If you don’t keep up with the ever-changing world of comic books, you may not realize that the ARCHIE comic has gone through a major overhaul. The biggest difference is that it is now a horror title. I already covered the upcoming ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO title being released on July 22, 2015, but there are other really fun horror-themed ARCHIE comics as well. In May we saw the first issue of ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, and just recently issue #8 of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE went on sale. Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla collaborate to bring the apocalypse to the world of ARCHIE that is both gruesome and heartbreaking. Seriously, this is a great comic!! Check out the plot crunch:
“A Ghost Story.” Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse.
You can check out the cover artwork above and the variant artwork, as well as some pages from the comic, below. I bought my copy today and I can’t recommend this book enough!!