Archie Horror Titles Slated For Summer Return

Mon, February 15th, 2016 at 9:12am PST | Updated: February 15th, 2016 at 9:14am

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"Afterlife with Archie" #9 cover by Francesco Francavilla
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"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #5 cover by Robert Hack

The Archie Horror Line will soon shamble back into comic book stores. Vulture has learned that Archie Comics' "Afterlife with Archie" and "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" series will release new issues this summer after being on hiatus since May and July of 2015, respectively. The series will return this summer, with "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #5 arriving on May 18 and "Afterlife with Archie" #9 hitting stores on June 1.

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said that his work on the pilot for the CW's Archie television series "Riverdale" caused delays in the series. Aguirre-Sacasa's statement reads:

"After a too long delay, Archie Horror is back from near-death, with a new issue of 'Afterlife with Archie' and a new issue of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.' With follow-up issues already in process! There’s no excuse for late books, just apologies. It’s been a humbling -- and busy -- few months. I’ve been working on our soon-to-be filmed television pilot 'Riverdale,' which will bring our favorite characters to life for the first time in … decades, maybe? Again, that’s not an excuse, just something that’s been taking up a lot of time and energy. But … we’re back! And, as always, Francesco Francavilla and Robert Hack are doing the work of their careers. We know how much these books mean to you -- so thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with us through thick and thin. You’re the best fans in the world, is the truth, and hopefully we can serve you on a more consistent schedule over the next few months."

Covers and interior art from Francesco Francavilla and Robert Hack's work on the return issues can be seen below.

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Interior artwork from "Afterlife with Archie" #9 by Francesco Francavilla
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Interior artwork from "Afterlife with Archie" #9 by Francesco Francavilla
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Interior artwork from "Afterlife with Archie" #9 by Francesco Francavilla
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Interior artwork from "Afterlife with Archie" #9 by Francesco Francavilla
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"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #5 cover by Robert Hack
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Interior artwork from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #5 by Robert Hack
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Interior artwork from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #5 by Robert Hack
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Interior artwork from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #5 by Robert Hack

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