Archie’s glowing new zombie series (my review here) made quite the splash last week, selling out on the retail level in under 5 hours at Diamond. In case you couldn’t snag a copy, “Afterlife with Archie” #1 will receive a second printing with a brand new cover from Francesco Francavilla. Moral of the story, if you want the book, order it from your LCS.
Official Press Release:
NEW YORK – October 14, 2013 – Afterlife with Archie, the brand new ongoing series written by Harvey award winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s The Stand) and Eisner award winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle) sold out in less than 5 hours at Diamond and will be immediately going back for a 2nd printing.
The highly anticipated horror series dominated New York Comic Con and has received rave reviews from notable comic and news sites including THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, USA TODAY, HUFFINGTON POST, FANGORIA MAGAZINE, IGN, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, NEWSARAMA, BLEEDING COOL, BLOODY DISGUSTING and many more.
“It is blood-soaked and wonderful” — Complex Magazine
“Afterlife With Archie #1 not only surpasses expectations, it’s one of the few truly scary comics in recent memory” — Comic Book Resources
“A genuinely terrifying horror comic that looks absolutely stunning” — IGN
“It’s everything about Archie taken to this moody, blood-soaked extreme, and Francavilla’s art hits that note with absolute perfection” — Comics Alliance
“Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa bridges the world of horror and Archie in a way you never thought possible” — Comic Vine
Series artist Francavilla created a special cover for the 2nd printing of Afterlife With Archie #1. The debut issue was the fastest selling Archie comic of all time and is Archie’s first direct market only series ever, taking the Archie characters in a dark, horror inspired direction.
**Archie Comics urges consumers to order Afterlife With Archie #1 and future issues through their local comic shop as the series has already generated buzz from all corners of the media and will continue to do so in the coming months with more sold out issues anticipated.
Afterlife with Archie, the most anticipated new horror series of 2013, is exclusively available at your local comic shop and digitally on the Afterlife with Archie App.