RICH REVIEWS: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest # 312

Title: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest # 312
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writers: Mike Pellowski, Fernando Ruiz, Frank Doyle, Jim Ruth, Angelo DeCecare, George Gladir, Dick Malmgren, Kathleen Webb, Hal Smith, John Albano, Dexter Taylor
Pencils: Bill Golliher, Fernando Ruiz, Dan DeCarlo Jr., Stan Goldberg, Tim Kennedy, Bill Vigoda, Harry Lucey, Dick Malmgren, Samm Schwartz, Bob Bolling, Dexter Taylor
Inks: Jon D’Agostino, Jimmy DeCarlo, James DeCarlo, Bob Smith, Selig, Chic Stone, Rich Koslowski, Harry Lucey, Rudy Lapick, Mike Esposito, Henry Scarpelli, Mario Acquaviva, Vince DeCarlo, Al Nickerson, Dexter Taylor
Letters: Jon D’Agostino, Bill Yoshida, Vince DeCarlo
Cover: Bill Golliher
Price: $ 6.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: “First Daze of School!” Archie is thinking to much about school starting up again. He does try to get his mind off it without much success. Well, he does learn how to deal with it by just going with the flow.
“News Crash” Even when not all that much is happening at Riverdale High things do happen. Archie does go to an interesting school. The characters all look wonderful even Veronica with a can of paint on her head.
“Flight of the Bumble” Archie has the worst luck at getting into situations that no one else ever would. Of course, a girl was involved they always are.
“Camp Out-Creep Out” Archie and Reggie’s childhood camp out in retrospect was not as scary as it seemed but when your a kid and have imagination things do seem different. It is fun to look back on.
“Down in the Dumps” Archie always finds a way or it finds him to get into trouble when no one else would. His luck is uncanny. Giving Veronica a present is such a simple thing yet here Archie does manage to let it get him down in the dumps.
“Cool Fool” Yes Archie sure has a cool head which nearly explodes with his jealousy. Poor guy his jealousy also gets him into trouble as does most things with him.
“No Couth” This story does not fully remake sense it has no real punchline. It is Archie doers what he does next and getting himself into trouble. The classic style art looks amazing.
“The Ol’ Pigskin Ploy” Archie and Veronica do the Ol’ Charlie Brown and Lucy play. Poor Archie he never stood a chance. It is fun to watch him and even root for him.
“Line Drive” Archie’s jealousy does cause him all kinds of problems. The lengths he will go to you will not believe or what he believes. Poor Archie.
“Tested But Not Bested” Mr. Lodge has a well-laid plan to prove to Veronica Archie is not the best boy for her. His well-laid plan involves Archie so it does not go as planned. Things with Archie never do.
Archie has a certain attitude about him that you will find both frustrating and endearing. He is such a lovely boy who just happens to get into so much trouble. His heart though is in the right place so you can not help but love him and his antics.

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