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pigglywiggly reviewed Archie #20 May 17, 2017
6.5

If this is "the BIGGEST comic event in ARCHIE HISTORY" no wonder Archie Comics is in trouble. This new plot feels like it came out of nowhere and Archie acts like an idiot.

Archie #20

By: Mark Waid, Pete Woods
Released: May 17, 2017

It's the BIGGEST comic event in ARCHIE HISTORY! Archie and Reggie's ongoing feud reaches a fever pitch that pits the two against each other in a thrill ride on the deadly Serpent's Tail!

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pigglywiggly reviewed Reggie and Me #5 May 3, 2017
5.0

(spoilers) Omg why did they lead us to believe that Vader would die and then fake us out? That was such a cheap move. There are other problems with the writing and characterization too. The art is still decent, but it can't save this book. It started off promising in issue one and then just crashed and burned. Maybe cutting it down to a five parter instead of an ongoing hurt it too much.

Reggie and Me #5

By: Tom DeFalco, Sandy Jarrell
Released: May 3, 2017

Forced to face the consequences of his recent actions, Reggie also confronts his most painful crisis as we learn Vader's fate. Plus: Big Moose lashes back! Midge makes a startling revelation! Betty makes a daring movie and Archie gathers the gang for a climax you won't want to miss!

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pigglywiggly reviewed Archie #19 Apr 19, 2017
6.0

I'd dropped this title but checked out this one since it sounded like it might build up events for Archie 20. No, it doesn't, and it was misleadingly described in press releases (it's about a phony award Mr. Lodge arranges). The sudden dropping of Jughead's hate of Veronica is sudden and unconvincing, and only emphasizes how pointlessly nasty it was to include it in the first place.

Archie #19

By: Mark Waid, Pete Woods
Released: Apr 19, 2017

With Veronica Lodge back in town, everyone's vying for her hand, from Archie to Toni to Reggie Mantle! Romance runs deep in Riverdale this issue!

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pigglywiggly reviewed Jughead #14 Apr 5, 2017
7.0

A decent sendoff to Ryan North, but it's the least of all his Jughead stories. It's not as funny, and (this is becoming a recurring problem, or maybe something I never noticed before) the plot turns on Betty's sadness, the only thing that motivates Jughead to change what he's done. Never mind that he screws over his other friends in the process; Betty comes first. She's gone from being one of my f more

Jughead #14

By: Ryan North, Derek Charm
Released: Apr 5, 2017

When Juggie's ruined everyone's lives (but by accident, obviously) and also drawn the entire Internet's attention to Riverdale, can he fix it? And how can a man who only wants to eat burgers in peace have caused such problems? All these questions and more are answered in this issue!

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pigglywiggly reviewed Riverdale #1 Apr 5, 2017
5.0

Jesu cristo this sucks. Joe Eisma is one of the worst Archie reboot artists, characterization of Chuck Clayton is effed up and the whole book is just an uncomfortably naked cash grab for a floundering company that has no standards left to lose before it goes belly up and gets sold off to a bigger company. I now look forward to that day, if this is the kind of mediocre junk that ACP wants to sell u more

Riverdale #1

By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Alitha Martinez
Released: Apr 5, 2017

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the must-read, brand new, ongoing comic series! Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats, and their friends, exploring small-town l...

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7.0

A nice enough Jughead werewolf comic with Jughead well cast as a lycanthrope and everyone else aptly characterized (though Betty being the savior in every series is starting to grate). The art is good too. I don't feel the need to see this go to series, though.

Jughead: The Hunger (One Shot) #1

By: Frank Tieri, Michael Walsh
Released: Mar 29, 2017

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite... but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine)...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Reggie and Me #4 Mar 29, 2017
6.0

Spoilers--This time the plot just explodes, in a lame way. All these late, contrived cameos from old ass Archie characters like Little Ambrose and Ginger Snapp, the 'bully' from Central returns (why?), Vader gets hurt because Reggie snaps at him...uncharacteristically, so it feels random. There's much too much Betty; why is she even here? I thought we were supposed to learn more about Midge instea more

Reggie and Me #4

By: Tom DeFalco, Sandy Jarrell
Released: Mar 29, 2017

As Reggie kicks his master plan to pit Moose against Archie Andrews into high gear - a plan to get them both expelled from Riverdale High - Vader questions his master's fascination with Midge Klump. Why is Reggie so fascinated by her? What is it that makes her so special? Find out in the penultimate chapter of this 5-issue miniseries!

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pigglywiggly reviewed Reggie and Me #2 Mar 8, 2017
6.5

They should have given the artist a better script to work on. Almost everyone but Reggie, Archie and his dog are out of character, among other problems.

Reggie and Me #2

By: Tom DeFalco, Sandy Jarrell
Released: Jan 11, 2017

There are a set of unspoken rules when it comes to dealing with Reggie Mantle. Rules that, when broken, can easily get you on his bad side. Unfortunately for most of the people Reggie encounters, they don't know these rules. In fact, there's only one person that does - and it isn't a person at all, it's Reggie's devoted Dachshund, Vader. With half ...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Reggie and Me #3 Mar 8, 2017
6.0

The good news is, the art is still nice. The bad news is, the story gets even more boring. This series' sales are pretty bad, and I can see why.

Reggie and Me #3

By: Tom DeFalco, Sandy Jarrell
Released: Mar 8, 2017

In the third installment of this five-issue miniseries, everyone thinks they know Big Moose. They're wrong. Determined to rid himself of both Moose and Archie, Reggie exploits his new "friendship" with the big guy to learn, "The Secret Life of Moose Mason!"  Reggie uncovers surprising truths about Moose's family and his troubled past. He ...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Reggie and Me #1 Dec 13, 2016
7.0

The art is quite decent. The story...meh. Why all the dog narrators in New Riverdale?

Reggie and Me #1

By: Tom DeFalco, Sandy Jarrell
Released: Dec 7, 2016

There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than...  Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn't think there's anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up-his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest prank...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Jughead #11 Nov 30, 2016
8.0

Another well written issue from Ryan North. It sucks that this book is tanking so badly (the worst selling of all the Archie reboots so far). I can understand the bad sales on the Archie main title reboot, which isn't very good, but the Jughead title doesn't deserve that. If you've been meaning to buy this book but haven't gotten around to it, hurry up, because at this rate it won't be around long more

Jughead #11

By: Ryan North, Derek Charm
Released: Nov 30, 2016

In our last issue, a disastrous date causes Sabrina to curse Jughead and take her revenge! Guess what? In this issue, this is still a thing! The mysterious Sabrina reveals what her entire deal is! And let's say the not-at-all mysterious Jughead reveals something too! (It's whether or not he still likes burgers) (he does) Conflict! Burgers! J...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Archie #14 Nov 26, 2016
6.0

I finally give up on this series. Too much inexplicable characterization, too little focus, too many artist changes (the current one isn't very good), and there is something about the way it treats its female characters that I just don't like. They probably brought in Waid's female co-writer for some balance, but too late. Sorry.

Archie #14

By: Mark Waid, Joe Eisma
Released: Nov 16, 2016

Once, Veronica Lodge was the Princess of Riverdale, flowers strewn at her feet everywhere she walked. Now she's a just regular student at a private school full of Mean Girls who've made her their Betty, led by their Queen Bee, the alluring and diabolical Cheryl Blossom.

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pigglywiggly reviewed Betty & Veronica #2 Nov 9, 2016
9.0

I have to give this book a 9 just because of the art.

Betty & Veronica #2

By: Adam Hughes, Adam Hughes
Released: Nov 9, 2016

The latest hit New Riverdale series continues to defy expectations with some major surprises: including besties turning into enemies! The battle no one expected hits its peak as Betty and Veronica declare all-out war on each other! It's a battle of benefits as Betty tries to raise money to save Pop's, while Ronnie's staging her own competing...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Archie #13 Oct 19, 2016
6.5

The art is a little better than the last two issues, but the writing is worse. I'm about ready to give up on this title...I see from the comichron charts that I'm not the only one. In just a little over a year, sales on this title have gone from 101,488 to 14,341...Archie Comics needs to take a new approach to this book and to all their comics in general.

Archie #13

By: Mark Waid, Joe Eisma
Released: Oct 19, 2016

Veronica's out... and Cheryl Blossom is in! Veronica has to adjust to her new settings at Pembrooke Academy, a private school. That shouldn't be a problem for the rich, affable teen, except for one thing: Pembrooke's reigning queen, Cheryl, isn't looking to make any friends. Can Veronica establish her place at the haughty high school? And just how ...

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9.5

Afterlife With Archie #10

By: Roberto Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Aug 31, 2016

"Betty, RIP," Part 5: "Interlude with the Pussycats." Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone - until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of J...

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pigglywiggly reviewed Afterlife With Archie #10 Aug 31, 2016
6.0

Spoilers This issue wasn't as good as the last one. Run of the mill vampire origin story...the Manson part was tasteless...Pepper is supposed to have short black hair and glasses.

Afterlife With Archie #10

By: Roberto Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Aug 31, 2016

"Betty, RIP," Part 5: "Interlude with the Pussycats." Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone - until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of J...

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pigglywiggly rated Archie #11 Aug 27, 2016
6.0

Archie #11

By: Mark Waid, Veronica Fish
Released: Aug 24, 2016

Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie's garage for a while, but now it's finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band - assuming, of course, that she gets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared wi...

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