line of horror comics, which includes titles like Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
According to the official series synopsis,
During the full moon, Riverdale falls under siege. After discovering his dark lineage in March’s JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT by Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh, Jughead Jones struggles to put his past behind him with Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter and Archie Andrews hot on his trail!
“We purposely left the door open with the one shot, we told you if you made Jughead: The Hunger a hit we’d make more — and since you more than held up your end of the bargain — here we are,” Tieri said in a statement. “Fans can expect more of everything they loved about the one shot now as we expand our universe — more werewolf Juggie, more bad ass Betty, more conflicted Archie and more twists and turns than you can shake a severed arm at.”
As to the artists’ work on the series, Tieri added, “They’re doing a great job, capturing the look and feel of the original as much as possible while still bringing their unique style to the table.”
Jughead: The Hunger #1 goes on sale October 27, with covers by Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack and Michael Walsh.
You can check out several covers, preview art and the solicitation for Jughead: The Hunger below.
JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1
BRAND NEW SERIES! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Covers: Robert Hack, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 10/25
32-page, full color comic
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