Jughead: The Hunger #1
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Jughead: The Hunger #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 6
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BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite... but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.  
Script: Frank Tieri  Art:  Michael Walsh
CVR A Reg: Michael Walsh  CVR B Var:  Francesco Francavilla CVR C Var:  Robert Hack

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Mar 11, 2017

    Jughead the hunger reminds readers why Archie comics has a horror line and why it's so good. Frank, Michael and Dee do an amazing Job and it's a shame this is a one-shot as I'd love to see more from this team on this title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 19, 2017

    Jughead: The Hunger works werewolf lore so seamlessly into the Archie universe that you'd think it's been there since the beginning. Although this is a one-shot, I would love to see more from this world. This is an expertly crafted horror comic with a terrifying, well-paced story coupled with jaw-dropping artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 30, 2017

    Can the Archie Horror line sustain another ongoing? Undoubtedly. And if the quality behind this special is any indication, Tieri and Walsh are the team to bring Jughead back into the moonlight again. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Mar 7, 2017

    This is a definite must read, and another great example of how malleable the Archie property can be in the right hands. We need more of the Archie Horror books! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 7, 2017

    In certain ways, it feels like a shrewd move on Archie's part to keep Jughead: The Hunger as a one-shot, just to keep this fun premise from overstaying its welcome - and to be fair, if it keeps production values this high, it's an approach some other comic books might wish to emulate. Without the constraints or expectations surrounding an ongoing or even a miniseries, Tieri and Walsh are able to cut to the chase with this deliciously subversive concept, making Jughead: The Hunger a truly satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Mar 30, 2017

    One of the best single issues in an already impressive line of comics from Archie. Horror fans, comics fans, fans of great storytelling: check this out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 30, 2017

    In Jughead: The Hunger#1, Frank Tieri, Michael Walsh, and Dee Cunniffe exaggerate Jughead Jones' defining characteristic and turns it into something horrifying. Without his humanity and sense of humor, he's just a creature of pure appetite and id and makes for a great villain in a horror story. And Walsh takes Jughead'seating habits, which usually a cute, running gag and turns it to something disgusting as Reggie remarks early on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TalkNerdy2Me Mar 29, 2017

    I've always been a fan of Jughead as the "weird kid" in Riverdale, and I extra-super enjoy him as the focal point of any horrific exposure of Archie Comics' soft, creepy underbelly. It would certainly not break my heart to see more of Jughead on the run, with a Buffy-esque Betty Cooper hot on his heels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Oct 25, 2017

    Ive been a fan of the Archie horror comics and this is no exception. I think this first issue does a good job establishing the plot and Im excited to see what lies in story in the upcoming issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 30, 2017

    Jughead: The Hungeris a howling good time (sorry, had to do that). With great pacing, twist and turns along with some beautiful art this is a fantastic one-shot story from beginning to end. It is almost sad that this is only a one-shot with all the great stuff in this issue I could definitely could have seen this stretched out into another issue or two. That being said it works very well as a single story that has a great beginning, middle and an ending that leaves the door open for the reader's mind to wander. The horror line of Archie Comics continues to impress and this is another entry readers are not going to want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geekery Magazine - Chelsea Stanford Oct 26, 2017

    Join Jughead on his dark path, and find out what comes next for our friend. There's chains and mysterious cousins that can kick your butt; who wants to miss out on that?! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 25, 2017

    Archie has another solid horror comic addition to their line-up. The comic is a concept that seems like it wouldn't work but the comic not only does but exceeds expectations. Much like Afterlife with Archie, it's a different spin on classic characters and one that twists them in a way that not only shows a love of the original material but also delivers a fun and entertaining new read and experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Ashley Wertz Oct 18, 2017

    JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1 is an intense start to a chilling new series. The art is creepy, the stakes are high, and nobody in Riverdale is safe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 30, 2017

    As creepy as it is fun, this is one one-shot that will leave you hungry for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Mar 29, 2017

    If that doesn't peak your interest this entertaining tale I don't know what will. The story was a quick read; the art was VERY creepy and moody; all helping set the perfect stage for a book that would be great to read on Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 30, 2017

    What Tieri and Walsh have done with 'Jughead: The Hunger" is auditioned for an ongoing or limited series whether they know it or not. I want more. I want more Jughead horror stories as he travels the country like Bruce Banner did on TV's "The Incredible Hulk."As a one-shot, this is a solid story with some surprising devilish twists. It's a nice appetizer to hold us until "Afterlife with Archie" returns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 30, 2017

    Fingers crossed we get another chance to revisit the world of Jughead: The Hunger again down the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Oct 26, 2017

    Jughead: The Hunger's pacing was stronger in the one-shot, but the ongoing's premiere issue still introduces enough fun and daring elements to get me excited to dive deeper into this world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Apr 6, 2017

    Horror fans and Archie fans alike are going to love this one-shot. I've never read another Archie comic like it, and was sincerely bummed that it was just a one-shot. Archie is getting a lot bolder with its comic books and storylines, and this is no exception. For a great and horrifying read, look no further! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 26, 2017

    Ultimately though, while its a solid enough opening issue, there really isnt anything here to make either the story or the artwork stand out. Sure, its cool that the story features characters wed normally associate with high school hijinks, but as that novelty rapidly wears off, its going to be interesting to see whether Tieri and the Kennedys opt to steer this story into uncharted waters or play it safe with another enjoyable, inoffensive werewolf yarn.  Im definitely going to be sticking around to find out, for the next issue at least. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Oct 26, 2017

    What made for an entertaining one-shot feels more like hamburger horror than Hammer Horror. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Brad Sun Mar 28, 2017

    But it's all about the vibrant reds when it comes to the inspired moments of monstrous murder. Sometimes tinted deep orange, other times an almost pretty shade of magenta, they work in tandem with Walsh's clever staging and inventive use of sound effects to elevate the otherwise functional script to more memorable heights. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 25, 2017

    This is an entertaining first issue that has a lot of promise to it. The only thing that can possibly sink it is an erratic release schedule which has been the downfall to all of the other Archie horror themed comics, though this one does have a different imprint banner. Time will tell, but I'm definitely curious about this series and will be looking forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 20, 2017

    A very well made comic, but we've officially reached critical mass on the Twisted Riverdale Trope. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Mar 29, 2017

    This one is skippable"save your five bucks for that day in the future when Afterlife reappears. Read Full Review

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