All in all, The Big Moose One-Shot is another feather in the cap of the revitalized line from Archie Comics. The vitality their new approach has given to the line, as evidenced by the talent on display in this book, should ensure that the publisher holds onto its crown as the all-time champ of light-hearted teen high-jinks and romance in comics. If only I saw this book at the checkout of the local grocery store, maybe more eight to eleven year olds would harass their moms for it like I would have at their age. Read Full Review
The Big Moose special is a fine issue for Archie fans, but it would have been stronger if it could decide what it wanted to be. Jumping between classic pastiches and more emotional, grounded storytelling takes away from the cohesiveness of the work. Is Archie truly looking to deepen this character's core? Or do they want to celebrate his past? There are certainly ways to do both, but the clashing tones of these three narratives casts a wide aesthetic net that also feels destined to disappoint readers at least part of the time. Read Full Review
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