RICH REVIEWS: Riverdale # 1

Title: Riverdale # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Stories by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Writer: Will Ewing, Michael Grassi
Art: Joe Eisma
Colors: Andre Szymanowicz
Letters: John Workman
Cover: Alitha Martinez
Variant Covers: Elliott Fernandez, Francesco Francavilla, Peter Krause, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Ron Salas
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Each story in this series is named after a movie which is a great touch. Each of these stories does take place in the new universe created for the new TV series Riverdale.
“Bloodsport” Archie is on the football team and it is not all roses. Initiation to the football team is pure hell here. We do see Chuck in a different light than from other Archie series. Archie shows his willpower and toughness. This version of Riverdale is a dark and unfriendly place.
“Bring It On” Cheryl Blossom is Captain of the Cheerleaders. She has a version of Hell Week for Betty. Now we are treated to Betty in an almost not their cheerleader uniform. The illustration features a hot looking Betty.
There is a definite rivalry between Cheryl and Betty. One that will only intensify.
This is a dark and disturbing look at the Archie Universe and the characters in it from a mirror darkly.

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