Archie #6

Archie #6

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Archie and Jughead are on the outs with each other, and now Archie has no one to help him against the fury that is Hiram Lodge! Not even Veronica wants to go up against her own father! Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Howard the Duck, the Riverdale CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid for another brand new issue of the hit series!

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 18, 2016

    'Archie' by Waid and Fish is so ripe with fun and drama that it makes sense that the CW Network is producing a live-action series, Riverdale, with these characters. The next great teen drama has always been with us and it continues in this fantastic new series that captures the whimsy of the past with greater depth and real emotions. Waid and Fish have broken the mold of whatever goofy image Archie may had had before. 'Archie' is a legitimate winner on every level that is funny and compelling without an ounce of snark or cynicism. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Gabbie G. Feb 17, 2016

    All in all, the new Archie continues with its down-to-Earth charm, wry and occasionally slapstick wit, and surprising emotional relatability. Yes, it's fun and compelling, but on top of what was already enjoyable I feel like Veronica Fish especially has brought something unique and completely new to the book with her " hard to define, but something tangible and personal I feel a connection to, truly the adult equivalent of what I felt submerging in Riverdale as a child. Team Archie is really doing a stellar job revitalizing that feeling, but for everyone, independent of nostalgia alone. It may seem like I spend these reviews gushing and refusing to say anything critical, but the fact is simply that I have yet to be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Feb 27, 2016

    Archie #6 is another solid issue in this highly enjoyable reboot. The writing and art are both top-notch and the comic is full of humor and heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Feb 19, 2016

    This enjoyable story features a strong plot and characterization. The art makes everything flow and brings the characters to life. It's a drama-filled comedic issue building up to a twist! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 13, 2016

    A good issue that progresses the plot well. The emotional resonance is strong for all the dynamic relationships due to solid dialogue and well drawn characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Feb 19, 2016

    Archie hits the sweet spot of complex relationships and unpredictable fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Project Fandom - Rexlor Graymond Feb 23, 2016

    Just when one thought Reggie Mantle couldn't be anymore of an a-hole, leave it to good ol' Mark Waid to crank up the jerkiness to an 11! One of the best aspects of the new look Riverdale is its inclination to be more grounded, filled with a spectrum of emotions, encounters and characters. Archie can't always be happy-go-lucky though its charm and pep remain prominent components of the series. Ne'er do wells like Mantle are an occasional necessity to shake things up. But this revised version" he's something else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Feb 14, 2016

    This series is presented more realistically than the older Archie Comic titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 22, 2016

    I don’t think I need to persuade anyone to pick this issue up but, in case you’re on the fence, I’ll tell you this: The all new Archie series is just building up to become something of the close group of kids we all know and love. I have no doubt that Waid is going to take us on quite the journey with these kids, so be sure to keep up with the series and enjoy the awesomeness that is Archie! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 18, 2016

    So far one of the more enjoyable aspects to Archie's new look has been the depth given to the book's extensive cast. Mark Waid has done an excellent job in crafting unique, multidimensional characters thus far, and in issue #6 he uses the partial absence of the book's title lead to advance other players, such as Reggie and Veronica, even further. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Feb 19, 2016

    Even if you've never read “Archie” or if you're a lifelong fan, there's still something here to you to have fun with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    PopOptiq - Ashley Leckwold Feb 17, 2016

    Archie #6 continues the new reboot's streak of creating a modern and fun vibe for the series while still keeping to the core of the original series both in Waid's writing and Fish's art. While this particular issue does sometimes feel like it's trying to cover too much ground at once sometimes, it does still move forward on a lot of fronts between Veronica's relationship with Archie and Reggie's general sleaziness. Does it also introduce a new love interest for Betty? Who can say right now, but that line is laid pretty hard currently. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Feb 17, 2016

    And when the issue is away from Reggie, it's pleasantly apparent that the original book still very much exists. The details in the lives of the main characters remains stunningly well-realized (and usually funny). Veronica's frustration manifesting itself as athletic prowess is perfect summation of her character and her genuine concern over Archie's well-being is sweet. Similarly, the realization that the supposed stuck-up Betty really love's Archie is a nice step towards establishing the love-triangle dynamic of the original series. I hope that this love-triangle is in some way resolved instead of dragging on for another 60 years, but that's really a mark of how much Mark Waid has made me care about the characters. Archie number six evinces how excellent the book can be when it stays rooted in its relationships. While the art and main story are giving me pause, it's hard not to be optimistic about the continued success of the series. Read Full Review

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