Archie vs. Predator #4

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Fernando Ruiz Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

As casualties continue to mount, it's up to Betty and Veronica to put aside their differences if the gang hopes to rid Riverdale of the Predator menace-but can the girls keep their claws out of each other long enough to keep the Predator's claws out of everyone?!

  • 10
    GWW - Gabbie G. Jul 21, 2015

    Like I said, what I love about this issue is all of this: the attention and focus it pays to Betty and Veronica being the heroes. Archie Vs. Predator is not without its self-aware horror references or tropes, but even better than seeing those paid tribute is seeing how they're subverted. I don't believe anyone really knew what to expect from this mini-series, let alone how it might conclude, and even when I got to the last page I stared at it for a while before I could figure out how to react: definitely an oh my god moment that's stunning, horrifying, and somehow also hilarious. Considering how much I was looking forward to this mini-series when it was first announced, I don't think it could have had a better ending — as a finale this issue is solid from start to finish and does a wonderful job showcasing what makes Betty and Veronica the real heroes of Riverdale. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 22, 2015

    Archie vs. Predator has been a great ride that stradles the line between campiness and ultra-violence. De Campi and Ruiz have created a wonderful mash-up worthy of each respective world. Impalements, hijinks, despining, jokes and blood. What more could you ask for in a comedy-action-science fiction-thriller? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Villain Smash - Torin Chambers Jul 22, 2015

    Launching off from there the rest of the comic is absolutely stellar. The final confrontation proves to be bigger and bloodier than anything thats come before. It delivers an unconventional ending that thoroughly satisfies. Capping off a mini series no one ever saw coming in a way no one will see coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Jul 24, 2015

    The gory conclusion was a fitting one but the last few panels were both goofy and unnerving in what could possibly be set-up of one terrifying sequel that will likely never see the light of day. Likely due to the fact that 98% of Riverdale is deceased. A minor hiccup. Archie VS Predator has been an unexpected delight of horror, comedy and spine tearing fun. The hardcover collection comes out this November so I urge you to pick it up so you can revisit the madness all over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 22, 2015

    This issue also has a two page Josei & the Pussycats segment, but I'm far less familiar with them and it didn't really connect with me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Aug 1, 2015

    Archie vs. Predator is a great comic for any fan of either franchise. I'm not fully up to speed on my Archie history. Fortunately, it's somewhat unnecessary to enjoy the comic. The characters aren't really cannon fodder, but they're also not delving into their extended histories. If you have any basic understanding as to who these people are, you'll be fine. At the very least, you can enjoy watching them literally get ripped to shreds by this alien warrior in increasingly elaborate and hilarious ways, leading up to an ending that's perfect in its strange nature. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Aug 19, 2015

    This far-fetched story is ridiculous in the best way possible. It is gripping and I could not consume this story fast enough. AVP is quite the page-turner because this whole series is shocking and unexpected. And it's funny. The unthinkable happens, over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 23, 2015

    Ruiz’s artwork is cartoony and fun, with the cleverness of that classic Archie style. Jason Millet’s colors bring the animated style of the art come out even more. Being both an Archie lifelong lover and a Predator sci fi fanatic, this book has brought together two very different themes in one very awesome book. If you haven’t read it, man, it’s only four issues—come on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 22, 2015

    If you enjoyed the first three issues you'll likely enjoy the final issue, but don't be surprised if you're a little underwhelmed. I know I was. And if you don't get your fill of Archie versusing things, you can always pick up Archie vs. Sharknado which is also out this week. Read Full Review

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