#BookReview – “Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 2: Betty R.I.P.” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer), Francesco Francavilla (artist)


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 matter how trivial it may seem, could now be a choice between life and death. And more and more frequently… death is the winner.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE: BETTY R.I.P. compiles the second storyline from the hit ongoing comic book horror series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE.


Archie and the gang have fled Riverdale to take refuge in an abandoned hotel. Zombies are everywhere, and the tension rises when Archie FINALLY makes his choice between his two female suitors, Betty and Veronica.
The only thing I don’t like about the Archie books is Archie’s inability/refusal to choose which woman he wants. Frankly, I think both Betty and Veronica should move on, but I understand one of the biggest plot points for these books is the love triangle. (Sorry, just my thoughts. I don’t want to upset any hardcore Archie fans!)
Anyway, the book is incomplete since it only has 10 of the promised 12 issues in it. The last two issues were never released since the writer has been busy with the Riverdale and Sabrina TV shows, but since the shows have ended, hopefully, he’ll get back to writing this series. The weakest issue in this book is #10. It actually tells a good story about Josie and the Pussycats, but it has almost nothing to do with the overall plot, which is weird because issue 9 was so amazing with the focus on Reggie. Anyway, there are cliffhangers since the story’s not complete, but it’s still a fun book and has awesome, well-rounded characters.

— I’d love to know what you think of the book or my review. Please comment below.

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