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Comic(s) Relief: Archie vs. Predator Looks Like The Most WTF Mash-up In A Long Time

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There have been some weird damn comics crossovers throughout the years. IDW Publishing has teamed the Ghostbusters up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not to mention joining forces with BOOM! Studios for the recently launched Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. But for sheer WTF factor, you’d be hard pressed to find a weirder crossover concept than the upcoming Archie vs. Predator. Yes, you read that right.

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Archie vs. Predator is indeed a real thing, a co-production of Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics, AvP (no, not that one) will hit stands this April, giving some copywriter the excuse to pen the slug line, “He’s in Riverdale with a few days to kill.” Alex de Campi (Grindhouse) is writing the four-part miniseries, and you can check out the official synopsis below, followed by variant cover art by Eric Powell (The Goon) and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie).

America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

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by Francesco Francavilla

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by Eric Powell

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