Archie Comics has announced that the fourth issue of its new horror series Afterlife with Archie has sold out at Diamond and will be coming back for a second printing. The critically acclaimed new series, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and drawn by Francesco Francavilla, puts a twist on the well-known Archie comics universe by putting the beloved characters in a horror story environment. The second edition of “Afterlife with Archie #4” comes to comic shops on April 9, 2014.
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Afterlife with Archie Continues Winning Streak, Sells Out of Critically Acclaimed Issue #4: Sold out issue will receive a second printing with brand new cover by series artist Francesco Francavilla
New York, NY — Afterlife with Archie, the acclaimed ongoing series written by newly minted Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla, has now sold out for the fourth time in a row at Diamond Comic Distributors, the leading comic book distributor in the world.
One of the year’s most talked about comic books, the latest issue of Afterlife with Archie continued to garner praise and mass media attention from numerous mainstream outlets with an issue that can only be described as heartbreaking and essential to fans of the series. The latest sellout confirms that Afterlife with Archie is a certifiable hit with comic shops across the country and cements its status as not only a critical darling, but an unstoppable force in the direct market gaining momentum as it shambles toward the epic finale of the ongoing series’ first arc.
“We are on a roll, and “Afterlife with Archie #4” is just the latest in what’s sure to be an ongoing success for Roberto and Francesco,’ said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “This issue really ups the stakes and the audience has spoken with a resounding ‘Yes!’ We couldn’t be happier about the supremely positive response from fans, critics and retailers. Let’s keep it going!”
Series artist Francavilla has created a stunning new cover for the second printing of “Afterlife with Archie #4,” featuring an image of Archie’s dog Vegas, the heroic hound who plays a pivotal role in the issue. The second printing will be made available 4/9.
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