We're enjoying an Archie renaissance these days, with the age-old high school tale getting everything from a modern-day comic reboot to a zombie-centric horror offshoot. There's also a TV series, though it could've turned out very different.
The new television series Riverdale, which is based on Archie Comics, is getting its own comic book adaptation. The new comic is not to be confused with Mark Waid’s modern-day reboot comic, simply titled Archie.
It’s been a long time since new issues of Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina have actually been released, but don’t worry, the undead adventures of the Riverdale gang really are coming back.
As if Afterlife With Archie and the successful new comic relaunch of the flagship series weren’t enough, The CW is also putting together a live-action spin on the classic Archie comic, dubbed Riverdale. Now we finally have some juicy details.
In the past couple years, nothing in the world of creator-owned comics has been more entertaining and pleasurable than the emergence of Chip Zdarsky. Chip’s first breakout in comics came in 2013 as the artist of Sex Criminals, the brilliant and addictive Image Comics series he with does with Hawkeye writer Matt Fraction. Each issue highlights Zdarsky’s ability as a storyteller as well as a humorist in creating the most intricate detail in each store or coffee shop the characters enter (book titles and menus are my favorite).