Archie Comics keeps doing a better and better job of updating their line of comics. It all started with Afterlife With Archie. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina continues this trend of taking old characters and updating them. We've yet to see the two books crossover, but it's beginning to look like a matter of time before it happens.
There's been a lot of speculation about Archie Comics Riverdale relaunch. There were fears that it would turn into a grim and gritty reboot, on par with the infamous Fan Film Trailer made by Point Blank Creative in 2011. However, Mark Waid had a reputation that didn't match those fears, and artist Fiona Staples has the brightest style, even when illustrating very dark scenes. I'll address the tone of the new series and the overall quality of the book. CAUTION: There may be SPOILERS ahead, despite my best efforts to avoid them.
Along with the preview for Archie #1 came a gallery of the various variant covers for the premier issue. For your enjoyment, here is a full gallery including the retailer variants we shared a few weeks ago.
Archie #1 is coming, and while Archie Comics was trying to make the month a big launch of three new Riverdale titles, they're still committing heavily to the flagship title, by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. As with any big launch, there are retailer exclusive variants. Check them out below.
Archie caught hell for their Kickstarter last week, but it hasn't stopped them from continuing their Horror line, one of the best things to come out of Archie in recent years. The second book in that line, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, came for me after what I could only perceive as a lackluster week where only a handful of comics seemed to be worth the time it took to read them, much less the money being asked for in the cover price. I was ready for I book I have liked in the past to give me another installment of some enjoyable reading.
I've heard a lot about Afterlife With Archie, and have been enjoying the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina a little, so when the opportunity came to review the latest issue of the series that launched the Archie Horror line, I couldn't resist, despite my usual disdain for zombies.
It's been a while since the first issue, but when I saw the preview copy arrive for the second, I was certain to sit down and read it right away. I'm hoping that the Archie Horror line sticks around, but dread the inevitable Josie and the Pussycats title, although if they do it, I'm betting on some type of were-cats.
Those of you who like variant covers, especially variant covers by great artists are in for a treat from Archie Comics, as the relaunch Archie with a new first issue featuring variant covers from some of the best artists in comics today! Keep reading for the official press release and the covers.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art by Robert Hack, Jack Morelli Cover by Robert Hack Rosemary’s Baby Variant Cover: Robert Hack FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ Released 10/8/2014 SOLICITATION: Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young
This book is not only twisted, it is a lot of fun. Definitely not for kids but adults will get a kick out of this. Check out a special sneak preview of issue 6! The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become ground-zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been