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Review: ‘Marvel Comics Digest #7′

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Marvel Comics Digest #7 Writers: Stan Lee, David Michelinie, Joe Caramagna and others Artists: Jack Kirby, Don Heck, George Perez and others Archie Comics; $6.99 It was a team-up that was at least as unexpected as that of Superman and Spider-Man in 1976, when they joined forces against Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus: Archie Comics, […]

Review: ‘Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1′

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Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 Writers: Paul Dini and Marc Andreyoko Artist: Laura Braga DC Comics; $3.99 Rated T for Teen There are a couple of categories of inter-company comic book crossovers. There are those that sound ideal from the get-go and seem like perfectly natural pairings, like Batman/The Shadow or Lumberjanes/Gotham […]

Review: ‘The Complete Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol.1: 1962-1972′

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The Complete Sabrina The Teenage Witch: 1962-1972 Writers: George Gladir, Frank Doyle, Dick Malmgren and others Aritsts: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Bob White and others Archie Comics; $9.99 Because of the peculiar, frozen-in-amber aspect of Archie Comics’ teenage protagonists—which means that a kid today can read Archie Comics and get the same basic story that […]

Review: ‘Archie Crossover Collection’

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Archie Crossover Collection Writers: Dan Parent, Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, Angelo DeCesare and Ian Flynn Artists: Parent, Gisele Lagace, Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash and Rich Koslowski Archie Comics: $14.99 Archie Andrews and the gang have starred in some of the more memorable comic book crossovers of the last few decades—memorable for their sheer weirdness if […]

Review: ‘Josie and The Pussycats Vol. 1′

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Josie and The Pussycats Vol. 1 Writers: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio Artist: Audrey Mok Archie Comics; $17.99 When it came time to add a Josie and The Pussycats ongoing to Archie Comics’ blossoming “New Riverdale” line of books—then consisting of the Archie, Jughead, and Betty & Veronica revamps—the publisher went with something pretty out […]

Review: ‘Jughead’ Vol. 2

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Jughead, vol. 2 Writers: Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North Artist: Derek Charm Archie Comics; $17.99 Rated Teen The first collected volume of the new Jughead comic proved to be a perfect companion title to the new Archie comic, discarding the romance and teen drama to focus exclusively on the jokes and gags, as befits a […]

Review: ‘Road To Riverdale’

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Road To Riverdale Writers: Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes and others Artists: Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Hughes and others Archie Comics; $14.99 Rated Teen The title of this special trade paperback collection suggests that its contents are the inspiration for the CW’s fairly bonkers new television series Riverdale, a sort of sexy teen noir […]

Review: ‘Jughead’ Vol. 1

Jughead Vol. 1 Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Erica Henderson Archie Comics; $19.99 Rated Teen When Archie Comics decided to remake their red-headed company namesake in a brand-new comic book in 2015, it was a pretty drastic move, one entailing a new look, a new format and the courting of a new, wider audience. They turned […]

Roundtable: The New Archie

Archie Comics’ flagship title, Archie, made it all the way up to issue #666 before the publisher pulled the plug on the classic house style and rebooted the comic with a new look and a slightly more realistic tone. We all checked out Archie #1, written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples […]

Review: Sonic Boom! #1-4

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Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and newcomer Sticks are back in an all-new series as they continue their battle to try to stop the evil antics of Dr. Eggman and his robotic creations. But can they remain a team long enough to get the job done? Review: Sonic Boom! #1-4 Written […]