Afterlife With Archie #10
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Afterlife With Archie #10

Writer: Roberto Sacasa Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

"Betty, RIP," Part 5: "Interlude with the Pussycats." Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone - until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats. For TEEN+ Readers.

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 10, 2016

    I've loved this series from the beginning. It launched the Archie Horror line and kicked off the revitalization of Archie as a publisher, its success paving the way for the relaunch of the main titles as well as bolstering the fledgling Horror line. Every issue has been a gem to be cherished when it comes out, and this issue is my favorite so far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Sep 1, 2016

    Afterlife with Archie never fails to impress. Although I'm anxious about Betty, given the current story arc's title, I was thoroughly entranced by this interlude about Josie and the Pussycats. As always, the writing, the art, and the lettering come together to make a damn-near perfect comic that's genuinely frightening and also genuinely moving. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 1, 2016

    'Afterlife with Archie' may not come out consistently on time every month but it is consistently great when it does. This interlude, this detour from the main storyline is a welcomed and entertaining venture at world-building. A dark reimagining of Josie and the Pussycats' roots that fits perfectly in the zombie apocalypse aftermath of Riverdale. This extra-sized issue is worth every penny and as powerfully twisted as you'll find from any publisher. It's so good a spin-off series would be totally justified. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Aug 31, 2016

    At the very start of Afterlife with Archie #10, I wondered whether a 45-page interlude was really needed but a few pages after that I was caught up in the fully-realized new characters. Later I questioned the intrusion of vampires onto a story with plenty going on already, but here again, I was proved wrong by a hugely confident, expert take on familiar material. In other words, by the halfway point of the book, I realized it's foolish to question the twists the story takes and just trust that the creators know what they're doing. As the Pussycat's plane prepares to touch down in a now apocalyptic Riverdale at the issue's end, I was almost sad to be returning to the main plot. But then again, this issue evinces in every possible way that Afterlife with Archie has plenty of material left to explore. I cannot wait. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Aug 31, 2016

    The Afterlife with Archie continues to be the sexiest, scariest comic on the market. You'd be a fool to miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 31, 2016

    Interview/Interlude with the Pussycats is a fantastic side story. Theres an ominous ending that makes me think that its not going to be the last time well see the Pussycats in this series as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 1, 2016

    There's vampires biting into necks, eyes rolling back into heads, and plenty of blood. Literally, there's lot of it. It plays like a silly horror story and works impeccably with these characters. Somehow, we don't quite think this'll be the end of the Pussycats in this series and we hope we're right. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 31, 2016

    Even if you haven't read Afterlife with Archie, this issue is worth picking up as a commentary on female-driven pop music in the 20th and early 21st century through the lens of the vampire genre as Josie and the Pussycats use their transformation to seize power over their own lives and not be exploited by men, like Uncle Buddy, who skimmed off their profits, and married their former band member Pepper. And Francesco Francavilla shows why he is the maestro of comics art with his ability to capture a range of emotions and situations from four girls rocking out at a concert to shots of wholesale slaughter and close-ups of beautiful and dangerous vampire eyes that Bela Lugosi would be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partidge Sep 1, 2016

    While its sporadic release schedule is still proving to be a headache, Afterlife With Archie #10 is a bloody good interlude to sate readers until the gang gets back on the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Sep 2, 2016

    “Afterlife With Archie” continues to be the best book that Archie is putting out and this issue is a great example of why. Each page is used to maximum potential and despite being away from the action, it adds something very important to the mythos of this world. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 1, 2016

    It may not offer much to the main tale, but it's still very much a worthy aside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Aug 31, 2016

    The story closes with a sort-of prequel to the series' first issue, so this may be a fair jumping-on point for a new reader. It's a good read as it is. For the "regular" reader (and we use the term loosely), there will be an element of frustration that it's taken two years to get to ten issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Sep 7, 2016

    A very new version of the story of Josie and the Pussycats. Lots of cool elements here, but at times it feels like it went a little too far. This probably would have worked better as a stand alone one-shot rather that a numbered issue of a long delayed main series. The art is terrific and the writing is mostly solid, but it just falls short of being a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 19, 2016

    While I'm curious as to how Josie and the Pussycats will play into the other horror elements of the book, I'm more interested " and anxious " to get back to Archie and the gang.  I'm fully invested in those characters, so this issue feels like new ones being crammed down my throat, like the debacle that was the second season of Lost.  If you're an existing Josie fan, I'm sure this will be right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 30, 2016

    Still though, I enjoyed getting to see Aguirre-Sacasa's dark take on the best girl band in comics (deal with it, JEM). It makes for a good tale, but not exactly a great one"which is what we've come to expect from Afterlife with Archie. Read Full Review

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