This just in, zombies are invading Riverdale.
Or at least they are in the upcoming comic series to be penned by Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the same man who managed to save the seemingly doomed Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Aguirre-Sacasa will be the writer for the new Afterlife With Archie ongoing series, which will run alongside the usual Archie comic lines.
Ok, so how do zombies get into the Archie universe? Simple. When Jughead’s pooch Hotdog gets run over, He convinces Sabrina to cast a spell to bring back the pooch, with predictable results.
“AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE combines two of my great passions: Archie comics and horror comics,” said Aguirre-Sacasa. “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.”