Archie Comics & Dark Horse Comics Announce Archie vs. Predator 2

Started by Corporal Hicks, Apr 02, 2019, 09:35:35 PM

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Archie Comics & Dark Horse Comics Announce Archie vs. Predator 2 (Read 4,256 times)

Xiggz456


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Darwinsgirl



Issue 1 comes out tomorrow.

SuperiorIronman

Didn't feel like we needed a spoiler thread but in the sea of Alien content (Fox knows it has other franchises right?) the issue was a solid B+.

It's not perfect but it's only a few minor points that drop it but it's not bad. It is also a sequel but I'm not sure why it needed to be just yet since they could've just done it and got a new group for the body count. It's not going to make it unreadable, it just seems odd they even went in that direction.

Also why is everybody the Assassin when it's explicitly a one off? Shouldn't they all be referencing Fugitive?

Corporal Hicks

Feel free to mention specifics, just do it using the spoiler tag so people can choose to look at it. It's the little nuclear logo when replying.

SuperiorIronman

While I got a bit of time I'll just post some spoilers for those interested. Still a B+.

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For those curious, it is indeed a sequel to Archie Versus Predator. It picks up a short while after the events of the first series with the Predator of that story having been converted into the new Archie (he still acts like the Predator of that series though and still speaks as he did in emojis). They all try to leave but there's a joke about the Mark Waid Archie book with it leaving them wondering if they're cancelled and given the original was a limited series I'm not sure how that makes sense..., or is Predator supposed to be canon to Archie? Granted some of the show's cast want Predator on Riverdale and I don't blame them but that's besides the point.

Eventually they end up in reboot Riverdale with a brand new cast to kill off and Dilton (I think?) has a Predator mask which somehow gets the attention of the other Predators. I'm not sure if it's native to this continuity or if it's supposed to belong to PredArchie but considering they comment about PredArchie not wanting to go home and the others find out through the helmet, it seems he doesn't want these guys to know he's here. It's also mentioned that PredArchie's transformation is temporary and that he'll eventually turn back into his normal self

Overall a lot of this is setup but considering that we have a fresh new Riverdale cast (including an Archie, Betty, and Veronica) I feel like this could've been it's own thing. But then again it is the first issue and it's setting the stage so I'm not as worried about it. As an aside, PredArchie is also indifferent towards "cancellation" which is somewhat funny considering despite The Predator's reception the franchise got this, two video games coming, and a series of toys. I can understand why he'd feel indifferent towards it. There's also a oke about the other Betty mistaking the Predator helmet for a Phasma mask. I'm not 100% sure if that's a joke about Disney owning Fox so they can make that joke now but I like it. All the other Predators however are modeled on the Assassin Predator, they just walk plantigrade and some have helmets. I feel like they should be modeled more on Fugitive considering Assassin was a one off. However as much of a distraction as it is, it's fine.
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The Kurgan

I know it's "just" Archie vs Predator, but

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I sure hope the Assassin does not become the blueprint for our favorite space hunter in the future.
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Xiggz456

Quote from: SuperiorIronman on Jul 24, 2019, 02:32:45 PM
While I got a bit of time I'll just post some spoilers for those interested. Still a B+.

Spoiler
For those curious, it is indeed a sequel to Archie Versus Predator. It picks up a short while after the events of the first series with the Predator of that story having been converted into the new Archie (he still acts like the Predator of that series though and still speaks as he did in emojis). They all try to leave but there's a joke about the Mark Waid Archie book with it leaving them wondering if they're cancelled and given the original was a limited series I'm not sure how that makes sense..., or is Predator supposed to be canon to Archie? Granted some of the show's cast want Predator on Riverdale and I don't blame them but that's besides the point.

Eventually they end up in reboot Riverdale with a brand new cast to kill off and Dilton (I think?) has a Predator mask which somehow gets the attention of the other Predators. I'm not sure if it's native to this continuity or if it's supposed to belong to PredArchie but considering they comment about PredArchie not wanting to go home and the others find out through the helmet, it seems he doesn't want these guys to know he's here. It's also mentioned that PredArchie's transformation is temporary and that he'll eventually turn back into his normal self

Overall a lot of this is setup but considering that we have a fresh new Riverdale cast (including an Archie, Betty, and Veronica) I feel like this could've been it's own thing. But then again it is the first issue and it's setting the stage so I'm not as worried about it. As an aside, PredArchie is also indifferent towards "cancellation" which is somewhat funny considering despite The Predator's reception the franchise got this, two video games coming, and a series of toys. I can understand why he'd feel indifferent towards it. There's also a oke about the other Betty mistaking the Predator helmet for a Phasma mask. I'm not 100% sure if that's a joke about Disney owning Fox so they can make that joke now but I like it. All the other Predators however are modeled on the Assassin Predator, they just walk plantigrade and some have helmets. I feel like they should be modeled more on Fugitive considering Assassin was a one off. However as much of a distraction as it is, it's fine.
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I definitely laughed when Dilton pulled out the Predator mask and Betty asked if he was going as Captain Phasma lol!
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Quote from: The Kurgan on Jul 24, 2019, 02:56:22 PM
I know it's "just" Archie vs Predator, but

Spoiler
I sure hope the Assassin does not become the blueprint for our favorite space hunter in the future.
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Pretty sure they're just poking fun at "The Predator" so don't worry.

Corporal Hicks


Wweyland

Did anyone get the first series in TPB format? Or is it not released yet?

Corporal Hicks

It's not out until this Wednesday, I don't think.

SuperiorIronman

Quote from: Wweyland on Aug 19, 2019, 09:33:00 AM
Did anyone get the first series in TPB format? Or is it not released yet?

I got it.
I happened to be walking through my (semi) local comic shop and it was displayed on the rack proudly. I asked about the physical issues of Archie Versus Predator and it turns out they don't have any outside the single trade left of the first one. Curious about it I looked to Comichron for how well it's doing and it's estimated to be about 17,000 units (not counting digital sales but it can't be that much higher). Sure that's for the first issue and there will be a slump as it goes on, but that doesn't seem bad for Darkhorse especially seeing as it's a mini. It's one of the top selling Darkhorse titles for the month according to the site just beaten out by another Darkhorse crossover with DC.

Xiggz456

Ya 17,000 is pretty high. Most Aliens and Predator comics sell between 10,000-15,000 copies per issue.

SpaceKase

SpaceKase

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Quote from: SM on Apr 04, 2019, 11:15:07 PM
He da king of Queen Archie's world.

Um, also, just for the record, Archie is not f**king Mr. Weatherbee!

Xiggz456

Issue 2 was a hoot. Robert Hack does a great job drawing predators. The hyper violence mixed with the campy dialogue keeps me laughing throughout. Really enjoying this one.

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