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.
Archie has sent us a preview of Jughead #9, on sale today! It features a new creative team in Ryan North and Derek Charm, and the introduction into the new Riverdale of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch! Check out the preview below, then pick it up at your local comic shop!
Josie and the Pussycats is the fifth title in the New Riverdale series, provided you count the digital-only Kevin Keller series set a few years in the future. This series puts the girl group in matching cat-themed outfits into the more contemporary world Mark Waid has set the stage with, no pun intended. Without further ado, let's get to the review and see if the new series holds up under scrutiny.
I know you guys must get tired of me reviewing Archie comics, but they've been hitting a lot of home runs in the past year. The cornerstone of their revitalized catalog is Archie, written by legendary comics writer Mark Waid. The latest issue hit stores this week and after reading it, I had to share my thoughts.
There's probably not been an Archie comic that more people have looked forward to since its announcement than Betty and Veronica #1 by Adam Hughes. I, for one, looked forward to sharing my thoughts with you about this comic, until I got the chance to read it. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but therein lies the problem. Please, read to the end of the review.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina has been building to the Witch War, and it's almost arrived! The Archie Horror title has been a favorite of ours here since it first arrived last year. Despite delays, interest has apparently been kept as alive as something in a horror book could be. Now the story that has been slowly building through five issues will reach a boiling point in Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina #7.
Josie and the Pussycats are joining the New Riverdale relaunch this September. Archie Comics fans have always had a soft spot for the girl group that once was so popular, they got their own feature film. The new series will be written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio. Marguerite has gotten a lot of press for her handling of female characters at Marvel and DC. The artwork will be provided by Audrey Mok, whose work you might remember from Heroine Chic or from the variant covers she's provided for some of the Archie books in the past year. It's looking very promising.
The delays in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Afterlife With Archie have been hard for fans of the Archie Horror Line to take. Fortunately, these delays are not accompanied with missed solicitations, just long breaks between the publishing of issues with most recently almost a year between issues. The long wait is over, and we see
This past couple of television seasons has seen an eruption of television shows based on comics, with CW leading the way with The Flash, Arrow, and iZombie. Word got out earlier that Supergirl would join those shows, and a renewed Legends of Tomorrow. Today it was announced that the CW would have a solid half dozen of comic-based television series on its schedule. The newest series to debut, based on a comic book series is Riverdale.
We just learned that Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North will take over Jughead this September with its ninth issue. Taking over as artist will be Derek Charm, whose work you might recognize from IDW's Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and is the artist for the upcoming Jughead #7. Also of note in the ninth issue is the New Riverdale debut of a certain teenage witch, Sabrina.