At Archie Comics, You're Damned if You Pre-Order, Damned If You Don't

Archie Comics is sending mixed messages with its latest early previews for Archie 1941 #4 and Jughead: The Hunger #11. The publisher usually sends out comic strips with each of their early previews explaining how to pre-order comic books, usually with some mortal danger facing those who forget or choose not to pre-order.

Take, for example, the strip for Jughead: The Hunger #11

At Archie Comics, You're Damned if You Pre-Order, Damned If You Don't

So if you don't pre-order your comics, Frankenmoose will rip the roof of your car and hurl you into the moon. But according to the strip for Archie 1941 #4, even if comics are pre-ordered, it could cause Moose to smash your head your head into your friend's head, potentially causing brain damage.

At Archie Comics, You're Damned if You Pre-Order, Damned If You Don't

Those are clear signs of a concussion. And sure, there's probably more of a risk of bodily injury from being hurled into the moon, so it still seems that pre-ordering is the preferable option here… but neither situation sounds particularly fun.

Below, see previews of Archie 1941 #4 and Jughead: The Hunger #11. Final order cutoff for both is today, December 10th.

ARCHIE 1941 #4 (OF 5)
Archie is headed into action while the world watches and waits. Meanwhile, times are tough at home in Riverdale, while shortages are leading to impending rations, tensions are mounting. However, despite an uncertain future, unexpected relationships begin to form.

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Jon Lam, Cory Smith
On Sale Date: 1/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #11
The monstrous conclusion of "Frankenmoose Meets the Wolf Jug"! Who will win the battle of Riverdale's answer to Universal's classic movie monsters? Find out in this issue—as well as who, or what, might be returning from the grave…

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers: Sandy Jarrell, Cory Smith w/ Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 1/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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