BEST REVIEW EVER: Archie #1
TITLE: ARCHIE #1
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
WRITER: Mark Waid
ART: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz with Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
COVER: J. Scott Campbell, Colleen Coover, Tania del Rio, Joe Eisma, Francesco Francavilla, Genevieve F.T., Michael Gaydos, Sanford Greene, Robert Hack & Steve Downer, Dean Haspiel, David Mack, Moritat, Mike Norton, Jerry Ordway & Jose Villarubia, Ramon K. Perez, Ron Salas, Greg Scott & Steve Downer, T. Rex & Andre Szymanowicz, Brittney Williams, Chip Zdarsky
SUMMARY: As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town?
COMMENTS: This comic is perfect! Archie breaks the fourth wall and talks directly to the reader. We are told exactly what the new status quo is in Riverdale. The reader knows exactly who Archie is and that is every kid who ever went to High School. Betty instead of being wildly in love with Archie no matter what Archie does, now is Archie’s ex-girlfriend. The gang show how much the love and support Archie in a realistic way. Jughead is smooth, cool and always looking out for Archie. As I said everything is set up to understand the new status quo and it was done masterfully. I couldn’t be happier with the way this all came together! For anyone who ever read Archie comics before, you need to read this issue. You will agree, it fully worth the price of admission. I can’t wait for issue 2!