Archie vs. Predator #2

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Fernando Ruiz Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Archie and the gang head back to Riverdale, but the vicious extraterrestrial Predator is in hot pursuit! When the kids determine that Betty and Veronica are the targets, they devise a secret weapon—Jughead in drag!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 22, 2015

    The greatest mash-up that never should have happened! The only thing missing are the paper dolls. Fantastic! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 30, 2015

    Archie vs. Predator is the most fun you'll have reading a comic.  If you have even a passing knowledge of these characters, you'll find a lot to enjoy here.  If you hate them and want to see them all die, you're going to absolutely love it.  Alex de Campi pulls no punches with the mayhem raining down on Riverdale and coupled with Fernando Ruiz's artwork, it's a glorious thing to witness. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk May 18, 2015

    Fernando Ruiz literally kills it on art duties and his Archie house style really amps up the horror that goes on in this book. Had this series been drawn by a Marvel or DC artist then it wouldnt have the same disturbing feeling that it has with Ruiz on board. I have seen Ruizs art before and it has always been clear that he excels at drawing a comedic book. This issue however, cements Ruiz as a double threat as his rendering of a certain establishment owner getting his brains blown out is just as effective as his crossdressing Jughead. Seriously, go buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 20, 2015

    This is deliriously awesome. It is, very much, a simple premise. But with every simple premise, it's all about execution. The story here takes us through the familiar ideas and plays with them well, particularly with the jaguar curse and some of Betty's backstory regarding why she knows so much about it all. We get a good focus on her and Veronica here and that has them dealing with the situation in their own particular way, but it serves to blend in the other characters for help and support. The end result is a fast moving book that has a really great amount of dialogue and quirkiness about it to make it thoroughly fun and engaging. And bringing the Predator into Archie style may still feel like a weird combination, but damn if it doesn't work to make it an absolute hoot. I'm loving it and am glad there's two more issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Gabbie May 19, 2015

    Otherwise, this is a very solid issue; jam-packed enough to keep you guessing and to keep you reading. Just be prepared to face the death of one of your favorites. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Gabbie G. May 19, 2015

    Otherwise, this is a very solid issue; jam-packed enough to keep you guessing and to keep you reading. Just be prepared to face the death of at least one of your favorites. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Latest Pull - sonny larios May 22, 2015

    Archie vs. Predator #2 shows this series has real potential to be a fun throughout. The writing is funny and brutal with an art style that contradicts what is going on in the panels, which isn't a bad thing because it adds to the humor ofthe comic. Alex de Campi also gives both Archie and Predator justice with how she portrays all these beloved characters. With the series half way over, I can't wait to see what is in store for the next two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting May 20, 2015

    Archie vs. Predator #2 kicks the narrative into high gear and despite not taking itself too seriously remains brutal and gruesome enough to keep Predator fans sated. Another surprisingly strong issue that has me looking forward to the next. Worth a look for fans of both series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers May 20, 2015

    Marking a significant improvement over issue #1 Archie vs. Predator #2 is all fun all the time. Im giddy just imagining wholl be decapitated next issue, its a good sign that this book has its claws in me. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 21, 2015

    As mentioned, much of the read comes off as classic Archie, something wholly attributed to artist Ruiz. His characterization and world building is spot on, unnervingly so given the rather gruesome subject matter that ramps up throughout. At one point a supporting character takes a laser shot to the face, his exploding noggin' staining the childhoods of those reared on Double Digests. This is an Archie tale unlike any other, and while at times the characters don't quite seem as wholesome as you remember (do you really need to eat that cake now, Jughead?!), de Kampi and Ruiz ensure its an offshoot you won't forget. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks May 15, 2015

    This second issue does a great job at providing a worthy sequel. It is definitely superior to the first issue in every regard. You will find yourself wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 20, 2015

    All in all, we're really not reading Archie vs. Predator for a believable story. We're reading it because the thought of the Predator wreaking havoc through Riverdale and facing off against some of our favorite childhood characters is something too cool to miss out on! Archie vs. Predator #2 really kicks things into high gear and promises that no one is safe and that you have to keep reading if you want to find out who lives, who dies, and which side wins. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    supercoolyeah May 20, 2015

    LOL, the people who complained there wasn't enough blood in this series has not seen this issue of Archie vs. Predator. It is oozing sangre!!!! When you get a head explosion within the first three pages you now you are reading something special. The story is centered about a predator determined to kill Veronica and all the Riverdale youth has rallied to stop the blood thirsty alien to no avail. The blood and gore in this issue is awesome. Ruiz has really camped up the blood and made it disgusting yet charming if you can imagine. De Campi does a great way of sneaking in sex and violence in Riverdale with subtly and tact, something you appreciate as you go through the book (I.E. Veronica in only her undies, oh my!). I really can not wait for the next issue, it's sure to be a hell-raiser.

  • 8.5
    Haziord Jun 20, 2015

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