Superstar artist Robert Hack visits Philly for THE BLACK HOOD #8, Greg Scott takes on regular art duties with #9

THE BLACK HOOD #9 Promotional Image by Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick

THE BLACK HOOD #9 Promotional Image by Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick

The Black Hood’s return to the cruel and dangerous streets of Philadelphia continues as the critically acclaimed Dark Circle Comics series welcomes artists Robert Hack (CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA) and Greg Scott (Sam Hill, Strange Attractors) for the next chapters of “The Lonely Crusade.”

Robert Hack, artist of the hit Archie Horror series CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA joins writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, Canary) as the guest artist for January’s THE BLACK HOOD #8, bringing his twisted and grim style to the pages of Swierczynki’s crime noir thriller.

“We were honored and extremely lucky to have a talent like Michael Gaydos on art for six of the first seven issues of eight The Black Hood,” says Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura. “Robert, paired with our great series colorist, Kelly Fitzpatrick, keeps the book’s gritty, rough vibe but adds a layer of discomfort and uncertainty, which perfectly matches Duane’s brooding script.”

“Duane is doing some brilliant work and this script is a blast to draw,” said Hack. “Drawing two monthly comics at the same time — as daunting as that sounds, when the comics are this good, they are worth the inevitable ulcers.”

Greg Scott joins THE BLACK HOOD in February as the new regular series artist, jumping head-first into Officer Gregory Hettinger’s one man fight against a new criminal force known as The Crusaders.

“Greg maintains the dark, moody tone of the first seven issues while injecting his own detailed, noir style. I think fans will be very pleased with his work and we’re excited to get a nice, long run of work out of him and Duane,” Segura added.

THE BLACK HOOD #7 is on sale now from Dark Circle Comics, available at comic shops and on the new Archie Comics app for iOS. Look for THE BLACK HOOD #8 and #9 starting in January 2016.

THE BLACK HOOD #8

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 2” The Black Hood has tracked down the “Crusaders”—a mysterious group of vigilantes who have vowed to clean the “scum” off the streets of Philadelphia. But their first encounter leaves our man beaten, humbled… and hungry for payback. The Crusaders, however, have some payback of their own in mind. Especially when they stumble upon the Hood’s real identity… Artist extraordinaire ROBERT HACK (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The X-Files) as he takes over art duties in this special issue.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #8 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #8 CVR B Variant: Robert Hack
On Sale: 1/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE BLACK HOOD #9

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 3” An unlikely ally leads the Black Hood to the Crusaders’ secret lair—and what the Hood finds inside will shock you. If you thought the shotgun blast to the face in issue #1 was brutal, steel yourself for the savage hardboiled action of this one, folks. Nobody’s going to walk away clean… Join us as we welcome new series artist GREG SCOTT (Sam Hill, Strange Attractors) to THE BLACK HOOD.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #9 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #9 CVR B Variant: David Mack
On Sale: 2/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics partners with Madefire to launch new, groundbreaking digital comics app.

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iOS app combines a la carte and unlimited models with Android version to follow

New York, NY (November 12) – Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the most well-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, the Dark Circle heroes, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, announced today that it will relaunch its digital comics app in partnership with innovative technology company Madefire.

The new app, which goes live on iOS devices today, will feature a bold, streamlined storefront showcasing all of Archie’s diverse and top-selling titles, graphic novels and exclusive digital content, including the year’s biggest new comic books, ARCHIE by writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples and JUGHEAD by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Erica Henderson.

While many comic publishers have chosen to keep their buy-as-you-go and “unlimited” digital comics apps separate, the new Archie Comics app forges new ground by merging both—allowing fans to experience the many worlds and adventures of their favorite Archie titles under the convenient roof of one aesthetically pleasing and groundbreaking app. App users will be given the option to utilize the “Archie Unlimited” service, an “all you can read” option available exclusively through the new Archie Comics app.

“Archie has always been a leader—across the board, from the stories we publish to how we get the great content to our fans. Digital is a big part of this,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics Publisher/CEO. “I’m immensely proud of the new Archie app—it brings us to the forefront of the medium again, thanks to the sterling work of our partners at Madefire. This is a forward-looking, engaging and sleek app that will serve Archie and entertainment fans well, and is a perfect way to ring in Archie’s 75th anniversary.”

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“Jon and the team are re-inventing Archie and we’re very proud to be a part of that,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire’s CEO & Co-founder. “Having a direct distribution to their fans is vital for Archie to build on their loyal community. Using our Motion Book Publisher platform, Archie has control of their apps, storefront, and digital comic formats from PDF to fully immersive Motion Books, as well as a flexible model for pricing. It’s a new era for Archie.”

The app, which boasts an all-new comics reader showcasing an improved and fluid reading experience, will also give readers new navigation options—allowing fans to browse by imprint, series, best-sellers and most popular, in addition to the ability to search directly for comics of their choice.

In terms of content, the app will include comics and graphic novels from every Archie imprint, including the New Riverdale titles, traditional Archie stories, Archie Action’s Sonic and Mega Man series, Archie Horror and the company’s Dark Circle super hero books, eliminating the need for fans to switch between apps to fully enjoy the diverse and beloved Archie Comics experience. Additionally, the Archie Comics app will also feature a number of must-have exclusives for Archie fans, including the all-new PEP DIGITAL ongoing series of collections and a new line of DOLLAR DIGESTS.

The Crucible Continues in CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4, Available 7/29!

There are some things in this world that mortal eyes should never witness — that’s a lesson poor Harvey Kinkle will learn the hard way, when he makes the unfortunate mistake of intruding on the darkest of ceremonies — an offense that the witches’ coven takes very seriously. Though Harvey’s life hangs in the balance, it is the Spellman family that will come face-to-face with true evil. Indeed, the choices made by teen-witch-in-training Sabrina on this dread night will determine the fate of every living soul in Greendale.

What will happen to Harvey? Can Sabrina save her boyfriend from the witches of Greendale? Find out in the newest issue of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4, available July 29th, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with artwork by Robert Hack!

Find Archie Comics at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator Service!

Purchase a subscription or single issues of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA direct from Archie Comics.

Get the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 2nd Printing Variant on 6/10!

Did you miss out on AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 at your local comic shop? Grab the second printing featuring a spooky new cover by series artist Francesco Francavilla on June 10th!

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 2nd Printing Cover by Francesco Francavilla

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 2nd Printing Cover by Francesco Francavilla

To find AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator Service or order online from the Archie Comics Online Store!

Preview CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #3, On Sale 5/27!

It’s the night before Halloween and the night before Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday. When the blood moon and the lunar eclipse converge, Sabrina will enter the woods of Greendale and emerge as a fully baptized member of the Church of Night. Sabrina’s ascension won’t come without a cost, as Madam Satan conspires to make the lives of Sabrina, and everyone she loves, a living hell.

 

Find Archie Comics at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator Service!

Purchase a subscription or single issues of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA direct from Archie Comics.

 

Get the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2 2nd Printing Variant on 5/20!

Did you miss out on CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #2 at your local comic shop? Grab the second printing featuring a spooky new cover of the Spellman family by series artist Robert Hack on May 20th!

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To find CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator Service or order online from the Archie Comics Online Store! Don’t miss issue #3 when it hits stores on 5/27!

Preview Afterlife With Archie #8, On Sale Now!

The horror returns — AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 is on sale now at comic book stores everywhere!

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, Mary Andrews reveals the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse.

Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla bring the apocalypse to the world of Archie in a tale that is both gruesome and heartbreaking.

Find Archie Comics at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator Service!

Purchase AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 on ComiXology!

Purchase a subscription or single issues of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE direct from Archie Comics.

Preview The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2, On Sale April 15th!

The much anticipated second issue of the new Archie Horror series lands in comic book stores on April 15th!

Discover the secret history of Madam Satan and learn how her dark past is connected to Sabrina’s family in the newest spine-tingling issue by writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack!

Find Archie Comics at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator Service!

Purchase a subscription or single issues of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA direct from Archie Comics.

 

ARCHIE COMICS ANNOUNCES ARCHIE HORROR IMPRINT, REVEALS RELEASE DATES FOR SABRINA #2 & AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 Cover by Francesco Francavilla

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa speaks with Entertainment Weekly

Archie Comics is proud to announce that the acclaimed AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA series will be returning — under the new ARCHIE HORROR imprint — to comic store shelves this Spring. The new release dates were revealed, along with exclusive artwork, in an  interview with Entertainment Weekly by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and AFTERLIFE and SABRINA writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

SABRINA #2 Cover by Robert Hack

SABRINA #2 Cover by Robert Hack

The much-anticipated second issue of THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA by Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack will be hitting store shelves on April 15th, followed by AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 — an issue inspired by “The Shining” — by Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla on May 6th.

Aguirre-Sacasa also teased the debut of a third series in the Archie Horror line, “[The Archie Horror books] have prompted the best work of our careers,” says Aguirre-Sacasa. “To take these iconic characters and reimagine them and place them in situations they’ve never been in before—it’s a blast, and I’m glad people are responding to it.”

Get your first look inside the pages of SABRINA #2 and AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 at Entertainment Weekly and follow @ArchieHorror, @SabrinaHorror and @AfterlifeArchie on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and updates.

To find AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and SABRINA at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator Service.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7 2ND PRINTING ON SALE NOW

Look for AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7 2ND PRINTING VARIANT by artist Francesco Francavilla, in stores now!

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To find AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator Service or order online from the Archie Comics Online Store!

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