A while back, the first issue of the newly relaunched The Black Hood made headlines pretty much everywhere --- including here at ComicsAlliance --- for being the first Archie Comics book to ever drop the f-bomb. Truly, it is a momentous occasion, but it seems that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla will not be outdone, because next week's Afterlife With Archie #8 is almost certainly the first Archie comic to ever use the word "twincest-y."

Yes, it's Christmastime in the zombie apocalypse, and the survivors from Riverdale have gathered at a luxury hotel, and things aren't just scary, they're downright Shining. Check out a preview below, featuring six (non-sequential) pages all about Archie and the gang dealing with the fact that Cheryl Blossom maybe (definitely) murdered her twin brother with a machete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incidentally, if anyone out there is planning a Room 237-style documentary showcasing people's theories about what's going down in Riverdale, feel free to let us know. We're available.

Here's the official solicitation:

Afterlife With Archie #8
“A Ghost Story." Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town's history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse.
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Here’s Juggy Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla