Riverdale's biggest mischief-maker has been known to be reckless at times, but accidentally kickstarting the zombie apocalypse is more than a guilt-ridden Reggie Mantle can handle in Afterlife with Archie #9, which is receiving a second printing with a special new cover.

After selling out via Diamond Comic Distributors (although issues may still be available at a comic store near you), Afterlife with Archie #9 was sent for another round at the printers to ensure that more readers can enjoy Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's apocalyptic take on Archie and friends.

The second printing of the ninth issue features a new cover by artist Francesco Francavilla (see below) and will hit shelves on July 6th, followed by the August 17th release of issue #10.

From Archie Comics: "AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 2nd Printing Variant (APR168799)

BETTY: RIP Pt. 4, “The Trouble with Reggie.” The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge—and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends—or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all—is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 7/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S."

Cover via Archie Comics:

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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