Archie #22

Archie #22

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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The end has come for one of Riverdale's most beloved residents. This is one you're going to want to buy, keep, and re-read over the years, because we promise it will never leave you.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jul 18, 2017

    Archie #22 builds up all the emotion needed for one dramatic reveal that will change Riverdale and Betty's life forever. This issue showcases one of the most important aspects of Archie - Riverdale as a community - so that when one person suffers the whole town suffers. "Over the Edge" continues to be one of the series' strongest arcs as it gives permanence to the normally light-hearted world of Archie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jul 21, 2017

    In the end, this story arc may not go down as the greatest of all time, however, Waid and Woods have crafted a story that will have an immediate impact on the residents of Riverdale. And more importantly, it lives up to its "Everything changes" proclamation in the never-changing world of Archie Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs Jul 23, 2017

    The tagline for this arc was "everything changes" and I wonder what that means. Can we expect darker, more realistic stories from now on? Will the fun and lighthearted story telling be no more? While I personally don't mind this it's really not what I pick up and issue of Archie for in the long run. Sure, I can accept more series stories being told but in the end when I put down an issue I want to be left feeling happy, that my favorite characters overcame their issues or at least grew as people in a positive way. After reading Archie #22 I was left sad and frustrated. The story as a whole was predictable, even to how it ended which I won't spoil, but no one is in a happy place at any point in this issue or the previous two issues which is a bummer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - jenisaur Jul 26, 2017

    Pick this one up for yourself–it looks like “Over the Edge” is building up to something bigger. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 19, 2017

    I'm sure that there's going to be some returning readers to this series, which hey, that's cool and a good thing. I'm not one of them. The drama feels superficial, and while I appreciate this rebooted Archie, it's still not for me. Read Full Review

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