The first copies of Jughead #1 have gone out and reviews are starting to pour in. Since I've loved the Archie reboot so much, I was eager to read this, but does it hold up to Archie? Does it hold up to classic Jughead? Well let's get into it. Update: Initially, when putting in the rating, I went to an old method that I used on a one to ten scale instead of the percentage our interface uses. That made it look like this issue got a review of about half a star out of five stars. Sorry, Archie Comics.
We've got a preview of Archie #3 in our e-mail today, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't squee a little bit. Mark Waid and Fiona Staples have been knocking this series out the park. With this issue promising the first real look at Veronica Lodge in the new Riverdale, it promises to be something really special.
One of the surprises for me this year has been the relaunched Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Archie Comics has been kind enough to send us some teaser pages. I'm calling them teasers because we're only seeing the art, which includes one of the first interactions between Archie and Veronica. I'm really waiting to read this, so check them out, and assume that we'll have a review as soon as we can before the September 30 release date.
Archie #2 is out this week, and while I really liked the first issue, I was still hesitant about the series as a whole. Could the tone and the elements that made me like the first issue be maintained? How will Veronica's introduction into Riverdale be handled? Needless to say, there may be spoilers.
Archie Comics keeps doing a better and better job of updating their line of comics. It all started with Afterlife With Archie. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina continues this trend of taking old characters and updating them. We've yet to see the two books crossover, but it's beginning to look like a matter of time before it happens.
There's been a lot of speculation about Archie Comics Riverdale relaunch. There were fears that it would turn into a grim and gritty reboot, on par with the infamous Fan Film Trailer made by Point Blank Creative in 2011. However, Mark Waid had a reputation that didn't match those fears, and artist Fiona Staples has the brightest style, even when illustrating very dark scenes. I'll address the tone of the new series and the overall quality of the book. CAUTION: There may be SPOILERS ahead, despite my best efforts to avoid them.
Along with the preview for Archie #1 came a gallery of the various variant covers for the premier issue. For your enjoyment, here is a full gallery including the retailer variants we shared a few weeks ago.
Archie #1 is coming, and while Archie Comics was trying to make the month a big launch of three new Riverdale titles, they're still committing heavily to the flagship title, by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. As with any big launch, there are retailer exclusive variants. Check them out below.
Archie caught hell for their Kickstarter last week, but it hasn't stopped them from continuing their Horror line, one of the best things to come out of Archie in recent years. The second book in that line, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, came for me after what I could only perceive as a lackluster week where only a handful of comics seemed to be worth the time it took to read them, much less the money being asked for in the cover price. I was ready for I book I have liked in the past to give me another installment of some enjoyable reading.
I've heard a lot about Afterlife With Archie, and have been enjoying the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina a little, so when the opportunity came to review the latest issue of the series that launched the Archie Horror line, I couldn't resist, despite my usual disdain for zombies.
It's been a while since the first issue, but when I saw the preview copy arrive for the second, I was certain to sit down and read it right away. I'm hoping that the Archie Horror line sticks around, but dread the inevitable Josie and the Pussycats title, although if they do it, I'm betting on some type of were-cats.
Those of you who like variant covers, especially variant covers by great artists are in for a treat from Archie Comics, as the relaunch Archie with a new first issue featuring variant covers from some of the best artists in comics today! Keep reading for the official press release and the covers.