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.
Riverdale has become the guilty pleasure of Archie fans, and with an announcement today, Archie Comics is expanding the darker tone of the Riverdale series with a character that has already seen her dark turn in the comics, as well as had her time being adapted for television. Sabrina the Teenage Witch is returning to television in a Netflix series by Riverdale showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. No cast decisions or expected release date have been named yet.
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
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.
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.
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.
Archie Meets Ramones is at first glance another Archie crossover that feels unlikely and a little forced like crossovers with Predator and Sharknado. This one has some of our favorite people on the creative team and looks so promising, if for no other reason than the musical history Archie has in the comics, even though it does seem miles away from the Ramones. Co-written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Gisèle Lagacé, the comic looks worthy of at the very least giving a try. If it were being put together by a standard Archie creative team from four or five years ago, we would probably not even mention it, but those names connect to it make it worth checking out.
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.