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Archie Comics Turning Fan Favorite Into Werewolf in 'Jughead: The Hunger'

The new monthly series pits him against Betty Cooper, who is out to stop him.
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The new monthly series pits him against Betty Cooper, who is out to stop him.

If Riverdale seemed like too big of a break from the classic Archie tradition, get ready for a shock this Halloween, as Archie Comics launches its latest monthly comic: Jughead: The Hunger.

Spinning out of the recent one-off special of the same name, The Hunger follows the example of the critically acclaimed Afterlife With Archie series by transforming Jughead into a werewolf and pitting him against his most dangerous foe: Betty Cooper, Werewolf Hunter.

"We purposely left the door open with the one shot, we told you if you made Jughead: The Hunger a hit we'd make more — and since you more than held up your end of the bargain — here we are," writer Frank Tieri said in a statement. "Fans can expect more of everything they loved about the one shot now as we expand our universe — more werewolf Juggie, more bad ass Betty, more conflicted Archie and more twists and turns than you can shake a severed arm at.”

The series will be illustrated by Pat and Tim Kennedy, who were previously responsible for the 2014 "Death of Archie" storyline.

Jughead: The Hunger No. 1 will be available in comic stores and digitally Oct. 25.

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