Comics fans know Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa from his work writing a handful of Marvel properties, such as Marvel Knights 4 and The Sensational Spider-Man and from the recent breakout hit Afterlife With Archie. But he's also a TV writer (for shows including Glee and Big Love) and playwright (the only reason Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark ended up making any kind of sense), which is a big reason Archie Comics has named him its first-ever chief creative officer.
Aguirre-Sacasa's first move on behalf of the company is a big one, too: He's tapped Girls creator Lena Dunham to write a four-issue miniseries for the company, starting next year.
It's been pretty well established over the last few decades that when supernatural troubles erupt in Riverdale, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is usually at the center of it. In Afterlife With Archie, however, things have gotten a little more out of hand than they usually do -- it turns out that meddling in the incomprehensible forces required to resurrect the dead has far more dire consequences than dosing Harvey with a love potion in an effort to have a nice prom date. Like, say, a full-on zombie apocalypse that's already claimed a pretty sizable chunk of the Archie cast.
That's the situation that's been going on ever since Sabrina used the Necronomicon to bring Hot Dog back to life and got banished to a nightmare hellworld for her troubles. She's been missing ever since, but in the upcoming Afterlife With Archie #6, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla finally catch up with her. Check out the exclusive reveal of both covers, including a downright Tarot-esque variant from Andrew Pepoy, and a few answers from Sacasa below!
For those of you whose lives have been suffering from a deficiency of magical hijinx, we have some good news: That Sabrina the Teenage Witchcartoon that was announced by Archie Comics and the Hub in 2011 is finally set to debut next month, just in time for Halloween. Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, which stars High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale as Sabrina and My Little Pony's Tabitha St. Germain as Aunt Hilda -- making it just one dirtbike and half a Bulbasaur away from being my Platonic ideal of television -- will kick off on Saturday, October 12.
And from the looks of things, it seems like it actually will be pretty heavily influenced by Tania Del Rio's manga-inspired 70-issue run on the Sabrina comic.
George Gladir, the award winning writer best known for his incredibly prolific work at Archie Comics, died Wednesday night at the age of 88.
In a career that spanned seven decades, Gladir contributed countless stories of Archie and his pals as well as writing for Cracked magazine for over thirty years. His most lasting creation, though, is Sabr
For a company that only recently got around to doing variant covers, Archie sure has caught on quick to how to do them in a fun way. Case in point: Kevin Keller. Over the last nine months, Riverdale High's newest student has been featured in a series of "Retro Variants," with veteran Archie artist Dan Parent dropping Kevin into homages to stuff like Pureheart the Powerful, and even Superman's first appearance in Action Comics #1.
If you're a longtime ComicsAlliance reader, you may have already heard us sing the praises of Tania Del Rio's fantastic 42-issue run on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It's a great run, combining Del Rio's fantastic manga-inspired artwork with an ongoing Harry Potterish story of a magical world in the grips of a conspiracy and rebellion, with a huge helping of romance thrown in for good measure. The only real flaw is that if you weren
After more than 70 years of gender comedy and never-ending love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica, things are going to change in Archie #636, as Sabrina the Teenage Witch takes matters into her own hands and flips everyone into their opposite sex. Girls who like boys who like boys to be girls? Something like that, anyway
On the off chance that you're of the rare mindset that there just aren't enough magical teens in movies these days, take heart: As reported by Deadline, Sony Pictures has struck a deal with Archie Comics to bringSabrina the Teenage Witch to the movies. And it seems that for this incarnation, they're going for "an origin story in the vein of Spider-Man."It's not really surprising that Archie would choose Sabrina
This week, Archie Comics announced that they were teaming up with the animation company Moonscoop to bring Sabrina the Teenage Witch back to television. It's not exactly a surprising move; thanks to a previous animated series and a sitcom starring Clarissa Melissa Joan Hart, Sabrina's been one of Archie's most prominent properties outside of comics for years.
Sonic The Hedgehog has achieved something few comic book characters from the 1990s have: his title has survived for over a dozen years! Why? Chalk it up to a fiercely loyal fan base (comprised of a surprising number of adults in addition to children) who take their hero as seriously as fans of Star Trek! The comic books offer fans adventures which go beyond the video games and animated cartoons to expand the Sonic universe-- and the personalities of the characters who populate it.
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