EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the scribe who helped fix the troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, surprised a lot of people when Deadline disclosed in March he would write a new line of the venerable Archie Comics with a macabre twist: zombie outbreak. Now, they’re about to release Afterlife With Archie, and here is a trailer just in time for New York Comic-Con this week. Aguirre-Sacasa is also writing an Archies movie for Warner Bros with Jason Moore directing, but there will be no flesh-eating corpses in that one.
As for the comic, it just came out today and the first issue has sold out. I guess they can print more, but maybe they don’t because it will diminish the value of the comic that so many thoughtful geeks have already carefully sealed in mylar in mint condition.
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