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Archie vs Predator

(Archie vs. Predator #1-4)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  653 ratings  ·  159 reviews
America's favorite teen meets the galaxy's fiercest hunter!
When Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! Lured by the challenge of Betty and Veronica's unparalleled fierceness, a teenaged Predator from the stars follows the gang back to Riverdale, where it prepares for its most bizarre hun
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 4th 2015 by Dark Horse Books (first published April 1st 2015)
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Like most comics from Archie, this one is surprisingly good, especially considering it has no right to be good at all with a title like Archie vs Predator.
But. It is.
The kids from Riverdale go on a Spring Break romp to the jungle and bring back a cursed knife and a new friend.
A homicidal new friend that has apparently been playing just a little too much Mortal Kombat.


There's not much to this story other than what you would expect from any comic that had the Predator running around in it.
Lots of
Dan Schwent
When Archie and the gang return from spring break in Costa Rica, a teenage Predator follows them back to Riverdale. Will anyone survive the carnage that ensues?

Confession time: I read my share of Archie comics when I was 11-12 and have much love for the Predator. How could I not give this a chance?

What do you get when you mix the saccharine, G-rated teen comedy of Archie with the wholesale carnage that is the Predator? You get a bizarre comic book the likes of which have never been seen!

The firs
Sam Quixote
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
I’m not really a fan of either Archie or Predator but I did want to read a comic where the cast of Archie get eviscerated by a bloodthirsty dreadlocked alien hunter! Is it worth explaining the premise? It’s a gimmicky comic in the vein of Archie Meets The Punisher. Predator comes to Riverdale and starts killing. That’s it!

I was pleased that the comic delivered on its promise of blood-soaked Archie gore. Not only does Predator take out these morons but there’s no wimping out, off-panel deaths – h
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, hoopla
Well, the Predator has officially crossed over with everyone now. More spine-ripping fun than you can shake a skull at. I gotta say this was a blast. I never knew I wanted the Predator gorely ripping the spine out of the cast of Archie until I saw it happen. Now I can't get enough. I love that's it's all drawn in the Archie style too. If you enjoy the supernatural Archie titles, you're going to dig this.

Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The tittle says it all.
I received this from Edelweiss and Dark Horse Comics in exchange for an honest review.

Honest, this book should have never been printed. It should have never been published. It should have never even been discussed. It is gruesome. It is gory. It contains the ultra-violent deaths over almost all of the favorite characters in Riverdale. I want more.

Seriously, this was a clever take on the whole Predator and Archie universes. I wasn't expecting it to be as gory as it was, but the story worked. It f
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
So... Um... This was a book. And I read it. I'm kind of tempted to stop there, because this was just so damn weird, but I'm going to try to write something that will pass for a review. I won't bother to summarize the premise, because it's literally all there in the title and there's nothing unexpected about the plot. It reads basically like a standard Archie comic, except that there's suddenly and unexpectedly a Predator running around killing basically everyone in a surprisingly graphic and blo ...more
Erin the Avid Reader ⚜BFF's with the Cheshire Cat⚜
Ach. Mein Gott.

I couldn’t pass up the temptation to read this after I saw it on sale at my local Goodwill. I’ve never been a fan of the half-wit Archie and his pals...but I’m a HUGE fan of Predator, so you bet I was hyped to see my favorite dreadlocked alien slice his way through Riverdale in a G-rated teen “comedy” as Archie and his friends revert themselves back to the ways of primal man to escape from this alien terror!.../s

Guys, this crossover truly sucks even on comedic levels. I didn’t fin
Peter Derk
Apr 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Oh, jaysis. Not good. Not good.

Okay, so I thought this was gonna be more like Afterlife With Archie, or even the monthly, more recent Archie titles where Archie is actually pretty tolerable. It's a soap opera, but fuck it, so is Spider-Man.

But this was like a 1950's Archie mag with Predator showing up at some point.

Guys, I BARELY made it to the part where Predator shows up. The kids go on a spring break trip to some island, blah, blah blah.

Which doesn't even make sense. Why wouldn't Predator j
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you never imagined what would happen if a Predator ran into the gang from Riverdale I don't blame you, because why the hell would anyone ever imagine that? But thankfully we share this planet with people like Alex de Campi, who reminds us that the most unexpected and absurd crossovers can be the most enjoyable.

Admittedly, I scoffed at the sight of this one. I've been weary since the first Alien vs. Predator film and the subsequent watering down of the Predator franchise. I figured they would
Quentin Wallace
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This one disappointed me. After reading "Afterlife with Archie", I was expecting a similar type story from this volume. But no, instead of being the serious, mature horror of Afterlife, this was a somewhat silly story based more in the traditional Archie universe.

Now, to clarify, it's still pretty good. It's just that instead of it being something you wouldn't expect from an Archie comic, it's exactly what you'd expect. There's plenty of gore in the story, but its still laced with humor. I guess
Julio Bonilla
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Boys never do anything right, Betty!

After returning from a short Spring Break vacation at Los Peridos Resort in Costa Rica, the gang is surprised to find out they're being hunted... by a predator???

This was my second time reading an Archie graphic novel, not to mention crossover! I finally learned why Betty and Veronica Lodge are Archie Andrews best friends. The horror movie-aspect of the story is reminiscent of Scooby-Doo.
I liked all the references to the original predator.

Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not to be hyperbolic or anything, but this is the unsurpassed and unsurpassable greatest work in crossover comics.
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-archie
While not quite as compelling as the superior "Afterlife with Archie", or as thought-provoking as "The Married Life" storyline, the first issue of this mini-series is quite readable, and (dare I say it) enjoyable!

While crossovers have long been a staple for Archie comincs (Archie meets the Punisher anyone?), I applaud Archie comics for continuing to keep ARchie in the public eye by allowing these crossovers with (apparently) minimal editoral/creative intervention.

Where this first issues shines i
David Dalton
This review is for all 4 issues. I jumped at the chance to read this mini-series.

The Predator & the Archie characters in one story. Sounded so weird I had to check it out.

Bloody at times, but written/drawn in the old Archie comics style.

In November this story will be released in a hardback collection. I will probably pick it up in that format as well. Whether you love the Archie comics or the Predator character, you will love this series. Comedy & blood!
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a 4 part series and I've read the first 3 issues (still waiting for the last one). I've never heard of Archie before and now I'm completely hooked! description
This book is so ridiculously fun and crazy - I love it :D and I'm seriously considering buying this one for my home library. Also - a teenage predator - how awesome is that :D
James Adams
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, modern-horror, sf
Yes, this exists, and it is just as weird as you'd expect. It starts off totally Archie, with the gang going on spring break, but by issue two, things get dark and surprisingly gruesome. It's drawn in the classic Riverdale style, which makes the severed heads and exposed spines a bit more shocking. There are jokes all the while, some of them blacker than midnight in a coal mine, and a delightfully bonkers twist. It's good fun if you have a sick bent.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lately, Archie and the gang have been involved in some very strange makeovers and crossovers but Archie vs Predator may get the prize for strangest, sexiest, most violent and goriest of them all. This is definitely not the Archie of my childhood!

The gang won a contest to an exotic locale for some surf, sun, and fun. However, in a pique of jealousy, Betty uses an ancient dagger to curse them all bringing a Predator to Riverdale who will kill anyone who is a perceived threat which, as it turns ou
C. Varn
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is everything you would expect it to be: 50s nostalgia versus 80s nostalgia, the eternal teenagers versus an alien, surreally high body counts, cheesy-but-enjoyable one-liners. Hip, self-aware, and utterly a train-wreck. Yet, it's a controlled train-wreck for your enjoyment. Alex de Campi manages to keep just enough of the overly sweet feel of Archie in this blood-soaked comic to be appealing.

Part of the appeal is that while Archie is enjoyable in its one-liner s, and its premises are
Nov 09, 2016 rated it liked it
You really need to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy this wacky concept. It's out of canon, so anyone is vulnerable, and the story takes delight in killing the Archie characters, although not in particularly inventive ways (there's a lot of spine ripping). The concept that pulls them together kind of works, although the whole Predator crushes on Betty & Veronica aspect didn't really work for me. Actually, most of it didn't work for me, but I think it was more my frame of mind than the b ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love that the comic stays true to the characters in Archie. And then Predator starts killing people. This is part 1 of a 4 part series, so I'm expecting some fucked up things to happen in the next 3 issues. It's a pretty awesome spin-off and I can't wait to see what happens in the next comic! :)

Merged review:

Even better than the first!
Like the first, this stays true to who the characters are and their personalities, and how they would react in the situation. It's so funny, and great for both
Ronald Price
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutely enjoyed this issue. I am a fan of good horror movies and this one seemed to set up the scene for a potential bloodbath. Think some of the original Friday the 13th movies. This book had a hint or humor and even dread as you as the reader may find yourself not wanting anything to happen to your favorite characters. I can't wait to read the next issue and recommend this to horror fans.
Terry Mcginnis
Aug 02, 2018 rated it liked it
"A Mash-Up For The Ages" indeed! As a fan of both the Archie universe and the Predator universe, I couldn't help but be curious as to how this could even work. The newer Archie stuff does contain some dark, violent, and even horrific stuff, though I just couldn't picture even that having an appropriate fit for the Predator. Instead of combining the Archie horror universe with Predator, the writers instead chose to go with classic Archie, giving a COMPLETE 'opposite end of the spectrum' clash. Ma ...more
Joshua Joyce
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I ONLY picked this up at the thought of Archie characters being brutally disembodied by the most lethal hunter in cinematic history. I was nearly disappointed. This book dragged on at the beginning but when the blood started flowing, i finally got what I wanted (last 2 issues). Seeing such shallow characters meet such violent ends was very entertaining and i did actually chuckle at some parts of this book.

When this book killed its heroes it was good, but when it tried to draw sympathy or compas
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Odd and twisted but fun. I'm giving an extra star to the trade because of the additional writing that explains how it came to be, the special covers, and the set of variants in the back, like Sabrina meeting Hellboy.
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Two genres that really don't work well together. It was quite silly near the end.
Nick Armstrong
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
writers of Riverdale... you know what to do
Feb 07, 2016 rated it liked it
When I was a little kid, I was really into the Christian-themed ARCHIE comics published in the 1970's. I didn't realize at the time that any other version of ARCHIE existed.
In all the intervening years since, this is the first time I've felt compelled to check out another ARCHIE title. ARCHIE vs. THE PUNISHER didn't do it for me, and neither did the one in which Archie became a zombie. But who can possibly resist seeing what happens when a Predator suddenly shows up in Riverdale? (Hint: It isn't
Jean-Pierre Vidrine
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes ingredients that shouldn't work together do. The most obvious thing I'm talking about here are the crossed over characters. Beyond that though, there's more. I had read two of Alex de Campi's Grindhouse comics and, to be kind, I wasn't wildly impressed. But her work here is great, seamlessly mixing Archie style humor with genuine Predator violence. And speaking of genuine Archie style, the decision to have Fernando Ruiz draw the book in the traditional Archie "house style" is another t ...more
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This volume collects all four of the Archie vs Predator comics, and it's as zany as you might expect.
Perpetual teenager Archie Andrews and his many pals are stalked by the alien hunter during a vacation to a South American resort. The Predator follows them back to Riverdale where carnage ensues.

It was an inspired choice to draw the characters in their classic style, but I am still puzzled by the true mystery of the Archie comics; namely, why are two hot girls like Betty and Veronica fighting fo
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