When Archie Comics announced the zombie series 'Afterlife With Archie' I thought it would be interesting but NEVER EVER thought this series would be as amazing as it is. But issue # 4 turned it up a notch in the emotion department.
Written by Roberto Aguirre - Sacasa and drawn by Francisco Frankavilla, the book(s) have taken characters that we all know and love and have turned it all upside down in a horrific way.
Without giving anything away (because I want everyone to go out and get this book) all I can tell you is that some really bad stuff happens to some really good people...and pets. In fact this book is heartbreaking. For so long we have seen the only concern the gang have is who their date will be to the big dance. Now the concern is which one will be eaten?
Each issue seems to work around a theme and in this one it is sacrifice and doing something to save someone else. In fact this particular issue brought tears to my eyes and made my heart skip a beat.
There is no way you can watch the horror and carnage happening to these eternal teenagers and not be affected by it. Amazing writing and beautiful visuals make this one of the best books you will read this year... or ever.
Matman Rating - 5 out of 5 tear jerkers!