Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Spotlight on Graphic Novels: Archie: Vol. One, The New Riverdale by Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu and Veronica Fish

Archie: Vol. One, The New Riverdale by Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu and Veronica Fish

Archie is reeling, his longtime girlfriend and best friend, Betty Cooper has broken up with him in such a massive argument that everyone at school just calls it "the lipstick incident." Their friends have been talking about nothing except ways to get the two of them back together, but Archie's buddy, Jughead is there to keep their classmates from meddling where they shouldn't be. The two of them clearly just need a little space to cool down.

Except, during that space, on Veronica Lodge shows up. She's a former reality star who comes from the kind of money that Archie can hardly wrap his mind around. Plus she's gorgeous and funny. Maybe she's just the ticket for Archie to end his days of moping around after the breakup? Maybe, but Jughead and Betty think he's running into something that's going to leave him burned worse than before.

Sound familiar? The Archie comic book series might be a classic, but this modern reboot finds a way to feel very current! If you've never met Archie and his classmates at Riverdale High, or if you're a longtime fan, this new and beautifully illustrated comic series is a really fun way to spend an afternoon. Plus, we already have the first volume of Jughead's own comic, with more of both to come!

More to read:
I Second That: Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
Middle School Monday: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Middle School Monday: "Ms. Marvel #2, Generation Why" writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artists, Jacob Wyatt (#6-7) & Adrian Alphona (#8-11)




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