AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE
Escape from Riverdale
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
I grew up devouring Archie comics. Reading Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica's antics was a huge part of my childhood. So I was thrilled to find out that my favorite cartoon teenagers from Riverdale have an entire universe where they're pitted against hordes of the undead!
Afterlife with Archie is a fantastic, lengthy read, and a great addition to any zombie book collection. Obviously, this is a way more mature take on the Archie mythos than the regular comics, sort of midway between the original comics and the Riverdale TV adaptation. It's bloody, violent and quite dark. But the authors still manage to retain all the usual fun Archie dynamics, from the eternal Archie-Betty-Veronica love triangle, to Moose and Midge's complicated relationship, to Reggie's predictable troublemaking antics. All the usual characters are there, including Mr. Lodge, Mr. Weatherby, Pops, Big Ethel and many more. You even get a cameo from Sabrina the teenage witch!
Along with lots and lots and LOTS of flesh-eating zombies. Consider yourself warned. Not everybody makes it out of this zompoc alive.
I really enjoyed this read. I highly recommend it to anybody who loved Archie comics, and who also happen to dig zombie stories.
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