Vampironica is getting her own ongoing comic book from Archie Comics in 2018. As revealed in an EXCLUSIVE interview at iO9, the brother and sister team of Greg and Megan Smallwood will bring the character to life in the pages of her own ongoing, lettered by Jack Morelli. Just how ongoing it will be remains to be seen. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has about an average of 1.5 issues per year, so hopefully Vampironica will come out on a quicker schedule (though that’s a low bar).
The premise is simple:
Riverdale socialite Veronica Lodge encounters a centuries-old creature of the night, who transforms her into a bloodthirsty vampire who must descend on her unsuspecting hometown to satiate her newfound hunger.
And Greg Smallwood told iO9 the creative team intends to stay true to the character’s roots:
Fans can rest assured that we’ll be staying faithful to the core of these characters. It was very important to Megan and I that Vampironica be the same Veronica that we all know and love, only now with fangs. Realistically, how would a narcissistic teenage shopaholic react to becoming a vampire? We found an equal amount of humor and horror in the answer to that question but the story also takes us to some amazingly heartfelt places.
But not mentioned in the interview is Vampironica’s origins as a character from the pre-boot Archie Universe.
Back then, Vampironica seemed to be a homage to Vampirella, but perhaps no longer? Check out some covers below:
Look for Vampironica #1 in stores on March 14th, 2018.
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