Archie Horror Returns in May!
Archie horror returns in May with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #5 on sale May 18th followed by Afterlife with Archie #9 on sale June 1st! Both of these titles have been missing in action since last May and July respectively. Archie Creative Chief Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing both titles with Francesco Francavilla on art for Afterlife With Archie and Robert Hack on art for Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.
In a great article over at Vulture along with some exclusive interior artwork previews, Aguirre-Sacasa apologizes for the delay and says his work on the upcoming Riverdale TV series is the reason for the delay. I usually am not very forgiving on late books but for these two titles I will cut him some slack just like I did for Neil Gaiman on the Sandman mini-series. Such quality storytelling and artwork deserve the benefit of the doubt and a second chance. I had all but given up hope for both of these titles to continue and to find out that they are coming out again really makes my day.
In the meantime if you haven’t read Afterlife With Archie yet you can check out the Afterlife with Archie Volume 1 TPB which collects the first five issues of this amazing horror comic. We try our best to keep it in stock which it is as of this writing.
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A) Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli (CA) Francesco Francavilla
If you haven’t discovered Archie’s Afterlife with Archie yet, the PREVIEWS Exclusive cover is now in its final printing, and the regular edition is back in stock with a new printing! When Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his canine companion – Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same – and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie and the gang to try to escape Riverdale! Collects issues 1-5 featuring the first storyline “Escape from Riverdale” from the new ongoing TEEN+ comic book horror series Afterlife with Archie.
Here are the covers for Afterlife with Archie #9 and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #5
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla (Variant CA) Dave Devries
Archie Horror returns in May! “Betty: RIP,” Part 4. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends – or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all-is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A) Robert Hack, Jack Morelli (CA) Robert Hack
Archie Horror returns in May! Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous – and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest. For TEEN+ readers.