Can Reggie be redeemed? Whatever happened to Josie and the Pussycats? Take a look at the future of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE!

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9

BETTY: RIP Pt. 4, “The Trouble with Reggie.” The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge—and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends—or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all—is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: Dave Devries
On Sale Date: 5/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ON SALE 5/25!

 

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10

BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, “Interlude with the Pussycats” Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone—until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Variant Cover: Jim Balent
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Read the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA series by visiting a comic shop near you, the Archie Comics Online Store, or digitally on the Archie App!

SABRINA faces the Witches Council in CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #5, on sale 5/18!

The cult hit Archie Horror series returns on May 18th as Sabrina faces the Witches Council accused of crimes against the Church of Night!

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack conclude their first chilling story arc in epic fashion.

Be sure to let your local comic book shop know that you want a new issue of SABRINA or subscribe through the Archie Comics Online Store.

Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous—and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest. For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
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Sabrina #5 CVR B Variant: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 5/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Horror returns with AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 and SABRINA #5 — and a look toward the imprint’s future

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Archie Horror springs back to life this May, as the critically acclaimed and genre-defying CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA and AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series return to comic shops with brand new issues and more to come.

After much anticipation, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artists Francesco Francavilla and Robert Hack bring ARCHIE HORROR back from the brink.

The spotlight turns to Reggie, the instigator behind the zombie apocalypse that now threatens the entire planet, in AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9. Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla take us back to the fateful night that started everything and ask the question: is redemption possible for Reggie Mantle? Find out on June 1st when AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 returns to comic shops.

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #5, with raw and macabre artwork by artist Robert Hack, continues to pit the teenage witch against the deadly manipulations of Madame Satan. Still reeling from the fallout of her botched baptism and the fate of her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina faces her toughest challenge yet in the form of the Witches Council. Issue #5 hits comic shops on May 18th.

“There’s no excuse for late books, just apologies,” said Aguirre-Sacasa, promising additional issues of AFTERLIFE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA are in progress.

“We know how much these books mean to you—so thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with us through thick and thin.”

Read the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA series by visiting a comic shop near you, the Archie Comics Online Store, or digitally on the all new ARCHIE APP!

Superstar artist Robert Hack visits Philly for THE BLACK HOOD #8, Greg Scott takes on regular art duties with #9

THE BLACK HOOD #9 Promotional Image by Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick

THE BLACK HOOD #9 Promotional Image by Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick

The Black Hood’s return to the cruel and dangerous streets of Philadelphia continues as the critically acclaimed Dark Circle Comics series welcomes artists Robert Hack (CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA) and Greg Scott (Sam Hill, Strange Attractors) for the next chapters of “The Lonely Crusade.”

Robert Hack, artist of the hit Archie Horror series CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA joins writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, Canary) as the guest artist for January’s THE BLACK HOOD #8, bringing his twisted and grim style to the pages of Swierczynki’s crime noir thriller.

“We were honored and extremely lucky to have a talent like Michael Gaydos on art for six of the first seven issues of eight The Black Hood,” says Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura. “Robert, paired with our great series colorist, Kelly Fitzpatrick, keeps the book’s gritty, rough vibe but adds a layer of discomfort and uncertainty, which perfectly matches Duane’s brooding script.”

“Duane is doing some brilliant work and this script is a blast to draw,” said Hack. “Drawing two monthly comics at the same time — as daunting as that sounds, when the comics are this good, they are worth the inevitable ulcers.”

Greg Scott joins THE BLACK HOOD in February as the new regular series artist, jumping head-first into Officer Gregory Hettinger’s one man fight against a new criminal force known as The Crusaders.

“Greg maintains the dark, moody tone of the first seven issues while injecting his own detailed, noir style. I think fans will be very pleased with his work and we’re excited to get a nice, long run of work out of him and Duane,” Segura added.

THE BLACK HOOD #7 is on sale now from Dark Circle Comics, available at comic shops and on the new Archie Comics app for iOS. Look for THE BLACK HOOD #8 and #9 starting in January 2016.

THE BLACK HOOD #8

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 2” The Black Hood has tracked down the “Crusaders”—a mysterious group of vigilantes who have vowed to clean the “scum” off the streets of Philadelphia. But their first encounter leaves our man beaten, humbled… and hungry for payback. The Crusaders, however, have some payback of their own in mind. Especially when they stumble upon the Hood’s real identity… Artist extraordinaire ROBERT HACK (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The X-Files) as he takes over art duties in this special issue.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #8 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #8 CVR B Variant: Robert Hack
On Sale: 1/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE BLACK HOOD #9

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 3” An unlikely ally leads the Black Hood to the Crusaders’ secret lair—and what the Hood finds inside will shock you. If you thought the shotgun blast to the face in issue #1 was brutal, steel yourself for the savage hardboiled action of this one, folks. Nobody’s going to walk away clean… Join us as we welcome new series artist GREG SCOTT (Sam Hill, Strange Attractors) to THE BLACK HOOD.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #9 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #9 CVR B Variant: David Mack
On Sale: 2/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics partners with Madefire to launch new, groundbreaking digital comics app.

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iOS app combines a la carte and unlimited models with Android version to follow

New York, NY (November 12) – Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the most well-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, the Dark Circle heroes, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, announced today that it will relaunch its digital comics app in partnership with innovative technology company Madefire.

The new app, which goes live on iOS devices today, will feature a bold, streamlined storefront showcasing all of Archie’s diverse and top-selling titles, graphic novels and exclusive digital content, including the year’s biggest new comic books, ARCHIE by writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples and JUGHEAD by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Erica Henderson.

While many comic publishers have chosen to keep their buy-as-you-go and “unlimited” digital comics apps separate, the new Archie Comics app forges new ground by merging both—allowing fans to experience the many worlds and adventures of their favorite Archie titles under the convenient roof of one aesthetically pleasing and groundbreaking app. App users will be given the option to utilize the “Archie Unlimited” service, an “all you can read” option available exclusively through the new Archie Comics app.

“Archie has always been a leader—across the board, from the stories we publish to how we get the great content to our fans. Digital is a big part of this,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics Publisher/CEO. “I’m immensely proud of the new Archie app—it brings us to the forefront of the medium again, thanks to the sterling work of our partners at Madefire. This is a forward-looking, engaging and sleek app that will serve Archie and entertainment fans well, and is a perfect way to ring in Archie’s 75th anniversary.”

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“Jon and the team are re-inventing Archie and we’re very proud to be a part of that,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire’s CEO & Co-founder. “Having a direct distribution to their fans is vital for Archie to build on their loyal community. Using our Motion Book Publisher platform, Archie has control of their apps, storefront, and digital comic formats from PDF to fully immersive Motion Books, as well as a flexible model for pricing. It’s a new era for Archie.”

The app, which boasts an all-new comics reader showcasing an improved and fluid reading experience, will also give readers new navigation options—allowing fans to browse by imprint, series, best-sellers and most popular, in addition to the ability to search directly for comics of their choice.

In terms of content, the app will include comics and graphic novels from every Archie imprint, including the New Riverdale titles, traditional Archie stories, Archie Action’s Sonic and Mega Man series, Archie Horror and the company’s Dark Circle super hero books, eliminating the need for fans to switch between apps to fully enjoy the diverse and beloved Archie Comics experience. Additionally, the Archie Comics app will also feature a number of must-have exclusives for Archie fans, including the all-new PEP DIGITAL ongoing series of collections and a new line of DOLLAR DIGESTS.

The Crucible Continues in CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4, Available 7/29!

There are some things in this world that mortal eyes should never witness — that’s a lesson poor Harvey Kinkle will learn the hard way, when he makes the unfortunate mistake of intruding on the darkest of ceremonies — an offense that the witches’ coven takes very seriously. Though Harvey’s life hangs in the balance, it is the Spellman family that will come face-to-face with true evil. Indeed, the choices made by teen-witch-in-training Sabrina on this dread night will determine the fate of every living soul in Greendale.

What will happen to Harvey? Can Sabrina save her boyfriend from the witches of Greendale? Find out in the newest issue of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4, available July 29th, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with artwork by Robert Hack!

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Purchase a subscription or single issues of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA direct from Archie Comics.

Get the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 2nd Printing Variant on 6/10!

Did you miss out on AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 at your local comic shop? Grab the second printing featuring a spooky new cover by series artist Francesco Francavilla on June 10th!

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 2nd Printing Cover by Francesco Francavilla

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 2nd Printing Cover by Francesco Francavilla

To find AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator Service or order online from the Archie Comics Online Store!

Preview CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #3, On Sale 5/27!

It’s the night before Halloween and the night before Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday. When the blood moon and the lunar eclipse converge, Sabrina will enter the woods of Greendale and emerge as a fully baptized member of the Church of Night. Sabrina’s ascension won’t come without a cost, as Madam Satan conspires to make the lives of Sabrina, and everyone she loves, a living hell.

 

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Purchase a subscription or single issues of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA direct from Archie Comics.

 

Get the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2 2nd Printing Variant on 5/20!

Did you miss out on CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #2 at your local comic shop? Grab the second printing featuring a spooky new cover of the Spellman family by series artist Robert Hack on May 20th!

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To find CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator Service or order online from the Archie Comics Online Store! Don’t miss issue #3 when it hits stores on 5/27!

Preview Afterlife With Archie #8, On Sale Now!

The horror returns — AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 is on sale now at comic book stores everywhere!

Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Mary Andrews reveals the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse.

Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla bring the apocalypse to the world of Archie in a tale that is both gruesome and heartbreaking.

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Purchase AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 on ComiXology!

Purchase a subscription or single issues of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE direct from Archie Comics.