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Afterlife with Archie
     

Afterlife with Archie

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by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
 

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When Jughead's beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his furry best friend-Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he's not the same... and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave

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When Jughead's beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his furry best friend-Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he's not the same... and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang to try to escape from Riverdale!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 09/15/2014
Not parody but serious drama, this graphic novel casts off the typical Archie comic lightheartedness and goes deep into the gut. The art by Francavilla (The Black Beetle) carries this with black/red tones throughout and a gruesome face on the cover that can, unfortunately, only be Jughead's. The cartoonish big eyes are gone, and all characters are drawn with subdued and edgy realism. Upset over a rivalry with Moose for Midge's affections, Reggie runs over Jughead's dog. The distraught Jughead enlists teen witch Sabrina to bring the dead mutt back to life, but the dog reanimates as a zombie and bites his master. As a now-grisly Jughead and his pet spread the plague throughout Riverdale, all the teenagers' petty feuds and buried secrets come out of the closet, and they turn on one another in fear. Only Archie keeps his head and heart, trying to save as many lives as he can. VERDICT Paired with Francavilla's dead-on illustrations, the excellent writing from Aguirre-Sacasa (The Stand) brings constant surprises while confronting the dilemma of remaining humane through crisis. This story line skews older than other Archie titles and is best for teen through adult readers.—M.C.
From the Publisher

"Horror and Archie? Something this crazy could only happen in comic books." —BLOODY DISGUSTING

"Everything about this screams fun" —iFANBOY

"That kind of willingness to try something new with their established brand, tongue firmly between their teeth, is a rarity in today's market." —iFANBOY

"Looking forward to this particular apocalypse." —iFANBOY

"It's going to be an interesting ride." —BIG SHINY ROBOT

"I could not be more excited to see how young Mr. Andrews deals with trying to juggle two girlfriends and a ravenous  horde of zombies." —COMICS ALLIANCE

"It's exactly what Riverdale needed." –DEADLINE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619889347
Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
573,075
File size:
140 MB
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Meet the Author

ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer. In television, he was a writer on the HBO series BIG LOVE for three years, and is currently a writer/producer on GLEE. For Marvel Comics, he has written SPIDER-MAN, NIGHTCRAWLER, THE FANTASTIC FOUR (winning a Harvey Award for MK 4), and many others, and also adapted Stephen King's epic novel THE STAND into a best-selling 30-issue series. His accomplishments in the theater world include over fifteen plays produced around the world; on Broadway, he was part of the team brought on to revamp SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK. For film, he has written the new 2013 CARRIE, based on the Brian DePalma classic, and a remake of the cult classic THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, both for MGM. For Warner Brothers, he has written a new version of the horror musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and is writing the live-action adaptation of ARCHIE.

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Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
raffaman1 More than 1 year ago
Amazing and very entertaining. Great story. Was hooked from the cover page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read & something I wasn't expecting when told about. I am glad I purchased this but now I seem to be confused as to how to get the rest of the collection. I purchased the second thinking it will pick up where this one left off. Nope, it's the second in the series. I like the one that are grouped into a collection of 1-4 and so forth. Which one is next in this as the titles are mixed and you can't get any info from reading the brief on the story.
kdawg More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing in everything from the outstanding artwork to the surprisingly emotional story. It's the Archie gang like you've never seen them before, and I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised by Afterlife with Archie.
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When did Archie turn dark