Of all the properties to embrace the zombie craze, we don't think anyone expected it to happen with Archie, but Afterlife With Archie is a new comic book series that begins this October and we're looking forward to checking it out. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie), with art by Francesco Francavilla, we have the first preview pages from Afterlife With Archie #1:

“What if the zombie apocalypse began in Riverdale? This horror-infused comic answers that question when it kicks off in late 2013, spearheaded by one of Hollywood’s hottest writers, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who will be fresh off the high profile crossover, ARCHIE MEETS GLEE.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE will provide readers with zombie-filled mayhem like only Archie can, taking the Riverdale gang where they’ve never been before – to the grave and back.

In addition to his Archie credits, Aguirre-Sacasa has made a name for himself in the world of television (writer/producer on GLEE), Broadway musicals (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), and movies, penning the remake of Stephen King’s Carrie, which premieres this fall.”

Look for the first issue to be available in stores on October 9th. Along with the preview pages (thanks to CBR!), we've included the previously released Comic-Con teaser video. For those looking for more information, there's an official Afterlife with Archie website, Twitter page, and Facebook page. Like we do with a number of other horror comic book series, we plan to bring you preview pages and cover art for upcoming issues as they become available.