With Archie Horror the publisher of 80 years of beloved Archie Comics (and still going strong) turned Riverdale on its head, beginning with the brilliant Afterlife with Archie series with Robert Hack and Francesco Francavilla‘s amazing cover art. It continued in Jughead: The Hunger, Vampironica, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, and Chilling Adventures of Salem. Last year saw the return of L’il Jinx, back again in Chilling Adventures of Jinx, the character pulled from the 1940s Pep Comics and the latest adapted into the dark tales of the creepy incarnation of Riverdale. Writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Craig Cermack have created two new one-shot issues for 2023. The first arrives in May as Chilling Adventures of… Jinx: A Cursed Life. That arrives in May along with the Free Comic Book Day issue: Chilling Adventures of… Jinx: The Cursed Library.
Pop Tate, also pulled from the 1940s Pep Comics, runs the local Chock’lit Shoppe. His shop is the subject of yet another new Chilling title this year… Chilling Adventures Presents…Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors.
Check out previews of artwork from all three Archie Horror issues coming in 2023 below.
That’s the Francesco Francavilla cover above for Chilling Adventures Presents…Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors, and the Robert Hack cover for Chilling Adventures of… Jinx: The Cursed Library.
Here are the covers to Chilling Adventures of… Jinx: A Cursed Life:
If you missed last year’s Chilling Adventures of… Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales, you can still pick it up here at Amazon. It has a great cover by Francesco Francavilla:
And here is the Adam Gorham cover for Chilling Adventures Presents…Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors:
Makes you want to skip hamburgers for a while, doesn’t it? The Shoppe issue features an anthology of stories: Night Shift by Ryan Cady and Chris Panda, Soylent Teen by Jordan Morris and Liana Kangas, and Die-and-Dash by Amy Chase and Federico Sabbatini.
Another title from Archie Horror, Betty: The Final Girl, is in stores now.
Look for these and other great Archie Comics titles coming to Elite Comics and your local comic shop this year. Chilling Adventures Presents…Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors is scheduled for March, and the Jinx titles are scheduled for shipping in May.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg