Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 2: Betty R.I.P.

Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 2: Betty R.I.P.

The dark plague of the undead has swallowed Riverdale whole, forcing the survivors led by Archie, Betty and Veronica to flee the formerly idyllic town in search of safe haven. The rag-tag group's once-lighthearted romantic rivalries, power struggles and family feuds are now cast in a desperate light, as tensions and emotions are heightened by the fact that any decision, no...

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Title:Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 2: Betty R.I.P.
Author:Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Edition Language:English

Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 2: Betty R.I.P. Reviews

  • Meghan

    So this hasn't been marked as read prior to now because I thought it was gong to include the upcoming 11th issue. While mildy frustrated, I am at least happy with this book and will still buy it in trade. Issue 10 is definitely the best.

  • St├ęphanie Andrade

    very good, cant wait for issue #11

  • Valerie

    (It counts if I read the single issues right?)

  • Michael

    After the banal first volume of the series, these volume leaps forward into a new, engaging story with interesting ideas spun from the characters and situations in the Archie universe.

  • Sesana

    It's so good, but sadly, I'm not going to be looking hard for the next volume. The delays are just nuts.

  • Maggie

    Read in singles, so it counts

  • Terry Collins

    Still ferociously entertaining, but the seams show a bit more in this second volume of "Horrorverse" Archie tales that finds the gang on the run and traveling the countryside. A haunted hotel story is memorable for the lengthy discussions between Archie and Jughead (the real Jug before being reanimated as a zombie). A Sabrina solo outing that finds her wed to one of the darker forces from the world of H.P. Lovecraft is clever and fun for Cthulhu Mythos aficionados. Reggie continues to grow darke

    Still ferociously entertaining, but the seams show a bit more in this second volume of "Horrorverse" Archie tales that finds the gang on the run and traveling the countryside. A haunted hotel story is memorable for the lengthy discussions between Archie and Jughead (the real Jug before being reanimated as a zombie). A Sabrina solo outing that finds her wed to one of the darker forces from the world of H.P. Lovecraft is clever and fun for Cthulhu Mythos aficionados. Reggie continues to grow darker as a malevolent force and gets a Faustian offer he can't refuse. But Archie and Betty stay true to who they are, and their love both shines as a beacon AND causes massive envy from other cast members. I continue to be amazed at how much I enjoy this alternate version of Archie Comics, proving yet again that no matter how outlandish the concept, one should always be willing to give things a chance before dismissing them out of hand.

  • Tati Dengo

    Read as single volumes.

    I find that Zombie infection stories are the most fun at the beginning, and then they tend to devolve in ways that aren't quite satisfying. Nobody will do things you'd consider doing in real life, because they're too busy taking the most dramatic (read: violent) course of action. Also the story will drag on into a boring and repetitive cycle of hiding - oh no, zombies! - hiding, - omg zombies! - hiding again.

    Afterlife with Archie is doing something more interesting than t

    Read as single volumes.

    I find that Zombie infection stories are the most fun at the beginning, and then they tend to devolve in ways that aren't quite satisfying. Nobody will do things you'd consider doing in real life, because they're too busy taking the most dramatic (read: violent) course of action. Also the story will drag on into a boring and repetitive cycle of hiding - oh no, zombies! - hiding, - omg zombies! - hiding again.

    Afterlife with Archie is doing something more interesting than that, by pushing the story further into fantasy. After all, the contagion

    start with witchcraft, why not add vampires and Lovecraftian horror into the mix?

    Each chapter is more of a standalone than in the previous volume. Chapter 6 is about what's been going on with Sabrina since we last saw her, Chapter 10 is about Josie and the Pussycats... although we don't know how they'll affect the story yet, 9 is about the guilt that's been stewing in Reggie's head so far...

    On another note, Betty and Veronica's competition over Archie is the most toxic I've seen it in a while. It doesn't get like this in the Riverdale TV series, or in the Archie comics reboot (which was something I loved about both of those); but in Afterlife, the nuclear jealousy just fits in with the horror genre.

    No idea what any of this is building up to, but hopefully it'll be interesting.

  • Sarah

    I love weird things, but this was way too weird for my liking.

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