Archie Comics Releasing NOT For All Ages Horror Series
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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.
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