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Friday, October 17, 2014

Afterlife with Archie Issue #6

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become ground-zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been forced to flee their beloved home. However terrible things have been for Archie and friends, they’ve been MUCH worse for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Banished to witches’ purgatory after using the dreaded Necronomicon, she’s now fighting for her immortal soul! The award winning team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla continue their celebrated run on the critically acclaimed series. A perfect entry-point for new readers as the smash horror TEEN+ hit of the season continues! Definitely NOT for all ages!


Here I am Reading my Copy! 

If you have read Afterlife with Archie: Esacpe from Riverdale then you might have been wondering what has been going on with Sabrina, who was banished in the very beginning of issue one in the series.


So if curiosity at Sabrina's plight has been burning, you should be pleased to finally know what has been going on with her! (Though maybe not so pleased with what she is having to go through...) But if you couldn't care less about what is going on with Sabrina and simply wanted to know what Archie and the Gang has been up to since we last left them in Riverdale then you will probably be very disappointed. 

This issue of Afterlife with Archie completely focuses on that white haired teenage witch, Sabrina and her punishment after using the Necronomicon to raise the dearly departed Hot Dog. 

Fans of Horror and with a knowledge of H.P. Lovecraft may find there ears perked at this point. If you haven't heard of it the Necronomicon is a fictional grimorie featured in the stories of horror legend H.P. Lovecraft. (Even if the name isn't familiar to you you have probably seen his works interpreted for the big screen, board games or have simply just heard of some of his monsters.)

Sabrina is facing an awful lot of horrors during her banishment. Although I loved the inclusion of H.P. Lovecraft and some of his monsters in Afterlife with Archie I was kind of disappointed by this installment in the series. It wasn't on par with the first 5 issues of the series or with Issue #1 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. 

The artwork is still excellent and the story was imaginative but I didn't find myself as enthralled as with other issues. 

That being said it wasn't horrible. And it was definetly a horror story let me tell you! The whole time I found myself thinking "Poor Sabrina!". But if you couldn't care less what is going on with her and really only want to read about Archie and the Gang you could safely skip this issue.

Rating: 4/5

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