Veronica As A Vampire – Archie Comics Bring Us Vampironica: First Blood In March

by Hannah Means Shannon

With the explosion in popularity of horror takes on Archie characters, building off Afterlife with Archie, and seen in the ongoing series Jughead: The Hunger, Archie Comics have announced another horror title in a similar vein–and “vein” is probably an appropriate word.

Vampironica will cast Veronica as a beautiful vampire in Riverdale. The comic isn’t going for a one-shot first, but straight into ongoing series. It will be written by Greg and Megan Smallwood and drawn and colored by Greg Smallwood, with letters by Jack Morelli.

Landing in March 2018, Vampironica‘s premise is that Veronica is bitten by an ancient vampire and becomes one herself, driving a “thirst for blood”. More than that, she threatens to turn Riverdale into a vampire town. Is there any way for her to resist this fate?

Covers on issue #1 will be by Greg Smallwood, Francesco Francavilla, Audrey Mok, Djibril Morrissette-Phan, and Marguerite Sauvage.

Vampironica #1 arrives on March 14th, 2018.