Last updated Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:02am

LOS ANGELES, July 21 — Classic comic book character Archie Andrews, who made his first appearance in 1941, will be confronting our modern obsession with zombies in the “Afterlife with Archie” series, expected in October.

The usually light and breezy Riverdale is under threat of being overrun by undead inhabitants and it’s Archie’s best friend, Jughead, who’s at fault — at least partially.

After his dog gets run over, Jughead seeks the help of Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch to you and I) with unintended consequences.

But something’s not quite right with the reincarnated canine, and Hot Dog tries to take a chunk out of Jughead, which is when things in sunny Riverdale take a turn for the worse.

“Afterlife with Archie” featured during San Diego Comic-Con’s Archie Comics panel presentation yesterday. — AFP/Relaxnews