"Afterlife with Archie" Teams Francavilla & Aguirre-Sacasa for Archie Zombie Tale

Tue, June 11th, 2013 at 1:01pm PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

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This fall, superstar artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, The Black Beetle) will join Harvey award winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (MGM’s Carrie, The Town that Dreaded Sundown) on the highly anticipated ongoing horror series, Afterlife with Archie.

Francavilla won Best Cover Artist at the Eisners last year, in part, for his work on the covers for another high profile crossover, Archie Meets KISS. This will be his first interior work on an Archie title.

Aguirre-Sacasa just wrapped up his last Archie project, the epic 4-part Archie Meets Glee crossover, and was recently announced as the screenwriter for the upcoming live action Archie movie from Warner Bros.

Archie Comics will distribute Afterlife with Archie as a direct market only series, which sees a strong departure from typical Archie storylines. The zombie apocalypse begins in Riverdale on October 9th.

ABOUT ARCHIE COMICS:
Archie Comics is one of the leading mass market comic book publishers in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The New Crusaders, The Shield, Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 1.5 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music in various popular incarnations.

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