What I thought of Archie versus Predator #2

Thoughts about #1.

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Archie versus Predator is a strange comic.It could and really should be a parody and for an issue playing it straight was fun, but for a second issue seeing gore and violence in an Archie comic seems, well, a tad cynical.

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In fact this is played virtually like a Predator film/comic and any disposable set of characters could easily substitute, but there’s something transgressive about see beloved characters being ripped apart, but because it’s co-published by Archie and not say, the fevered mind of an underground comics artist the entire thing feels strange as the tone changes are a bit too jarring and abrupt.

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There’s also panels with so much exposition that it’s like reading a Chris Claremont X-Men comic from the 80’s on steroids, and you really do wonder why there’s so much dialogue in a comic. It’s as if Alex De Campi has forgotten this is a comic, not a screenplay.

For all it’s faults Archie versus Predator is enjoyable tat even if the entire thing feels like an idea people had when they were all off their faces on some astonishing drugs.

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2 thoughts on “What I thought of Archie versus Predator #2

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