One of the more interesting of the bunch is Afterlife With Archie, a book that takes our beloved Riverdale gang and drops them into the middle of a macabre horror story, far removed from the malt shop merriment Archie, Jughead, and company are so usually assorted with.
Beginning with a distraught Jughead appearing in the middle of the night at the doorstep of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, begging for mystical assistance in saving his beloved pup Hotdog after a late night run-in with a vehicle (later revealed to be driven by a familiar face to Archie readers). What follows is equal parts Romero and Pet Sematary, with artwork by Francesco Francavilla all draped in dark black, orange, and purple hues that evoke a very specific, spooky vibe.
Writer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa pulls no punches in giving a story that in no way belongs on the kiddie rack. In an interview with the New York Daily News he explained his ambitions with the story; “It’s a hardcore horror book,” said Aguirre-Sacasa, a Harvey Award-winning writer who melded his personal interests and horror obsessions into influences for the book. “This is why I was meant to do comics.”
If you’ve never read an Archie book, don’t worry, this book reads well as a straightforward horror comic. If you’re a fan of the Archie pantheon however, every page packs an extra punch. As far as Halloween horror comics go, Afterlife With Archie is the one to beat.
It’s Friday. Time for the final installment of the costume showcase theme. I’ve saved…whatever I had left for last.
You know the drill by now. I hope.
Costume showcase continues today. I wish I had something more witty to throw up here as a lead-in but unfortunately I’ve exhausted most of my brainpower just trying to find the pictures.
And the fun continues here with more costumes and whatnot. I’ve spent countless hours trying to find pictures worthy of this event! I deserve your adulation.
You know what’s this week? Halloween. That’s right. The yearly excuse for ladies to choose a profession and somehow make it sexy for a costume. I’ve been hard at work for my costume, thought it’ll be anything but sexy. Anyhow, in the spirit of the season I’ve decided to showcase some awesome cosplay, which has become a staple of this here blog. Hope you enjoy it!