AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 SELLS OUT
From the official press release:
Afterlife with Archie Issue One Sells Out
NEW YORK – October 9, 2013 – Archie Comics is proud to announce the selling out of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1, the debut issue of the ongoing horror series by Harvey award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s The Stand) and Eisner award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Guardians of the Galaxy). The most talked about launch of the year, Afterlife with Archie explores what would happen if the zombie apocalypse began in Archie’s hometown of Riverdale and the results are horrifying.
The issue has received widespread coverage from THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, DEADLINE, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, TODAY, NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, HUFFINGTON POST, ABC NEWS, MSN, LA TIMES, USA TODAY, COMPLEX MAGAZINE, MTV, BUZZFEED, YAHOO NEWS, FANGORIA MAGAZINE, BLOODY DISGUSTING, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, COMICS ALLIANCE, COMIC VINE, KOTAKU, NEWSARAMA, BLEEDING COOL, FEARNET, and many more.
Afterlife with Archie owes this victory to its loyal fans, the supportive retailers who jumped on board, plus the deadly combination of the creative team Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla for making this a tremendous success.
“Working with Roberto and Francesco on Afterlife has been an incredible experience,” said Archie Comics Publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “Our expectations at Archie are always extremely high but the work they’ve done in bringing Afterlife with Archie alive has exceeded them. Thank you to all the retailers and fans for supporting Archie’s first ever direct market only comic book.”
Aguirre-Sacasa is also scripting the highly publicized live-action Archie feature film, previously announced in DEADLINE. Francavilla won an Eisner last year for best cover artist in part for his work on Archie Meets KISS, which lead to the creation of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE.
Afterlife with Archie, the most anticipated new horror series of 2013, is exclusively available at your local comic shop and digitally on the Afterlife with Archie App.