Review for Archie Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
by Mark Waid

archie comicsSince the premier of the show Riverdale it is clear why Archie is and has always been a popular character. Archie Comics is one of the longest published comics since the first appearance of the character in Pep Comics #22 dated December 1941. The comic became popular do to its mature story telling and was intended to be for teenagers and young adults.

 

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Archie also introduced several popular characters such as Sabrina Spellman, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and  Josie and the Pussycats.

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Vol. 1  & Vol.2 of Mark Waid’s Archie is a creative take on the origin of Archie Andrews. The book is edgy, surprising, and humorous. Waid is able to revamp this character to appeal to the current age and still does the honor of keeping the character classy. So Riverdale is back and is better than ever! The books have several different tales that are a reminder of the classic Archie but with a modern take. I really enjoyed the 1st Volume of the series and Volume 2 is written just as well as the first.

 

However, I would have preferred that Fiona Staples did all the art for volume 1. I feel that the artwork was a lot stronger when the series began. I can not give an accurate review on the artwork since the artist has been changed a few time since Fiona Staples did the first half of volume 1. The other issues after Staples’s artwork is decent and good.

I would highly recommend this series for anyone who was interested in Archie and the new CW show Riverdale. Mark Waid’s writing is at its finest in this series, so please check it out.

Once again I am Ashley Rose and you can Follow me via Twitter @Aapplero5e, signing out.

 

Ashley Rose

Ashley Rose is Freelance comic book artist | Illustrator, featured in the San Diego International Comic Con book and known for several horror anthology stories under different independent comics such as About Time Comics.

Born in Corpus Christi, TX, she started her craftsmanship’s as a classical artist trained under an apprenticeship from an award winning tattoo artist Carl Alexander in Texas. She then went on and attended The Art Institute graduating in Graphic Design & Illustration. It was her move to Atlanta, GA that helped to propel her future forward. Ashley was able to work as an artist for Chronicles of Terror, Union Line, and have pin up art featured in About Time Comics- Godsend. There have also been many featured galleries on websites, including We the Nerdy and The Bronze Review.

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