Archie Horror Returns In May

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.

It should be pointed out that the long wait has been acknowledged by Archie Comics, especially writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is quoted in the press release, “There’s no excuse for late books, just apologies,” promising additional issues of AFTERLIFE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA are in progress, “We know how much these books mean to you—so thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with us through thick and thin.”

The title that helped redefine Archie Comics as a publisher It’ll be over a year between issues of Afterlife with Archie. With a spotlight on Reggie Mantle, the one person responsible for the zombie apocalypse, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla tell the story of the fateful night that everything started to go wrong in Riverdale. However, despite everything that’s happened, can Reggie be redeemed?


Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
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Afterlife with Archie #9 CVR B Variant: Dave Devries
On Sale Date: 6/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BETTY: RIP Pt. 4, “The Trouble with Reggie.” The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge—and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends—or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all—is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.

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Next we have the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, which has helped turn a character that people remember from a cafe for children TV series or even safer classic comic book series into something truly terrifying, even including a classic, Golden Age character named Madame Satan. the previous issue saw her chances for a normal life ruined by Madame Satan’s manipulation of her boyfriend, which didn’t end well for him.

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Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Sabrina #5 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack
Sabrina #5 CVR B Variant: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 5/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous—and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest. For TEEN+ readers.

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If that isn’t enough, Archie Comics even sent over some pencils for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6! If you’re a fan of the process behind drawing comics, then enjoy! Then let your local comic shop know to hold copies of these books for you in May and June!

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