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In Archie Vs. Predator, the unstoppable killing machine of the sci-fi horror franchise that’s previously taken on such comic book tough guys as Batman, Tarzan and Judge Dredd sets his triangular laser sighting mechanism on all-American teen Archie Andrews.
The title, and the premise it suggests, is this comic’s very best gag. Really, the only thing funnier than the thought of an Archie vs. Predator miniseries is knowing that it actually exists.
But is there anything to it, beyond the central joke that’ so wonderfully told on artist Fernando Ruiz’s cover to the first issue?
Many of us have visited a friend’s apartment, or toured a house on the market, only to discover that what at first seemed perfectly “normal” turned out to be a little strange. Maybe it was a bathroom painted blood red, or a guest room that revealed a little too much about a co-worker’s nighttime activities. Whatever it was, it probably doesn’t compare to this.
An imgur user discovered a listing for a villa for sale in Kalmar, Sweden, that, at first glance, appears quaint — picturesque, even. However, the closer you look, and the farther you go, the more unusual it is, with Predator heads mounted on the dining room wall (where would you put them?) giving way to a life-size Predator statues, even more hunting trophies and an ornate door that opens into … well, a cave (and home theater), with weapons and even more heads mounted on stone-like walls.
Digital comics | ComiXology CEO David Steinberger dicusses the growth of the digital-comics platform, which was the top-grossing non-game iPad app for the third year in a row. “We’re finding that a larger and larger percentage of our user base — our new user base — is people who are buying comics for the very first time with us,” he tells Wired. Steinberger also hints at a next step for comiXology: curation. [Wired.com]
Comics | Torsten Adair looks back at some comics trends in from 2013 and looks ahead to what we can expect in 2014. [The Beat]
Comics | Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie discusses the relaunch of the publisher’s Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator series and the debut of Prometheus. [io9]