Afterlife with Archie is back from the dead! After a very long hiatus, the 9th issue of this cult favorite is finally on sale next Wednesday. After a delay of a year while writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa worked on the Ruverdale TV show (just slated for Fall) the book that kills Riverdale’s finest and brings them back as shambling horrors has returned. And you know what? It still looks very very good. This issue explores whether Reggie can ever be redeemed.
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
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