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BREAKING FRANCAVILLA!

I love the television show Breaking Bad and I love the comic book artist Francesco Francavilla, so imagine my joy when I found out that Francesco has done a series of posters for each episode of Breaking Bad!

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There hasn’t been an adjective invented yet to properly express just how cool these are. Check out some here down below and the whole series at Francavilla’s Blog.

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Review of Afterlife with Archie #6

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The Afterlife with Archie series puts the iconic teen humor characters of Riverdale in a horror story.  Early in the series, teenage witch Sabrina uses the forbidden magic found in the dark tome The Necronomicon to bring Jughead’s dog Hot Dog back to life with tragic consequences – a zombie plague is unleashed upon Riverdale.  For her folly, Sabrina is punished and banished by her aunts  to a magical purgatory where she is unable to help her friends deal with the zombies that she unleashed.

Issue six explores where Sabrina has been while her Riverdale friends have been fighting for their lives.  Sabrina finds herself in an asylum for young people, where her psychiatrist, Dr. Lovecraft, helps her to cope with her apparent delusions of being a teenage witch.  Sabrina questions what is real and what is nightmare as she interacts with her fellow patients, and discovers that Dr. Lovecraft’s plans for her are not as noble as he claims.

Writer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla craft a horror tale that is chilling.  The story is poignant; the creative team establishes Sabrina as a vulnerable but strong teenage girl that readers care about (even if they have never read any Sabrina the Teenage Witch comics) and builds a tense story with a chilling conclusion.

Afterlife with Archie #6 is an accessible horror story that will unnerve both new and veteran readers.