This week, Archie Comics announced the adventures of Vampironica, a blood-sucking take on the richest girl in Riverdale.  This joins Archie’s adventures in a zombie apocalypse, Jughead’s separate adventures howling at the moon, another separate take where Sabrina lives in a retro world of baroque witchy intrigue and so on.  Horror comics are nothing new under the sun, having been around since the earliest days of comics, but today’s mash-up culture has given us a whole new crop combining the tropes of classic terror tales with extant properties, such as the occasionally hilarious horror spin-off, Marvel Zombies and the seedier sides of the New 52, leading to today’s chilling adventures of query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will still never forgive DC editorial for what the New 52 did to The Question, asking: Which of your favorite shows, worlds or properties is ripest for a horror spin-off?


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  1. I don’t know what to say anymore, because they did one with Archie and made it work. Maybe Event Horizon type space horror Star Trek episode or movie.

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