Monday, August 24, 2015

Comic Review: Archie Issue #1 & #2 by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples!

Change is coming to Riverdale in this can't-miss kick-off to Archie's new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-read #1 issue! 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? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!


The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there's one thing that remains constant: Archie's car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie's on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who's behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale? Find out in the second issue of this all-new Archie series!


When I was younger, I read the Betty & Veronica comics. I had a big girl crush on both of them and would cut out my favorite pictures and put them on the wall by my bed. But even though I enjoyed their stories as a kid, I wasn't too excited when I heard that there would be a new Archie series...that is until I realized that Mark Waid would be writing and Fiona Staples would be illustrating. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try a new series by these 2 brilliant minds.

The first 2 issues of Archie met my expectations and I definitely plan on continuing to follow the series. The story begins in the aftermath of Archie and Betty's break up, an event that shocked all of Riverdale. While his friends plot to get them back together and Betty seems to regret splitting up, Archie just wants to find his own purpose and identity. He has spent most of his young life as Betty's other half and now he's venturing out on his own. The second issue ends with the introduction of Veronica and I'm looking forward to the drama that her character will undoubtedly stir up. 

If you're new to comics or if you've been looking for something outside of the sci-fi, fantasy, or superhero genres, then I would recommend giving this a try. Waid is a wonderful writer. Staples is an amazing artist. Together they make a fantastic team. 


Talk Supe said...

Oh wow, I gotta look for this one. I'm a big Archie fan!

Anne Hannah said...

I've heard these are great!

Addicted2Heroines said...

Braine - I got these 2 through Comixology. That's where I get pretty much all of my comics and graphic novels now.

Anne - They were fun to read =)

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