Archie Comics has announced a new Vampironica series launching this December from the creative team of writers Frank Tieri and Michael Moreci, artist Audrey Mok, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli. Vampironica: New Blood follows 2018’s Vampironica mini-series and the current Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica mini-series that wraps up in October, spinning out of “shocking events” of the final issue of that series which are yet to be revealed.
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #5 really changes everything. How does she deal with this shocking revelation now that she’s back in her own reality? And what other Lodge family secrets has she been kept from? It all comes to a head in our first arc as what she uncovers may lead to nothing short of an all-out full-fledged vampire war. So yeah, I guess everyone can see we have some big plans for this book . . . plans that’ll change Vampironica’s world forever.
A comic book series where the world will be changed forever? Is Marvel co-publishing this thing?
Here’s what Moreci had to say about it:
Our approach to continuing Veronica’s vampire tale is to really ground both her character and the story itself. Essentially, this is a coming-of-age story we’re telling, with some cool twists and turns and a whole bunch of bloody horror for readers to — pun fully intended — sink their teeth into.
I feel lucky and honoured to be working with Archie Comics again! Working on a horror title is unlike my previous work for Archie; it is an opportunity to bring a different tone and approach on the art. I am also very excited to be working with Frank and Michael, with their incredible writing. I cannot wait to know where they take us as we follow Vampironica’s journey to discover more about herself and explore the vampire world.
Vampironica: New Blood #1 hits stores on December 4th.