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RETURN TO THE WORLD OF JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER

New ongoing series launches this October from Frank Tieri, Pat and Tim Kennedy

At sunset, the screaming starts!

Fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (THE HANGMAN, Wolverine) and artists Pat & Tim Kennedy (THE DEATH OF ARCHIE) deliver a new wave of madness in October with a brand new ongoing series spinning out of the bestselling JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT!

During the full moon, Riverdale falls under siege. After discovering his dark lineage in March's JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT by Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh, Jughead Jones struggles to put his past behind him with Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter and Archie Andrews hot on his trail!

"We purposely left the door open with the one shot, we told you if you made JUGHEAD THE HUNGER a hit we'd make more-- and since you more than held up your end of the bargain-- here we are," said writer Frank Tieri. "Fans can expect more of everything they loved about the one shot now as we expand our universe-- more werewolf Juggie, more bad ass Betty, more conflicted Archie and more twists and turns than you can shake a severed arm at.”

Artists Pat and Tim Kennedy, known for their work on the LIFE WITH ARCHIE series and the headline-making event THE DEATH OF ARCHIE, join Tieri in bringing the classic characters into a world twisted by supernatural elements. Colorist Matt Herms (THE ARCHIES) and letterer Jack Morelli (AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE) will also add their talents to the series.

“They're doing a great job, capturing the look and feel of the original as much as possible while still bringing their unique style to the table,” said Tieri.

The new series debuts in comic shops and on digital platforms just in time for Halloween on October 25th, 2017 and features covers by Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, and Michael Walsh.

Beware Jughead’s hunger – and watch out for the full moon!

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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1

BRAND NEW SERIES!  Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Frank Tieri

Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli

Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Variant Covers: Robert Hack, Michael Walsh

On Sale Date: 10/25

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

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Considering how open-ended the one-shot was, I'm only surprised that it took this long to announce it. Maybe they wanted to get some issues in the can so that they can get the issues out monthly, for once -- a real problem with Archie's horror line. (But hey, a new issue of Sabrina just dropped!)

Good luck to them. I'm giving this one a pass, as the one-shot didn't grab me. But I like the pencils of this preview more than the art on that book, I'm happy to see Archie's horror line expand, even if it's not a book I'll buy.

While I enjoyed the one-shot, it seemed redundant with Afterlife With Archie. In fact, it took me several pages to realize it wasn't just a side-issue to that series.

I'll give this one a shot, but it still seems like just the same thing with werewolves instead of zombies.

I like it that they're not keeping Archie stuff squared away into a single format, as they used to. Heck as all comics used to.

Now we have comics that give us enough familiar set-up to get into it, and then take off into different directions. It's like having a Multiverse at every publisher.

Fair point. It would be interesting to see more diversity--like a detective book or a space opera. Heck, I wouldn't put it past them by any means to produce something in the vein of that Criminal story arc from a few years back, where the characters were clearly based on the Archie gang.

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