As much as Archie Comics made some strides the last couple of years, it's been negated by ridiculously long delays with some of their newer titles. As we know, the horror line is stuck in, well, turnaround, and has been since the last issues of Afterlife With Archie (#8) and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (#4) were released. A big reason for this is writer/creative director Roberto Aguirrre-Sacasa being in Hollywood, working with Greg Berlanti on not only the pilot for Riverdale, but also as a producer on Supergirl, in case you hadn't noticed that already. He won't assign anyone to write the two books in his stead, and that's a big mistake that will ultimately doom the line. Now, the Dark Circle is in trouble, too. The Hangman and The Shield recently launched, but their 2nd issues have yet to see print. Hangman writer Frank Tieri has just taken over writing Catwoman at DC, but I don't see that as being part of the problem. The Shield, with a female lead for the first time in the franchise's history, has been a troubled book from the get-go. So far, no explanation from Archie on the delays on these books. From what I've gathered of late, The Black Hood has fallen behind, and reportedly, Robert Hack is doing a fill-in issue to get Michael Gaydos back on track. Other than what I've seen online, again, there's no explanation. Where's the accountability? If anyone can provide some additional info, that would be welcome.