black beetle: no way out


Story and Art by Francesco Francavilla

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming new Black Beetle mini titled NECROLOGUE.
Apologies again for making you all wait for this second installment of our new favorite Pulp hero: hopefully it will be worth the wait when the book finally comes out.

My thanks go to Jim Gibbons, Mike Richardson, Dark Horse, and you all for the great support on this, and please keep finger crossed for the first mini, NO WAY OUT, up for an Eisner as best limited series next month :)



COMIC-CON 2014 FF Schedule & More!

Hey guys,
here’s my schedule for next week’s SDCC attendance.
I was honored to be invited as a guest this year (thank you, CCI :)) so I am getting a spotlight panel on Friday and will have a table in AA at ii14 (see map above, close to entrance/lobby G). I will be on the convention floor definitely on Friday and Saturday, mostly doing signings and a panel with Archie Comics (see above map, close to entrance/lobby C), and hopefully spending some time at the table for signings or even sketching.
I will be at the Eisner ceremony/dinner as well: my BLACK BEETLE “NO WAY OUT” is up for an Eisner Award in the Best Limited Series category (wish me luck - tough competition this year ;))

Last but not least, on Saturday afternoon (can’t say what time - follow tweet feed for details) I will have a new MONDO poster drop at Mondo’s booth - it’s a good one!

Important: PLEASE make sure you follow my twitter feed @f_francavilla as I will probably use that social media to let everyone know when I am gonna be at the table in Artist Alley for signing/sketching.
Hope to see you guys in SD! :)


Friday, 7/25/14
1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife and Beyond
Archie is everywhere! This is the one panel you cannot miss! Learn about the story that shocked the world – the Death of Archie, find out more about the hit horror series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and get exclusive news on upcoming classic Archie storylines, the new SABRINA ongoing series and a first look at what’s to come from Archie’s superhero imprint. The panel will feature an all-star cast of guests, including Jon Goldwater (Publisher/Co-CEO), Victor Gorelick (Co-President/Editor-in-Chief), Mike Pellerito (President), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Chief Creative Officer/writer of Afterlife with Archie), Francesco Francavilla (artist of Afterlife with Archie), Dan Parent (writer/artist Kevin Keller), Michael Uslan (writer “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”), and moderator Alex Segura (SVP – Publicity and Marketing/Editor of Red Circle Comics). Plus, an exclusive gift bag ticket worth over $100!
Room 4

Friday, 7/25/14
4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Comic-Con: Spotlight on Francesco Francavilla
From the critically acclaimed classic pulps of The Black Beetle to the unnerving horrors of Afterlife With Archie and everything in between. Join Francesco Francavilla for this Q&A session moderated by Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast).
Room 32AB


11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Archie Booth #2842
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE signing (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla)

10:00a.m. – 10:50a.m.
: Dark Horse Booth #2615
THE BLACK BEETLE signing (Francesco Francavilla)

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.  Archie Booth #2842
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE signing (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla)


You can purchase the below at Booth #2842 while supplies last.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE/SABRINA Convention Exclusive Promo book (see cover above)
Get everything you need to know about Archie Comics’s two hit horror series, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and SABRINA with this Comic-Con International: San Diego Exclusive comic featuring sneak peeks at this month’s AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6 and October’s SABRINA #1 plus a reprint of the comic that started it all: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1. A must-read for all attendees and the perfect book to get signed by the AFTERLIFE creative team! Featuring an all-new cover by Francavilla!
Featuring the work of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla and Robert Hack
Price: $5.00

MONDO ScreenPrint Poster
Sometime Saturday afternoon at the Mondo booth - tune in on twitter for the drop announcement on Sat.