Check out this great trailer for the new horror comic, Afterlife with Archie, which takes the classic comic character, Archie, and his friends and throws them in the middle of a zombie outbreak. The comic is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Carrie, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), who is also writing the feature film version for Warner Bros. and director Jason Moore.
The story "ponders a zombie apocalypse in suburban New York and isn’t replacing the usual Archie Comics, just supplementing them." The story will also provide audiences and fans with "zombie-filled mayhem like only Archie can, taking the Riverdale gang where they’ve never been before – to the grave and back." This is what Aguirre-Sacasa had to say in a statement about his mashup horror creation:
This looks like it should be a pretty fun comic and movie.
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE combines two of my great passions: Archie comics and horror comics. This series came out of conversations with Jon [Goldwater], asking questions like, ‘what if the Archie characters found themselves in a Stephen King novel like The Stand or a Sam Raimi movie like The Evil Dead?’ Could we pull that off, tonally? We’re really going for it. The first arc is called ‘Escape from Riverdale.’ The second arc is called, brace yourself, ‘Betty RIP.’ Of course, all the horror stuff will be balanced by elements that are quintessentially Archie.