Free Comic Book Day Is Saturday

Every spring we kick off our leaving the house into the warmer weather with a trip to C2E2 in Chicago. It’s a wonderful weekend celebration of comics and pop culture.  It is very quickly followed by what has become a Jordan holiday, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (click through the link for their home page). Hundreds of stores across the US will be giving away comic books this Saturday. The goal is of course promotion, bring new people to comic book stores and bring in new readers to comics.  And I think it does do this though how well I can’t say. I do know I love going out and seeing so many people enjoying the comic stores and comics...

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...