Archie Comics Releasing NOT For All Ages Horror Series

Jughead Zombie

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In a totally unexpected (at least for me) but surprisingly hilarious move, Archie Comics will run a new "alternate universe" series in which the town of Riverdale is plagued by flesh-hungry zombies. It's called Afterlife With Archie. Here's some more info from the series' official website:

Acclaimed Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s (Stephen King’s Carrie) jaw-dropping script comes to undead life with the help of Eisner award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Guardians of the Galaxy) who deftly injects horror and fear into the once idyllic, safe town of Riverdale.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE hits comic shops Oct. 9 and will be Archie’s first direct market only, NOT for all ages, horror title.

I've always imagined Archie Comics as this squeaky-clean narrative with 50s-era good morals and all that, but this proves the creators do have a dark side and a sense of humor. Also, Archie was one of the first series to introduce a recurring gay character, Kevin Keller. So, yeah, not so rooted in the 50s, I guess.

Check out the trailer for Afterlife With Archie below, and be sure to tell us what you think about the new series.

Image of The Best of Archie Comics
Author: Archie Superstars
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Publisher: Archie Comics (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 416 pages

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list August 11, 2013 - 12:43am

I used to buy Archie comics, and loved them. I'm pretty sure I still have them in a box in storage. This is kind of a cool idea, but I'm not sure how I'm really feeling about it. I love The Walking Dead and I love Archie, but I don't know if I'd love a hybrid. Guess I'll have to check it out. I wonder if they're going to be expensive. The beauty of Archie, when I was buying them in the 90s, is that you got several comics per digest for a couple bucks.