Archie’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Announces ‘Afterlife’ Followup ‘Archie Is Legend’ [Video]
Over the past few years, Archie has steadily become one of the most surprising publishers in comics, and the biggest factor in that has undoubtedly been Afterlife With Archie. The mature-readers horror book has pit everyone’s favorite teenager and his pals against a zombie apocalypse, and it’s been popular enough to net writer (and Archie Chief Creative Officer) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa a second ongoing horror title, this time focused on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In this interview on the floor at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, Aguirre-Sacasa shares details with ComicsAlliance about Sabrina and provides an exclusive reveal of the third arc of Afterlife — which he exclusively revealed will be titled “Archie Is Legend.”
Aside from dropping that amazing title, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the upcoming Sabrina won’t be a tie-in to the apocalyptic happenings of Afterlife, but rather a standalone series set in the ’60s, when Sabrina herself first appeared. According to Aguirre-Sacasa, he and artist Robert Hack will be attempting to provide a much more subtle brand of horror than the brutal shocks of Afterlife, something that he likens to Rosemary’s Baby.
But Afterlife is still going strong, and in addition to that third arc, there will also be a Christmas story featuring Jingle, the Christmas elf that occasionally pops up to teach Archie about the true meaning of the holiday season. One hopes this means Santa Claus has avoided the rampaging undead, but, well, no guarantees.