Preview: Vampironica #1VAMPIRONICA #1
Story by Greg and Megan Smallwood.
Art by Greg Smallwood.
Letters by Jack Morelli.
Cover by Greg Smallwood.
Cover B Variant by Francesco Francavilla.
Cover C Variant by Audrey Mok.
Cover D Variant by Djibril Morissette-Phan.
Cover E Variant by Marguerite Sauvage.

In the latest toothsome tale set in Riverdale, Veronica Lodge feels the Vampire’s chomp, sprouting her own set of fangs and insatiable blood lust. Will she cave to her new hunger? Is the entire town in danger of joining the ranks of the exanimate?

Using horror to humanize the core character, Greg and Megan Smallwood assure us that there will be plenty familiar about Ms. Lodge, despite her new proclivity for biting. It’s Archie Horror, where the Riverdale teens we know and love are forced to face their darker sides head on.

$3.99 | MARCH 14

From Archie Comics: She’s beautiful. She’s deadly. She’s Vampironica!

Greg and Megan Smallwood are bringing a new terror to the streets of Riverdale as Veronica Lodge is bitten by a centuries-old vampire in a new Archie Horror series launching this March – VAMPIRONICA.

After being turned, will Veronica’s new-found thirst for blood turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead or will she put an end to the vampire threat herself? The team of Greg (co-writer, artist) and Megan Smallwood (co-writer) and letterer Jack Morelli are set to turn Riverdale red in the latest twisted take on the classic Archie Comics characters.

“Fans can rest assured that we’ll be staying faithful to the core of these characters,” said co-writer Greg Smallwood. “It was very important to Megan and I that Vampironica be the same Veronica that we all know and love, only now with fangs.”

“Greg and I were both very interested in exploring the concept of a vampire Veronica without getting rid of what makes Veronica such a special character,” said co-writer Megan Smallwood. “Ironically, Vampironica humanizes Veronica in a way that only horror can. Becoming a vampire is a humbling experience for her and she’s forced to open up and expose a little vulnerability.”

The new series will explore how Veronica adapts to her new place as one of Riverdale’s freshest members of the undead while drawing influence from classic horror films.