Archie Comics’ imprint Archie Horror has been a real treat for older fans of the universe’s characters, to date giving us comic series’ such as Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the latter of which is soon becoming a TV series on Netflix.
And then there’s of course the more adult-oriented “Riverdale,” airing on The CW.
What’s next? Via io9 today, we’ve learned that Archie character/Riverdale resident Veronica Lodge is getting her own comic book series, which turns her into Vampironica!
“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.”
“Fans can rest assured that we’ll be staying faithful to the core of these characters,” writer Greg Smallwood told the site. “It was very important to Megan [Smallwood] 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.”
“Vampironica is Dracula, your BFF, and the most self-absorbed girl you know all rolled up into one,” added Megan Smallwood.
Look for Vampironica‘s arrival on March 14, 2018.