Jughead: The Hunger #5 Review

by Nathan Koffler on April 18, 2018

Writer: Frank Tieri
Artists: Pat & Tim Kennedy and Joe Eisma
Inkers: Bob Smith and Jim Amash
Colorists: Matt Herms, Andre Szymanowicz, and Kelsey Shannon
Letterer: Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics

This series is consistently great so it is always a joy when it is released every month. Everything comes together in this fifth issue to create yet another beautiful and terrifying comic book. Every person who worked on this issue should be proud for creating a comic book that perfectly fits into the horror and drama genres by doing so well at being scary and sad. 

One of my favorite things about this series is that it constantly reads and feels really good classic horror books and movies. The story has been amazing since the first issue even though it kind of stuck to some classic horror plots that we have seen before. That did not make the story bad at all, Frank Tieri still made it interesting. But now Tieri has beautiful woven together so many small stories into this one storyline that it is incredibly fresh and exciting and interesting. 

This fifth issue was probably the creepiest issue of the series and maybe even the most heartbreaking. I am always a fan of Jughead whenever I read anything Archie related, but in this series I find myself wanting to get behind him and encourage him so badly. Tieri knows how to write a melancholy story amongst a lot of gore. 

Once again, the artwork in this issue is gorgeous and terrifying. The first few pages that take place in Jughead’s bedroom are impressively detailed. Yes, the writing makes this such a scary and sad issue as I have said above. But the visuals that these artists have provided for us take those moments from scary and sad and makes them terrifying and devastating. My favorite part of the artwork in this issue has to be Veronica, because she looks horrifying and sexy at the same time. 

This issue is is amazing and there is nothing bad I could possibly say about it. I love the drama, I love the horror, I love the how beautiful the artwork is. Every little detail by every member of this team has wonderfully combined to make a great piece of artwork.   

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