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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Afterlife with Archie" #10 Delivers 'Tragic and Terrifying' Josie Origin Story

New issues of "Afterlife with Archie" have become something of a special occasion given the book's infrequent shipping schedule -- but the team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla and Jack Morelli are back with "Afterlife with Archie" #10, a special interlude installment of the current "Betty: R.IP." arc, set for release on Aug. 31.

"Afterlife" #10 is set to pause from the ongoing zombie apocalypse action and flashback to the origin story of Josie and the Pussycats -- surely a more disturbing and scary origin of the musical trio than fans would otherwise expect. It's part of a busy upcoming few weeks for the classic Archie characters, as a new "Josie and the Pussycats" ongoing series -- part of the non-"Afterlife" "New Riverdale" initiative that's been unfolding over the past year over Archie's core titles -- is set to launch on Sept. 28, from the creative team of co-writers Marguerite Bennett & Cameron DeOrdio and artist Audrey Mok.

Additionally, "Afterlife with Archie" #10 -- the first new "Afterlife" since late May" -- has moved from the standard 32 pages at $3.99 to 40 pages at $4.99. CBR has an exclusive first look inside the issue, which sports covers from Francavilla and Jim Balent.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10

BETTY: RIP Pt. 5, "Interlude with the Pussycats" Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone-until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli

Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Variant Cover: Jim Balent

On Sale Date: 8/31

40-page, full color comic

$4.99 U.S.

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