Archie Comics has a new addition to the Archie Horror line among its new releases this week, Vampironica. I shared an early look at it a month ago. I was excited at the time, and upon reading the preview Archie Comics sent out, I am still excited. Why, do you ask?
Mighty Crusaders is Archie Comics' valiant effort at publishing a great super-hero comic. They're doing an admirable job at it. Yes, I know that we haven't covered it a lot, but I have been reading the review copies and actually enjoying it as it has progressed. Each issue is better than the last, and if the following comics in Archie's Dark Circle imprint can continue this trend, then expect some great super-hero comics from the company that originally published these heroes.
I really don't know why I've held off from reviewing an issue of the Archies for so long. I love the writing of Matt Rosenberg, and Alex Segura has never let me down, and I have no problem with the concept of the Archies as a band. Maybe with "the New Riverdale," I was a little hesitant how it would work with the story working its way through the core title.It was a slow day for me and the Archie Comics previews arrived in my inbox, and liking Tegan and Sara since "Hell," I wanted to give it a fighting chance.
Megan and Greg Smallwood are behind the latest addition to Archie's Horror line, Vampironica. In this story, Veronica becomes a vampire and has to deal with a monster invasion of Riverdale. Fans of Greg Smallwood's art for Marvel should love this book, as the art is the great quality you've come to expect from him.
Well, the idea of everything changing in Riverdale went pretty well. Our worst fears weren’t realized, but everything did change for the Riverdale gang, and one in particular. Mark Waid and Pete Woods pulled at the heart strings enough to make an impact greater than any event Archie Comics tried to pull off in the
It seems like the seventh issue of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina just came out. If you, like me, have missed a regular dose of Archie Horror's take on the teenage witch, then you'll be pleased to learn that the next installment of "The Witch-War" We even get a nice cameo of one of the Riverdale gang in these preview pages Archie Comics sent us.
Archie Comics has promised that “Over The Edge” will change the New Riverdale with tragedy striking one of the gang. Now with Archie #22, we finally learn the outcome of this story that changes everything. Archie #22 Script: Mark Waid Art: Pete Woods, Jack Morelli Cover: Pete Woods Variant Cover: Thomas Pitilli, Greg Smallwood On
It's a long wait between issues in the Archie Horror line, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is no exception. If there is one rule in comics, it's that if you're going to make your readers wait, then it better be worth it. So far, Sabrina has been worth it, but it seems to moving very slow. Last issue promised the return of Sabrina's father, this issue delivers his story.
It's been promised that everything would change for the new Riverdale in "Over The Edge." A beloved Riverdale resident would face tragedy, and the instant speculation began over who it would be. Well, from the looks of this preview, things don't look good for a certain Ms. Cooper. Of course, that could be a red herring and it'll be a twist ending from out of nowhere. I guess we'll have to wait a couple of weeks to find out.
When Archie Comics first announced Adam Hughes as the writer and artist for Betty & Veronica, I was cautiously optimistic. With each of the first two issues, I got more optimistic, but remained cautious. The book, however good it was, still didn't seem to quite fit with the new narrative that Mark Waid had established for the New Riverdale. Now the final issue of the debut story arc is available, and we can fully evaluate how well Adam Hughes' Betty & Veronica sits not only with the rest of the New Riverdale, but as a story as a whole.
I like getting review copies from Archie Comics. With a few exceptions, they’ve been firing on all cylinders with the new Riverdale. I reviewed the first issue, and found it wanting a little, but when Adam Hughes produces an entire comic book, not just the cover, I’ll read the second issue. BETTY & VERONICA #2
Archie Comics sent us a preview yesterday of Archie Meets The Ramones. I was looking forward to reading it, as I'm a fan of both Matthew Rosenberg and Gisèle Lagacé. Archie Comics has become one of my favorite publishers as well, but I was initially apprehensive about how this special crossover would be in execution, as Archie crossovers always seem a little odd. I blame the Punisher and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Nevertheless, the creative team looked awesome, and I've always been a big proponent of the concept that no idea is bad if it's executed properly.