Thursday, April 16, 2015

Archie vs. Predator #1 (of 4)

   I admit that I haven't been reading the "Alternate Archie" titles that are removed from the title's usual continuity - including recent Zombie titles and other horror stories.

   So the whole Archie vs. Predator concept takes some getting used to.

   It more like a vulgar take on the Riverdale gang, as they win a vacation to an exotic beach resort. They spend their time in their usual pursuits - Archie chasing Veronica, Reggie chasing Veronica (and dreaming of reaching third base), Betty chasing Archie, and the Predator apparently watching everyone.

   When violence does show up, it's very shocking (which is the idea, I suppose), and there are several surprisingly brutal events, including two significant deaths.

   The Riverdale gang is apparently much more dim than I thought - they aren't at all concerned about a steady rain of blood in the jungle.

   The whole concept is beyond silly and somehow manages to denigrate both the Archie series and the Predator series at the same time.

   Definitely not for young readers - and I'm not so sure older readers should waste their time, either.

Grade: C



Anonymous said...

What's next, Jughead VS Godzilla? This is just a bad idea for a team-up.

The old adage is true: "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

Sorry you wasted your money, Chuck.


Peter Wallace said...

I do enjoy the Archie zombie series. The art is great fun as is the story. Haven't read the Sabrina series. It's great that they're separate from the regular Archie style. Not so sure about the reboot of the regular Archie series with more realistic art that's coming from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, but I'll try it!