Afterlife With Archie receives more end of the year accolades
SALON compiled their list of the 10 Best Superhero Comics of 2013, and while Afterlife isn’t a superhero comic, it still got a special nod:
You need to get “Afterlife with Archie,”an insane look at what would happen if the zombie apocalypse struck in Riverdale. As with everything he does, Francavilla creates mood and tone with his expressive characters and muted colors. Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa somehow strikes the right tone between horror and humor. If this were a list of the best comics of the year rather than the best superhero comics, I’d probably put “Afterlife with Archie” at the top.
Additionally, Afterlife With Archie also made it in the top 50 of CBR’s Top 100 Comics of 2013:
The most impressive Archie book in recent memory, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla’s ‘Afterlife With Archie’ is an incredible departure from every other title in the publisher’s massive library. Aguirre-Sacasa’s incredible horror script combined with Francavilla’s evocative artwork is a perfect match, making ‘Afterlife With Archie’ the biggest surprise must-read series of 2013.
See even more praise for Afterlife With Archie here. And pick up the second printing of issue #2 on January 1, 2014, just in time to prep you for the all new issue #3 on sale January 8, 2013.