Archie #10

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

It's Team Archie vs. Team  Betty! A civil war has broken out in Riverdale - friends against friends, parents against parents, with the entire town torn down the middle by an event that forces everyone to take sides! No joke-the events of this issue will impact Archie and his pals for some time to come!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Aug 3, 2016

    I know I eschewed specifics in this review, but that's for your benefit. If you'd like to discuss the details, drop me a line on the Twitter or the Facespace and I'll be happy to talk. Whatever you do, make sure you read this book. It's a work of art. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Rexlor Graymond Aug 1, 2016

    Ten months in and Mark Waid's run on Archie has reached its penultimate issue with our titular teenager ruining lives and breaking hearts like he never has before. The goal of making Riverdale fresh and exciting and relevant again has been a wild success, however Waid has raised the stakes by immersing these youths in rather perilous situations never read before. With Veronica Fish drawing quite possibly her best work yet, Waid upheaves the relationships between the leads into somber territory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 26, 2016

    This is a great issue for any Archie fan. I’m really hoping that we’ll see some new developments with Archie and Betty. Jughead had maybe one line in this issue, so it would be great to see him more, too. Bottom line, the plot is thickening, so keep reading to watch the madness unfold! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Aug 1, 2016

    Mark Waid and Veronica Fish give us a highly entertaining and emotionally charged issue that will set the stage for continued friction, but as we fans of Archie know, these kids will find a way to resolve it. How they do that will test their character, and what they are willing to lose (and gain) in the process. That's the quality of good drama. I hope you're reading Archie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs Apr 29, 2017

    Our bonus classic Archie comic this issue is about Archie hanging out with Betty and being a bit annoyed that she's more physically gifted than he is, pretty much focusing on his bruised male ego. It's an amusing read, especially seeing how modern depictions of Betty celebrate her "tomboy" traits rather than make them seem odd. While it doesn't directly relate to the main story on the surface, it is a bit akin to the issues modern-day Archie faces in relation to Betty. But either way, it's a fun read as is the whole issue. I can feel the story is about to take a big shift and hopefully some of the problems hanging over our favorite characters' heads will soon be resolved. This series has been a breath of fresh air and recommend picking it up from the beginning or grabbing a trade paperback collection if possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 28, 2016

    The amazing thing about Mark Waid's Archie run is that he's not reinventing the wheel. He's not even reinventing the characters. He's just taking the property's long-running themes and character quirks and giving them a modern air. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 1, 2016

    The Archie, Betty, and Veronica love triangle has always been a point of drama for the otherwise goofy comedy of the classic comic. Waid has added some depth and some real emotional weight to this messy situation while keeping the series fun and light. In Fish, Waid's found the perfect artist to express his thoughts to paper, exceeding all possible expectations. This is another turning point for our favorite dysfuntional Riverdale threesome making 'Archie' one of comics' A-list properties.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Aug 4, 2016

    There's a world where the issue's relentless focus on giving Archie's actions real world consequences would play as wrongheaded as stories such as Batman trying to save children in Southeast Asia from land mines or Spider-Man battling marijuana, but it mostly works. Archie has had some problems balancing the goofy humor longtime fans want with more realistic, grounded emotions and worldbuilding. Archie #10 mostly falls on the right side of the divide here, with smart character choices and interesting, complex emotions. Read Full Review

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