Archie #11

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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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 with Archie - so she'll just have to form her own rival band. Now it's #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides!

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Aug 25, 2016

    The situation is only going to get worse for the Riverdale crew. Waid and this creative team have got me on the proverbial edge of my seat. I don't know quite what's going to happen, but it's obvious, like the electric feel to the air right before a dilly of a storm. As always, Archie delivers the goods. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 25, 2016

    Continued below(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Final Verdict: 8.6 – Like I said earlier, this run of “Archie” is doing an awesome job of taking what made the original comic stand out (mostly its wacky high school plots) with the attention to character that makes you love Riverdale's students and actually want to laugh with them. My only real complaint is that Mark Waid seems to be really pro-Betty and c'mon man, at least give Team Ronnie a fair shake. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Project Fandom - Rexlor Graymond Aug 30, 2016

    Archie #11 was a fun respite from the tension of Hiram Lodge's mayoral campaign, which will only appear to reach new heights in coming issues. Tack on Ronnie and Sayid's jealous streaks and well" no one ever claimed life with Archie was ever going to be without some drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Aug 29, 2016

    This is a great issue that definitely mixes things up in the series. I'm not going to lie; I hope Archie and Betty get back together. At the very least, they deserve the chance to be friends (or at least not be so awkward around each other). I'm excited to see what happens next"and who the heck won the talent show?! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 25, 2016

    It's still far and away a good comic, just not quite so good as what we've come to expect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs May 4, 2017

    After reading ten issues of this revival series, Archie #11 is the first one to disappoint me. The story is good and important for the continuity but I feel it could have been told better and the art isn't bad but I do think the facial inconsistencies are. The throwback story is from 1968 and about the Archies, though only consisting of Archie, Jughead and Reggie. It's a fun story, the band is clearly not ready for the stage yet and is missing some key players but does show that music has been important to these characters for a while. I felt this issue was a weaker entry but if you're in the series deep it's worth the read but feels a bit skippable compared to other issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 28, 2016

    'Archie' has become one of the best comics available. It's a testament to some of Waid's best work in years. So the bar has been set pretty high in only eleven issues. The fact that issue eleven isn't as good as we've become accustomed to is normal and probably a little unfair. We expect more but it's still a pretty good read despite the simple resolutions and shallow plot. And now we have to get used to new artists yet again. We're probably being picky because 'Archie' is still worth waiting for every month. Read Full Review

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