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Just when you thought you'd seen all the zombie stories you could possible see, the undead comes to Riverdale. That's right. It's Archie...with zombies. Afterlife with Archie will kick off in late 2013 written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the man behind the recent Archie Meets Glee crossover. The idea with this new series is to take these characters somewhere they've never been: The grave and back.
“Afterlife with Archie combines two of my great passions: Archie comics and horror comics,” said Aguirre-Sacasa. “This series came out of conversations with Jon [Goldwater], asking questions like, ‘what if the Archie characters found themselves in a Stephen King novel like The Stand or a Sam Raimi movie like The Evil Dead?’ Could we pull that off, tonally? We’re really going for it. The first arc is called ‘Escape from Riverdale.’ The second arc is called, brace yourself, ‘Betty RIP.’ Of course, all the horror stuff will be balanced by elements that are quintessentially Archie.”
I don't think I've ever actually read an Archie comic in my life. The comic never really appealed to me. I'm getting somewhat burned out by the zombie craze as of late. Afterlife with Archie could be a unique take on it, but it could just be a re-hash of Marvel Zombies.
What do you think of Afterlife with Archie? Which Archie character would be the first to fall to the plague?
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