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Francavilla Teases “Afterlife with Archie’s” Return With Undead Jughead Art

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Francavilla Teases “Afterlife with Archie’s” Return With Undead Jughead Art

Series artist Francesco Francavilla whet fan appetites today, posting a teaser for the June 1 return of “Afterlife with Archie” on Instagram.

While at the shop for #newcomicbookday today, ask your LCS to order you a copy

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Last month, Archie Comics‘ Chief Creative Officer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced the return of both “Afterlife” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” along with a mea culpa for both series’ lateness.

“After a too long delay, Archie Horror is back from near-death, with a new issue of ‘Afterlife with Archie’ and a new issue of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.’ With follow-up issues already in process!” Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. “There’s no excuse for late books, just apologies. It’s been a humbling — and busy — few months. I’ve been working on our soon-to-be filmed television pilot ‘Riverdale,’ which will bring our favorite characters to life for the first time in … decades, maybe? Again, that’s not an excuse, just something that’s been taking up a lot of time and energy. But … we’re back! And, as always, Francesco Francavilla and Robert Hack are doing the work of their careers. We know how much these books mean to you — so thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with us through thick and thin. You’re the best fans in the world, is the truth, and hopefully we can serve you on a more consistent schedule over the next few months.”

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” #5 arrives in stores on May 18, while “Afterlife with Archie” #9 hits stores on June 1.