With Vampironica, Archie Horror is doing something that feels a little different. It almost feels like they're creating a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic. The difference is that our protagonist is a vampire. I enjoyed the first issue more than I thought I would. When the second issue arrived in my inbox, I immediately gave it a read. NOTICE: There may be a minor spoiler or two in this review.
Archie Comics has a new addition to the Archie Horror line among its new releases this week, Vampironica. I shared an early look at it a month ago. I was excited at the time, and upon reading the preview Archie Comics sent out, I am still excited. Why, do you ask?
Megan and Greg Smallwood are behind the latest addition to Archie's Horror line, Vampironica. In this story, Veronica becomes a vampire and has to deal with a monster invasion of Riverdale. Fans of Greg Smallwood's art for Marvel should love this book, as the art is the great quality you've come to expect from him.
It's a long wait between issues in the Archie Horror line, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is no exception. If there is one rule in comics, it's that if you're going to make your readers wait, then it better be worth it. So far, Sabrina has been worth it, but it seems to moving very slow. Last issue promised the return of Sabrina's father, this issue delivers his story.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina has been building to the Witch War, and it's almost arrived! The Archie Horror title has been a favorite of ours here since it first arrived last year. Despite delays, interest has apparently been kept as alive as something in a horror book could be. Now the story that has been slowly building through five issues will reach a boiling point in Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina #7.
After many months of waiting, the two Archie Horror titles will return with new issues in May and June. The imprint is not dead, and rises like the undead with new issues. There's even preview pages included in the announcement from Archie.
With the press release about Robert Hack providing guest art on Black Hood #8, we also got a preview of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #5. Robert Hack's art on the series has been very impressive and maintaining a mood while not defying the feel established in Afterlife With Archie. Check out the solicitation and preview art below.
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.
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.