It started as a jokey Halloween drawing and has gone on to become one of the best horror comics currently on the stands. I’m talking, of course, about Archie Comics’ runaway hit Afterlife with Archie, a not-for-kids series that places America’s favorite comic-book teenager and his cast in the setting of a dramatic, terrifying zombie apocalypse—accidentally started by none other than Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch! And if you head over to the news site Comics for Sinners, you can check out my review of Afterlife with Archie #6, which is currently on sale. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s The Stand, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) and illustrated by Francesco Francavilla (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Black Beetle), AwA #6 shows what Sabrina’s been up to since she unleashed hell on Earth, in a story filled with shout-outs to the works of genre legends H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, and Robert W. Chambers.
And if you’re into Lovecraftian Elder Gods, have I got a graphic novel for you! Lorelei: Sects and the City, the StarWarp Concepts graphic novel, stars a soul-stealing succubus in battle with a cult of Elder God worshipers attempting to revive their ancient masters. This critically acclaimed adventure is written by Steven A. Roman (that’s me), illustrated by Eliseu Gouveia (The Saga of Pandora Zwieback Annual #1, Infiniteens), Steve Geiger (Web of Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk), and Neil Vokes (Fright Night, The Black Forest), and sports a cover by Esteban Maroto (Vampirella). Visit the Lorelei: Sects and the City product page for all the ordering information, as well as sample pages.