Vampironica: New Blood #1

Writer: Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci Artist: Audrey Mok Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

BRAND NEW SERIES! Riverdale's own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She's not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she's about to discover!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Dec 4, 2019

    More Archie Horror series are always welcome and as long as they continue to be this entertaining, I will welcome more. This first issue has me very excited for a new adventure led by Riverdale’s dopest vampire. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Daily Fandom - Shareca Coleman Dec 4, 2019

    It is astonishing how the team can keep the lore expanding and growing and there are no loopholes yet. There's nothing that has been missed, nothing that has been confusing thus far, I only want to know more and more about Veronica and her parents and how Vampires and Werewolves have existed in Riverdale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Dec 4, 2019

    The only downside (and this is a common issue with a lot of comics nowadays) is that the previous series are pretty much required reading. A recap page may have been helpful, but there is enough exposition to hit the important notes without detracting from the ongoing narrative. Speaking of which, its clear that Tieri and Moreci have long-term plans for this section of the Archie-verse, and I strongly suggest getting caught up now. You wont be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Dec 6, 2019

    Whether it's your introduction to the weird world of Archie Horror or the next series debut you've been dying for, "Vampironica: New Blood" #1 is a fresh and exciting start to what could be a seminal series in the burgeoning Archieverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 5, 2019

    There are a lot of things introduced in this issue that can be explored going forward that will likely bounce and crash into each other. Veronica getting a bit of the family history – mostly from Dilton of all people – makes it clear that she won't live like they did and will be forging her own path. I like the way the ramifications of her time with the other Jughead are impacting her here in how she looks at him but I suspect that'll be a low-level plot as everything else rises up. Tieri and Moreci keep things moving here really well without too much in the way of a break. But it works because she's dealing with a whirlwind of ideas. Add in what Audrey Mok brings to the table with some great designs and so much more to explore in this interpretation of the cast and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 7, 2019

    It's an engaging and involving first issue that doesn't require reading the first series (although you should cause it's a ton of fun) and sets up plenty of conflicts down the line. 'Vampironica: New Blood' is just the latest and greatest horror title from Archie that deserves your eyeballs. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    But Why Tho? - Cidnya Dec 3, 2019

    Vampironica: New Blood #1 is a fun introduction for those who have not read anything from her character before. It is a solid debut that offers a unique take on vampire and werewolf horror. Many threads signify that this could be a stellar five-issue mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Dec 6, 2019

    Much as I wanted to like the first Vampironica run, as much promise as the concept had, as much as Greg Smallwood's art on the first issues made it a beautiful read, ultimately the series overall didn't satisfy. This marks a superior re-start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Dec 5, 2019

    Overall, Vampironica: New Blood #1 is a solid set-up to building Archie's larger horror universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 4, 2019

    While this debut issue doesn't tease limitless potential for the book's future, the fact that it is merely a serviceable premiere is a strong enough launching point. Read Full Review

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