Archie #12

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Thomas Pitilli Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
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The end of an era for Riverdale's power couple! The romantic rivalries and not-so-friendly competitions in Riverdale will finally come to an end as newly-crowned queen of Riverdale Veronica Lodge is sent packing once and for all! What does this mean for Archie? You won't want to miss this one!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Sep 28, 2016

    Stuff is going down in Riverdale, and it's only going to get worse when Cheryl Blossom makes her debut next issue. In the meantime, buy this comic and read it. This is a masterclass in how to craft an intelligent, grounded story rooted in real human emotions and actions. And it's dang funny, too. Dr. Josh gives this an" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 22, 2016

    Though relationships are strained in Riverdale, Archie #12 continues the title's commitment to examining these characters with clear and heartfelt eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 22, 2016

    The artist, Thomas Pitilli, has opted for a messier (albeit calculated) approach to linework – something we haven't seen much of in Archie Comics. It suits the storyline well as relationships are scrappy and a bit shaky at the moment, so everything's a bit out of place in the world of Riverdale. Emotions are displayed wonderfully by expert face work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs May 8, 2017

    Archie #12 is a good read and despite not being very humorous, it gives us good character development. The classic Archie comic is about Moose and doesn't connect to the main story at all, though it's insanely funny and really helps clean the palate after the somber ending of the main story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 21, 2016

    This issue introduces a lot of drama into Riverdale, and takes our protagonist(s) on a journey they won't soon forget. For Archie fans, this is a must-read. Now that Betty and Archie are this close, who knows what could happen?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 23, 2016

    Waid continues to write with all the insight and tenderness of an awkward teenager proving there's virtually nothing he can't write. 'Archie' is a great comic with classic beloved characters and a modern twist. He keeps creating multi-dimensional characters out of long-established figures, finding new depths to their personalities. 'Archie' is more accessible and entertaining than ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 22, 2016

    Issue #12 is itself a great example of Waid's range. The various events range from slapstick funny to relatable to downright affecting, culminating in an end that very cleverly opens the door for new characters to join the fray. Read Full Review

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