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.
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.
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“Let’s give it up for the return of “Afterlife with Archie” because folks, this is one hell of a series”
“Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla have created a wonderful new comic world that manages to punch you in the gut with each emotional development”
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“Aguirre-Sacasa and Francavilla have thus far proven to be the best pairing in contemporary comics”
Following on the critical success of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teams up with superstar artist Robert Hack to bring a new level of terror and torment to Archie Comics with THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA.
“This is fully a horror story… and it’s really epic,” explained Aguirre-Sacasa.
“It starts when Sabrina’s a baby and just keeps going, so the canvas is bigger. Sabrina is the most powerful character in the Archie universe, so let’s really explore that power, and how difficult it would be for someone to control it while they’re coming-of-age…”
SABRINA #1 is rated TEEN+ and goes on sale October 8 at comic book stores and digitally.
Popular website Slate gave an extremely positive review of Afterlife With Archie, saying (among other things) “it’s a mash-up for the ages.”
Don’t forget — Afterlife With Archie #5 is on sale now!
The Afterlife With Archie team shared some exclusive goodness with popular comic site Bleeding Cool — including a quote from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and a sketch from Francesco Francavilla featuring Archie and the heroic Vegas. See what the critically-acclaimed creators gave the site in advance of issue #5.
The hour draws closer — Afterlife With Archie #5 hits shelves tomorrow!
Afterlife With Archie’s award-winning creative team were interviewed by girl geek culture site The Mary Sue on the origins, success and future of the horror title. Learn everything about Afterlife, and stay sharp for a tease to issue #6!
Issue #5 is just around the corner…
Comicosity interviewed both Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla about their smash-hit horror series. Look out for some issue #5 teases, and get ready for the finale of “Escape from Riverdale.”
Only one more day until Afterlife With Archie #5 is here.
USA Today previewed some exclusive Afterlife With Archie #5 pages, while discussing the legacy Archie’s biggest foray into horror has quickly created. See what writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla have to say about the critically-acclaimed series, and take a peek at the newest pages to be revealed.
Afterlife With Archie #5 arrives in two days.
BuzzFeed wonders “Can Riverdale Survive Afterlife With Archie?” while debuting several pages from the upcoming Afterlife With Archie #5. Check out the latest images from the issue, and read the creative team’s exclusive quotes on the series.
Afterlife With Archie #5 hits stores on May 14th.