Published: June 4th, 2014
Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Archie Comics, 160 Pages
Man, I wasn’t expecting this to be as fun as it was but it won me over almost from the get-go.
Zombie stories have been done to death for so long now that it’s hard to make ones that stand out. Bringing this element to the Archie Comics universe was pretty cool though and the company deserves the success that this book brought them.
This is pretty adult and even has a good level of gore and real horror to it. This isn’t an Archie comic for young kids and grandma might lose her mind if she reads this but teenage Archie fans should love it.
I loved the art style used here, especially the color palate. This was a perfect blend of chiaroscuro and vibrant colors similar to a classic giallo film.
Frankly, this was a comic book that I didn’t know I wanted until I gave it a read.
For horror fans and Archie fans, I’d say that you should probably check this out.
Pairs well with: other recent Archie Comics releases with a horror theme: Jughead: The Hunger and Vampironica.