He's met the Punisher and KISS, but Archie Andrews has never met anyone quite like this. The alien hunter known as the Predator will come to Riverdale in a miniseries collaboration between Archie Comics and Dark Horse next spring. The mind boggles.
The actual plot sounds completely ridiculous, as writer Alex de Campi told USA Today:
The beach vacation comes unexpectedly after Jughead wins a prize from a lucky bag of chips, and Betty and Veronica make the most of the sunny weather by competing in a "best-dressed" contest.
"After Betty is revealed to be borrowing Cheryl Blossom's clothes to compete, she and Veronica have a fight and she tearfully runs off into the jungle where, let's say, she isn't alone," de Campi says.
Everybody does end up back in Riverdale, she adds, "as do those big trunks of clothes that Veronica brought. Trunks so big, you could hide a Predator in them. Her Vuitton will never quite smell the same again."
I still have so many questions! Will the Predator have to decide whether to hunt down Betty or Veronica first? Will Archie need to cover himself in mud to blend in with his surroundings and keep the Predator's thermal imagining vision from detecting him? Will Jughead describe himself as a sexual tyrannosaurus?
I don't know, but I do know Archie is doing some crazy, extremely non-traditional comics with its excellent and legitimately scary Afterlife with Archie and its new Sabrina series, a creepy, dark, supernatural reimagining of the teenage witch. The art above indicates Archie Meets Predator might be goofier than those titles, but I'm betting it'll also be as delightfully insane as its potential indicates.