Vampironica #2

Writer: Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

NEW ONGOING SERIES! The smartest student at Riverdale High uncovers Veronica's secret. Will he lend a helping hand or try to drive a stake through her heart?

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 4, 2018

    Vampironica builds on the success of other Archie Horror titles like Sabrina and Afterlife with Archie. It takes characters we've known and loved for decades and puts them in dire circumstances that can chill you to the bone. I honestly wish more publishers took chances like this, as it's resulting in some top tier horror comics. You may know Veronica from Riverdale on The CW, but you've never seen her like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 31, 2018

    Vampironica is another hit in this Archie Horror line. Right now the story is pretty straightforward but that is not a bad thing. Vampironica #2 gets the gears in motion for what seems like some exciting tales to come. You cannot go wrong with Greg Smallwood on art and once again he shows why he is one of the best in the business. Vampironica has a classic horror feel to it that fits perfectly in comic book form! Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 30, 2018

    Vamperonica #2 was a solid transition into the second life of Veronica. If she ever wants a chance at being the rich girl with normal ambitions, it starts with knowing her enemy and what that means in terms of returning to normal. Right now, this is the book you want on your pull-list if it is lacking horror that is different from what other publishers are offering. There wasn't a real scare from this very issue, but it got us to a point where the next issue we can look forward to bolder moves taken. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 23, 2018

    Archie Horror has some of, if not the best horror comics I have ever read, and Vampironica is on there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 30, 2018

    This issue also offers more B-movie references both in plot and in tone, helping craft a familiar stage for fans of the horror genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 1, 2018

    Final Verdict: 8.0 Veronica is clearly the star, but with Dilton as her unlikely sidekick, she suddenly feels like a hero, too. So if you're already a fan of the Archie multiverse, you're bound to like this fresh take on one of Riverdale's most iconic characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 30, 2018

    The Vampironica series is one that's very well put together with a great concept that's well-executed with wonderful artwork. The gap between issues is a bit problematic for maintaining energy and story consistency as a reader but this issue works through some solid setup and backstory elements while also giving us a lot of really fun Veronica moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 29, 2018

    Vampironica No. 2 delivers any and all missing context that the first issue that was withheld in favor of stylish brevity. Smallwood's artwork is strong and creepy as ever, and the Smallwood's story shows not just an excellent grasp of Riverdale, but that they might just have a bit more planned than Vampironica biting a bloody path through high school. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall May 30, 2018

    The Archie horror books, I'm including Sabrina in with them, although I'm not sure if that is official, have all been really interesting takes on the classic monsters and Vampironica is shaping up to takes its place among them. I only hope that they can fix the plotting issues and make the exposition flow more naturally in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 30, 2018

    Vampironica #2 is a far slower and less fun issue than the first, but it is somewhat salvaged by the charm and humor of its protagonist. She seems oddly numb to the fact that her parents are dead, but, beyond that, she is enjoyable to follow. Plus, Greg Smallwoods artwork looks great. I can tentatively recommend this comic, even though its not a must read by any means. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SloboSOY May 31, 2018

    A little late but I find it better than the first one & enjoyed it very much. I was very surprised because the first one didn't let a huge impact on me. But this one, damn, I just loved it.

    Cover - Variant - Not related but nice 1/2
    Writing - Very fun I liked this unexpected team-up. 3/3
    Arts - It was very nicely done. 3/3
    Felling - I love it. 2/2

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  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Jun 9, 2018

    This issue is a lot of fun, with lots of interesting vampire folklore. Veronica is charming and vulnerable in a really humanizing way for a newly born vampire. Dalton, also, was explored in a fun way. It's not an issue in which the plot takes giant leaps further, but, given the recent events for Veronica, we needed an issue to explore exactly what she now is. On top, the artwork of Greg Smallwood is beyond comparison. It's just amazing. He did art, inks, colours, and its just great. I love his facial acting, if you know what I mean, the way his characters emote. And the cover is dead stunning. If you aren't reading this, what's your problem?

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Jun 27, 2018

    I can't lie, I dig the series so far. It may use some well known tropes from vampire stories we've seen in the past, but does it so gracefully I can't complain. It's fun, and I mean it.
    What's also worth noting, the art is absolutely one of the biggest strengths of Vampironica - characters are so expressive, which is observable the most on Veronica and Betty.
    I'd say go and pick up this one - it may be an Archie comic at heart, and feel a bit cliche at times, but it sure was a fun story so far, not trying to be something it's not. Definitely deserves a chance.

  • 9.5
    Grifter Sep 6, 2018

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Dec 3, 2019

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