Review of JUGHEAD, Vol II

JUGHEAD,VOLUME 2 Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North March 14th, 2017 Archie Comic Publications Almost 8 months have passed since the first collection of Jughead comic books, in the form of Jughead, Volume 1, came hot off the presses and now the time has come for the next installment. The art may have changed but happily the man (or burger eating machine) portrayed has not. Jughead Jones has his summer spirit in full swing with his career of playing video games with Hot Dog, his trusty hound, at his side; that is, until his father tells him to actually do something. He goes off on a hiking trip with an even more girl crazy Archie which turns into a...

Review of Archie, Volume 2 Jan01

Review of Archie, Volume 2

Archie, Volume 2 Mark Waid, writer Veronica Fish and Thomas Pitilli, artist It’s been a little while since the first trade of the revamped Archie came out, and now there’s a whole new part of the story in Archie Volume 2. This one, like its predecessor, is packed full of drama but manages to keep it light. Though, if you want all the drama possible, read Betty & Veronica; issue 1 is conveniently tucked in the back of the trade. Archie and Veronica are still trying to sneak around Mr.  Lodge, who hates Archie. Reggie Mantle is dishing dirt on Archie to him, but eventually gets out of the way. Mr.Lodge still wants Archie gone, but to no...

Review of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Volume 1

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, Volume 1, Six issue Trade Archie Comics Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli Cover: Robert Hack Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy 7/13 Sabrina Spellman is back. I’ve never read or watched Sabrina before this, and honestly, I don’t care. Whatever it was before doesn’t matter now–because Sabrina is back and her new adventures are blood-packed and disturbing. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has sent another hit from the Archie Horror department with the CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. Along with the Archie and Jughead reboots, Sabrina’s story is being retold from the very beginning;...

The New Archie & Jughead Reviewed Apr09

The New Archie & Jughead Reviewed

Archie, the classic of all classics…rejuvenated. Mark Waid in the new Archie takes all the greatness of the last 75 years and adds nuances for the modern era, for instance, using cell phones to add effect to the breakup of Betty and Archie in the beginning of the story, a break up which sets the emotional stage at Riverdale High. The series starts with the huge fight that has gone for ages, Betty vs Veronica. Archie has just broken up with Betty after the “Lipstick Incident”. The school tries to get them back together through prom but Jughead is wise enough to thwart that plan because it would be forced. Now the Lodges have moved in...

ARCHIE #1 with Kate (and Dan)

FADE IN… Dan and Kate are grabbing a burger and chocolate banana malt at a local burger joint. The malt is better than the burger, and the joint’s kitschy interior is trying too hard. But it’s a fun time. K: Look at all this Happy Days type junk on the wall. Hey isn’t that Howdy Doody? D: How would I know? ::looks:: Yup. That’s Howdy Doody. K: You look kinda bored. D: I just don’t like when things try too hard. It comes off as disingenuous, you know? But if things are really clicking? Everything is in synch and natural? Yeah, that’s the good stuff. K: Are you talking about Art, Life, or that chocolate banana malt you just polished off...