Earlier this year Archie Comics released a handful of one-shots that placed their iconic characters in different situations, with the promise that if sales were high enough these one-shots would potentially lead to new ongoing series. The first of those upgrades has now happened.
Archie Comics officially announced that Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh’s Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot will spawn a new ongoing Jughead: The Hunger series by Tieri and artists Pat & Tim Kennedy arriving in October. The new series will join the horror line of Archie Comics which includes Afterlife With Archie and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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,” Tieri said. “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.”
Arriving in stores on October 25, the new series will include covers by Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, and Michael Walsh. Check out the solicit, covers and sample pages below.
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