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Archie’s Jinx Holliday returns in a chilling new comic, “A Cursed Life,” in May

Jinx Holliday, the new scream queen of the Archie Horror imprint from Archie Comics, returns with an all-new terrifying tale of rock ‘n’ roll necromancy in Chilling Adventures Presents… Jinx: A Cursed Life, a one-shot comic releasing in May.

Writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Craig Cermak reunite in a book-length sequel to their short story in the bestselling anthology Jinx: Grim Fairy Tales. That sold-out special issue introduced a modernized take on the classic character as a horror icon, sharing stories from her chilling collection of arcane books which continues to play a role in the new comic. 

Jinx Holliday is a firecracker and a firestarter. Destruction always follows in her wake. And sometimes weirdos stop her and talk about her “destiny.” It’s all combined to create quite the aura of mystery around a 14-year-old girl who just wants some pizza rolls, and while her soul might belong to Satan, her heart belongs to the electric guitar. But one day, when Archie and company come looking for her help because Jughead is acting weird, Jinx and her BFF Danni embark on a mission to exorcize Jughead. It’s the two BFFs vs. Satan for the good of humanity—or at very least, for Jinx to just be free to be a normal 14-year-old girl who just happens to dabble in necromancy and rock ‘n’ roll. 

Li’l Jinx first appeared in Pep Comics #62 by Joe Edwards back in 1946, and headlined a decades-long run of exuberant mischief throughout various Archie titles. In a version of Riverdale haunted by monsters and demons, someone with Jinx’s spirit comes in handy, and the new one-shot hints at a growing continuity between the various Archie Horror titles that Jinx is especially equipped to manage. This will be further explored in The Cursed Library, another Jinx-led one-shot distributed for free at participating comic shops on May 6th, also known as Free Comic Book Day.

Jinx: A Cursed Life, with an open-to-order variant cover by Reiko Murakami, colors by Ellie Wright, and lettering by Jack Morelli, releasing May 17 in comic shops nationwide.

  • JINX: A CURSED LIFE cover
  • JINX: A CURSED LIFE cover

Get a look at Tales From Nottingham before its February 2023 release

Back in October, Mad Cave Studios announced the Tales from Nottingham anthology series, spearheaded by Nottingham creators, writer David Hazan and artist Shane Connery Volk, which collects 5 unique stories by the winners of Mad Cave’s 2021 Talent Search, including Eisner and GLAAD nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio!

Legend has it that in April 1192, Conrad of Montferrat, the King of Jerusalem was felled by two assassins. It was later learned that this was an attempt to sow discord amongst the crusading nations by blaming the killing on Richard the Lionheart. One assassin was captured and died in captivity…The other escaped the Crusaders’ grasp. This is the story of Aya’s first assignment. This is the story of the day she truly became… Hashashin (Chronology: Takes place in April 1192).

Tales from Nottingham explores untold stories from the twisted universe of Nottingham, including the secret origins of Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Marian’s violent past, Aya of the Hashashin’s first kill, and an ordeal that will shake Friar Tuck to his core. Never-before-seen mysteries confront Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, culminating in an investigation that will lead directly into the climactic events of Nottingham Vol. 3.

Tales from Nottingham #1 is slated for release February 1, 2023.

Preview: Fear the Funhouse

Fear the Funhouse

Script: Micol Ostow, Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Northrop
Art: Lisette Carrera, Ryan Caskey, Diana Camero
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Lisette Carrera
Variant Cover: Sweeney Boo
On Sale Date: 10/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A night camping at the treehouse in the woods leads the pre-teen Archie and his friends to do what any kid their age would do in that scenario: tell scary stories! But each story grows creepier and creepier as the kids realize that maybe, just maybe, there is some truth to these tall tales in an anthology that’s equal parts Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.

Fear the Funhouse

Tales from Nottingham collects 5 unique stories in a new anthology

Mad Cave Studios has announced Tales from Nottingham, a new anthology series, spearheaded by Nottingham creators, writer David Hazan and artist Shane Connery Volk

The series collects 5 unique stories by the winners of Mad Cave’s 2021 Talent Search bringing their talents to bear in the world of Nottingham each with their own perspective while also bringing diverse new talent into the world of Nottingham, including Eisner and GLAAD nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio

Tales from Nottingham explores untold stories from the twisted universe of Nottingham, including the secret origins of Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Marian’s violent past, Aya of the Hashashin’s first kill, and an ordeal that will shake Friar Tuck to his core. Never-before-seen mysteries confront Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, culminating in an investigation that will lead directly into the climactic events of Nottingham Vol. 3.

Legend has it that in April 1192, Conrad of Montferrat, the King of Jerusalem was felled by two assassins. It was later learned that this was an attempt to sow discord amongst the crusading nations by blaming the killing on Richard the Lionheart. One assassin was captured and died in captivity…The other escaped the Crusaders’ grasp. This is the story of Aya’s first assignment. This is the story of the day she truly became… Hashashin (Chronology: Takes place in April 1192).

Tales from Nottingham #1 is set to debut February 1, 2023.

Tales from Nottingham #1

Early Preview: Fear the Funhouse #1

Fear the Funhouse #1

Script: Micol Ostow, Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Northrop
Art: Lisette Carrera, Ryan Caskey, Diana Camero
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Lisette Carrera
Variant Cover: Sweeney Boo
Final Order Cutoff: 9/26
On Sale Date: 10/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A night camping at the treehouse in the woods leads the pre-teen Archie and his friends to do what any kid their age would do in that scenario: tell scary stories! But each story grows creepier and creepier as the kids realize that maybe, just maybe, there is some truth to these tall tales in an anthology that’s equal parts Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.

Fear the Funhouse #1

Preview: Jinx Grim Fairy Tales (One-Shot)

Jinx Grim Fairy Tales (One-Shot)

Script: Magdalene Visaggio, James III, Joe Corallo
Art: Craig Cermak, Evan Stanley, Eva Cabrera
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Vic Malhotra
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Teen Jinx Holliday is Riverdale’s go-to babysitter. The (often unruly) kids that she watches over always change, seemingly for the better. The key to her success? Her book of unique fairy tales, all of which tell a moralistic story—usually grim, gruesome ones that frighten the children with Jinx as the star of each and every one. What sinister, I mean, serious lessons will she teach her wards?

Jinx Grim Fairy Tales

It’s a “Month of Mayhem” from Archie Horror this Fall

Archie Comics is taking over Spooky Season with four all-new horror comics launching in October, also known as Archie Horror’s Month of Mayhem! Headlined by a sequel to last year’s Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, the rest of the lineup includes campfire tales for kids, an ’80s-tinted solo adventure for Sabrina’s cat Salem, and a Twilight Zone-esque flight into the sci-fi side of horror.

Leading the initiative in late September, Chilling Adventures Presents… Weirder Mysteries is a trio of dark sci-fi tales kicked off by writer Frank Tieri in a welcome return to the universe of his previous hit Archie Horror series, with art by Federico Sabbatini.

The issue is rounded out with two stories written by Joanne Starer and Ron Robbins with art by Juan Bobillo and Ryan Jampolefeaturing rare appearances by Bingo Wilkin, star of the ’70s comic series That Wilkin Boy, and Alexandra Cabot, a foil for Josie and the Pussycats.

Archie Comics’ beloved teenage witch Sabrina Spellman is no stranger to Archie Horror, having headlined her own comic, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, that spawned a Netflix streaming series. Like any good witch, Sabrina has a magical feline familiar named Salem, and now, horror-loving cat fanciers will have something to celebrate on October 12 when he stars in his first solo title, Chilling Adventures of Salem! Written by comics horror master Cullen Bunn with evocative nostalgic “horror paperback” art by Dan Schoeningthe one-shot follows Salem as he helps neighborhood animals exact revenge on those who’ve caused them harm.

Archie Horror’s first foray into middle grade chills debuts October 19 with Fear the FunhouseInspired by genuinely scary children’s horror like Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the one-shot anthology features a framing sequence in which younger versions of the core Archie Comics cast tell each other increasingly terrifying stories by a campfire. It boasts three stories written by Micol OstowMagdalene Visaggioand Michael Northrop with art by Lisette CarreraRyan Caskeyand Diana Camero.

Rounding out Archie Horror’s inaugural Month of Mayhem on October 26 is The Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcerya direct sequel to last year’s smash hit one-shot starring the iconic Sabrina villain, Madam Satan! Our titular anti-hero has escaped Hell and is on the loose, but not for long; Satan is on the hunt and she’s now hiding in Baxter High, posing as the school’s principal. Each classroom seems to be a portal back to Hell — and our window into a new scary story — culminating in a climactic showdown. Original framing sequence writer Eliot Rahal returns to pick up the thread here, along with writers Sina Grace and Casey Gillyand artists Vincenzo FedericiCorin Howelland Liana Kangas.

Preview: Rick and Morty Book Eight: Deluxe Edition

Rick and Morty Book Eight: Deluxe Edition

(W) Kyle Starks, Terry Blas, Magdalene Visaggio, Tini Howard (A) Sarah Stern, Marc Ellerby, Benjamin Dewey, Kyle Starks, Phil Murphy, Ian McGinty, Leonardo Ito, Crank!

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious animated show RICK AND MORTY is available in its eighth deluxe hardcover collection!

Collecting issues #51-60 of the hit series, this deluxe edition hardcover features the first appearance of fan-favorite character Glootie, plus Morty finally gets a best friend, and read the tale of “The Rickoning,” an event so cataclysmic that the worlds of Rick and Morty will never be the same.

Rick and Morty Book Eight: Deluxe Edition

Archie Horror returns with Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales!

Archie Comics is kickstarting Halloween early with the August release of Chilling Adventures Presents… Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales. The one-shot anthology features a trio of stories hosted by a grown-up version of the classic Archie character Jinx Holliday, better known as Li’l Jinx, and it leads a full season of new horror releases to be announced in coming weeks. 

The issue opens with a framing story by Magdalene Visaggio and Craig Cermak in which babysitter Jinx keeps her unruly charges in line by sharing some especially grim moralistic fairy tales. Visaggio and Cermak also tell one of those sinister stories, “The True Story of Cantanella.” Li’l Jinx first appeared in Pep Comics #62 by Joe Edwards back in 1946. She earned her nickname by being born on Halloween and kept up an appropriately mischievous spirit in a decades-long comics run.

Writer/actor James III and Eva Cabrera contribute “Suzie & the Monkey’s Paw” to the anthology, which is rounded out by “Will the Real Sorcerer Please Stand Up?” by Joe Corallo and Evan Stanley

Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales releases August 17 in comic shops nationwide, and will boast a cover by Vic Malhotra with an open-to-order variant cover by Archie Horror mainstay Francesco Francavilla.

Preview: Rick and Morty: Infinity Hour #2

Rick and Morty: Infinity Hour #2

(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Marc Ellerby, Leonardo Ito, Crank!

After a crash, Rick, Birdperson, and Wubbo are stranded in space. When a mysterious ship approaches, will they find friend or foe?! Meanwhile, the Gromflomite Federation continues its path of destruction, far too powerful for our ragtag group of heroes to stop.

Rick and Morty: Infinity Hour #2
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