Archie vs. Predator II #1

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Robert Hack Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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Betty, Veronica, and Predator-Archie have been left in the wreckage of their town, all their friends dead. Normally, they'd just go down Memory Lane and get home again where everything's okay, but that's no longer an option. It isn't until they find an undamaged car and drive it down a different road where they can finally return to Riverdale-but their hometown feels different. And it's made even more bizarre when they come face-to-face with a few people they'd never expect: themselves. Only different, newer versions. Little do they know, Predators on Mars are watching them-planning their next attack.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 16, 2020

    Humor, horror, and genuine character growth are all rolled up into one bizarre package I never wouldve believed could work. But it so does. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 24, 2019

    While I'm not reading all the different books that are being produced out of the Archie Comics world with the new imaginings, there are a bunch referenced here that are fun and this one itself is just a delight. The setup is solid and I really like de Campi's take on the characters and how they handle this situation. I'm eager to see where she's going to go with it and what the incoming group of both Predators and Riverdalians are all about. The big win for me was just getting a whole new book of Robert Hack artwork with beautiful colors from Kelly Fitzpatrick to enjoy. I'm going to enjoy the story but the artwork here is going to take it to a whole other level and I can't wait to see what this team has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Jul 24, 2019

    Archie Vs Predator II is some very sophisticated stuff, what with the concepts of what is reality vs. fiction and alternate universes. It's great for fans of DC's Crisis books or Robert Heinlein or Pink Floyd. But if you are expecting a bloody sci-fi dangerous game between Dark Horse's Predator and the teens of Archie Comics, you'll have to wait until next issue. While the prospect of that conflict has gotten me ready for more, I'm disappointed that for the cover price we don't get any Predator kills in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jul 31, 2019

    Archie vs. Predator II (2019-) #1 could have been the same story as the first Archie vs. Predator, but instead, it embraces more of the strange and supernatural elements that Archie Comics have. An interesting start to the story and fantastic art make this worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 24, 2019

    Archie vs. Predator II #1 delivers what might have seemed impossible, a rewarding sequel to a story that slaughtered its core cast and setting. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 18, 2019

    If you were a fan of volume 1 ofArchie vs Predator, volume 2 offers something distinctly different yet maintains the high enjoyment factor of the original. If you haven't read volume yet, what are you waiting for? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Jul 16, 2019

    If readers enjoyed the first series, they'll find sufficiently familiar threads with which to chart a new narrative labyrinth. The styling of several components, including overall tone, differs. There's no question Archie vs. Predator 2 is going to stand apart from what came before, and that's better than a warmed leftovers rehash. It's not more of the same, but whether it will be enough of the same with fresh-tastic side dishes is the question. It's smart, the pacing is steady, and its sense of horrific humor endures. That's not a bad beginning for a title such as this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 25, 2019

    If you can remember the first clash between the Riverdale redhead and ol' Crab-Face, Archie vs. Predator II #1 is an imaginative and atmospheric read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Graphic Policy Team Jul 24, 2019

    Archie vs Predator 2 #1 is an interesting continuation of the first go-around but too many references to what happened without enough explanation hamper the enjoyment for new readers. Still, the ending of the first issue indicates that may not be as much of a problem in future issues, it's just a question if you can get through this first one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Jul 25, 2019

    Archie vs. Predator 2 #1 turns the volume down on the absurdity and has a few art issues, but achieves its goal of opening what should be an entertaining second arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Impulse Gamer - Dan Lix Jul 10, 2019

    While I enjoyed the first Archie vs Predator series immensely, and I also liked Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, I couldn't get into this book. It didn't contain the same essence as the original series. There's a shift towards 'dark and gritty' in the comic book world these days. While it can sometimes work, as is the case for Sabrina, I feel like it's just out of place in a series that used to be more about campy parody. If you're a huge fan of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, maybe give it a go. If you're expecting more like the original Archie vs Predator, you might be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 26, 2019

    A major misfire as the humor is lost in realistic visuals and colors that are too dark. If one doesn't have a lot of knowledge of recent Archie titles this could also impede one's enjoyment. I really wanted to like this series — I LOVED the first one, but the realism of the visuals is killing the joy. I might return for another issue, but my expectations are considerably lowered. Read Full Review

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