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VAMPIRONICA RETURNS WITH NEW BLOOD

Archie Comics has announced the return of Vampironica in a new five-issue mini-series called New Blood. Beginning in December, the fanged alter-ego of Riverdale's iconic “it girl” Veronica Lodge returns thanks to writers Frank Tieri and Michael Moreci, artist Audrey Mok, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli.

It's been a tumultuous time for Vampironica after she was turned into a vampire, but with a unique spin, fighting the creatures of the night in her debut mini-series, then facing off against werewolves in Jughead, which finishes up on October 9th. New Blood spins out of the finale to that crossover, with Ronnie back in her own world, dealing with the ramifications of new monstrous threats that have popped up.

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Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica #5 really changes everything," Tieri said. "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.”

"Our approach to continuing Veronica's vampire tale is to really ground both her character and the story itself," Moreci said. "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."

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Mok added, "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 will feature a main cover by Mok and variants by Laura Braga, Rebekah Isaacs, Greg Smallwood, and Wilfredo Torres. It's set for release on December 4th, 2019.

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