All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal Archie #1
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All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal Archie #1

Writer: Ty Templeton Artist: Dan Parent Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this all-new, all-ages comic from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Issue #1 features one of five connecting variant covers by Les McClaine. Collect them all to create one giant image of Pop's Chock'lit Shop!

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Jul 25, 2017

    Your Pal, Archie #1 is a solid start to a charming and nostalgic Archie series, one that is easily accessible for an all-ages crowd. A great, and essential, introduction for any new reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Jul 6, 2017

    The first issue delivers on the promise of updating the series while still managing to capture the feel of a classic ARCHIE comic. Nothing is sacrificed, and everything is gained. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 8, 2017

    Your Pal Archie#1 has all the melodrama and slapstick of an old school, supermarket Archie digest with relevant 21st century jokes and a hint of suspense from Ty Templeton and wacky layouts and visual comedy from Dan Parent. It's a (crazy) summer vacation in comic book form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jul 27, 2017

    Your Pal Archie #1 is a solid issue for fans who miss classic Archie storytelling, but still want a sprinkle of modern flare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Jul 26, 2017

    Overall, this is a fun comic, and. perfect balance between classic Archie nostalgia and modern comics. It truly is an all-ages book, and the separate stories will ensure that there is a little something for every reader. After an intense, suspenseful season of Riverdale and some more serious events in the ongoing Archie title, Your Pal Archie is the perfect, light-hearted addition to the Archie line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jul 26, 2017

    Oh, I would be remiss to forget that we are treated to a bonus classic Betty and Veronica story at the end that includes all the best parts found in Archie comics: a competition between the two girls, some magic, and a completely oblivious Archie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - James Blair Jul 3, 2017

    One last perk of this title that needs mentioning is the linking variant covers which any fan of the Archie universe is going to want to make a necessity by the looks of them. Pop's never looked better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Jul 31, 2017

    Your Pal Archie #1 left me with mixed feelings. The stories being told were fine but I didn't find the art too endearing and have read more amusing stories in the past. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rasheda Aug 12, 2017

    I like this series, a bit simple but not dialogue or plot heavy. Although the characters are not very diverse (they should include Josie and the Pussycats a little more) I enjoy reading these as a little mind break. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2017

    If you pine for the simpler, more innocent Archie Comics of yore, then Your Pal Archie is the comic for you. This new series offers basically the exact same take on the Riverdale crew that fans have seen from those grocery store digests for decades. Simple, innocent, all-ages fun, in other words. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jul 31, 2017

    There's nothing wrong with "Your Pal Archie" #1, per se. Mechanically, the book is solid and well constructed, clearly written and drawn in the vein of classic Archie strips and books. With most of the other Archie properties feeling more inclusive and reflective of contemporary demographics, however, this books stands out for what it's not and that's disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Briton Aug 12, 2017

    Hopefully this will remain gimmick-free, unlike the 'Archie' series.

  • 7.0
    pigglywiggly Jul 28, 2017

    "The return of classic Archie" it ain't. Sigh. It's not bad, just disappointing. It's drawn in a retooling of the classic style that feels wrong somehow, especially the way Archie is designed. The writing is just okay. Worst, this issue is padded out with a reprint of an old story in the true classic style that not only makes this kind of a rip off but emphasizes how much cuter and more vibrant Dan Parent's art was before he had to reboot it for this title.

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