This week Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics announced a new mini-series coming in 2015, an unlikely monster mash, Archie Meets Predator. We’re surprised it took them so long.
Predator on film has faced off against Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ridley Scott’s Aliens. In the comics, the list goes on and on, from Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, to Tarzan vs. Predator, to even Superman/Batman vs Alien & Predator. And who could forget Predator vs My Little Pony, Predator vs Barbie, Predator vs Hello Kitty, and Predator vs Itty Bitty Hellboy? (OK, we made up those last ones).
Archie has had a similar spree of unlikely mash-ups, like Archie Meets KISS, The Punisher Meets Archie, and (gasp!) Archie Meets Glee. Better yet, Archie had his own unofficial Walking Dead tribute with Afterlife with Archie–one we’ve raved about plenty here at borg.com.
Archie Meets Predator is not taking the dark path you’d think you’d get from Dark Horse Comics or even from Archie Comics based on their success with Afterlife With Archie or forthcoming Sabrina series. Archie Meets Predator seems to be lighter fare based on the press release this week: