Monday, February 15, 2016

Archie Comics: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and SABRINA Returning in Summer 2016

Nearly one year ago, Archie Comics announced the launch of its Archie Horror imprint. They also apologized for the chronic tardiness of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA and promised to do better:
I could give you a dozen excuses, and none of them are really good. We really really wanted to launch the book at New York Comic-Con because it was close to Halloween. In retrospect, we should’ve delayed the launch to get a few issues in the can,” says Aguirre-Sacasa. “there’s no excuse, and there will never be a delay like there was been between Sabrina 1 and 2. Like, never. We are very, very lucky that we have an incredibly passionate and understanding fan base that is eager for the book.
Archie Comics managed to publish a new issue of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE in May 2015 and SABRINA in July 2015, but nothing since then. I've told online friends repeatedly that I have stopped anticipating new issues of these books.

Archie Horror fans were issued a second apology earlier today, along with promises by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa that these two comic books will be published very soon:
After a too long delay, Archie Horror is back from near-death, with a new issue of Afterlife with Archie and a new issue of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. With follow-up issues already in process! There’s no excuse for late books, just apologies. It’s been a humbling — and busy — few months. I’ve been working on our soon-to-be filmed television pilot Riverdale, which will bring our favorite characters to life for the first time in … decades, maybe? Again, that’s not an excuse, just something that’s been taking up a lot of time and energy. But … we’re back! And, as always, Francesco Francavilla and Robert Hack are doing the work of their careers. We know how much these books mean to you — so thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with us through thick and thin. You’re the best fans in the world, is the truth, and hopefully we can serve you on a more consistent schedule over the next few months.
Supposedly, CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #5 will be released on May 18, 2016, and AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 will be released on June 1, 2016.

We shall see...

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