With the phenomenal success of Afterlife with Archie, the story of how the zombie apocalypse overruns Riverdale, Archie Comics has given a green light to the development of a new Sabrina Horror Comic.
The new comic series is set to debut in October, and will feature the teenage witch back during the classic 1960’s period. Sabrina will face all kinds of horrors, and the creators promise it will be an even darker comic than Afterlife with Archie. In this article from USA Today by Brian Truitt, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says “It’s a story about witches and witchcraft, demonology and occultism, so yes, the ‘monsters’ are going to be more diabolical. The horror renaissance that Afterlife kicked off led directly to Sabrina and gave the creative team permission to try new things and veer in darker directions with Archie’s iconic players.” See the article for the full story.
Sabrina will feature series artist Robert Hack and with variant covers by Francesco Francavilla.
If you’ve been reading Afterlife with Archie, then you know that the zombie apocalypse is set off by the young witch herself, who is then removed from the series by being locked in some sort of hell/purgatory until she learns not to mess with life and death by her aunts. The moment her aunts revealed themselves as hideous crones was when you first realize that this Archie comic was changing all the rules.
The first TPB collecting the first five issues of Afterlife was just released
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 canine companion—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 and the gang to try to escape Riverdale! Collects issues 1-5 featuring the first storyline “Escape from Riverdale” from the new ongoing TEEN+ comic book horror series Afterlife with Archie.