Exclusive: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2 Bowtie Variant Cover by Tim Seeley

Tim Seeley takes Archie and the zombie craze to their roots in the 30s and 40 with this terrific “bowtie variant” cover for Afterlife with Archie #2, due out in November.

After the death of his beloved pooch in a tragic car accident, Jughead turns to Sabrina and the dark arts for help. The results are more Night of the Living Dead than Frankenweenie, and by this second issue, Jughead has a craving no hamburger can satisfy. Riverdale may never be the same, especially since Afterlife with Archie has been upgraded to full ongoing status!


NEW ONGOING SERIES! The end of the world is here… The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains in this shocking new series by Harvey Award-winning comic/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s Carrie, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle). When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount—who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected? Be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart! For TEEN+ readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Bowtie Variant Cover: Tim Seeley
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/6
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.


  1. No words can describe how much I want this.

    • …and everything about it upsets me. I wish I could blot it from the face of the earth.

      Sounds like the recipe for a hit!

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Conor and I are very excited about it. You don’t have to read it if you don’t want to, Jim.

    • Why does Jim hate this so much? As someone who has never really understood the seemingly evergreen attraction of a slice-of-life comedy that seems stylistically cheap and utterly trapped in the early decades of the last century, this kind of dramatically alternate storyline would seem like the perfect shot in the arm (of course not one large enough to actually get me interested in reading it).

    • A knee-jerk reaction, not the declaration of a crusade.

      I just wish there were some corner of the world that was not being tainted by morbidity, crassness, and death. I think of Archie as an all-ages book, even a kids’ book. I see this and think, “Christ, this too?” As much as the image of Jughead’s decaying flesh flapping off the end of his mandible appeals to me.

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      To be fair, it’s not replacing any of the core Archie books. That stuff is still there and unaffected. I’ll be reading this and the lighter stuff, like Life with Archie.

  2. I am so curious about this.

  3. I have to say, I’ve never understood the appeal of Archie comics. For years, whenever I’d see the little digests there at the grocery check-out, I’d think “Who is the audience for this? Why of all the cartoon and comic characters out there, is ‘Archie’ the book that gets put in the impulse-buy rack?” And to this day I’ve never once seen anyone in line buy or even browse one. Frankly, it’s still a mystery.