Archie #13

Writer: Mark Waid, Lori Matsumoto Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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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 is Archie going to adjust back home in Riverdale? Find out in this can't-miss issue!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Oct 25, 2016

    This series is all heart, nothing but heart. It deserves the accolades that it has received from across the industry and from outside media. This series continues to build a well-crafted and well told tale of youth, love and now loss. A must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Oct 20, 2016

    Cheryl Blossom returns to Archie in a big way here in issue 13. Once again this creative team has fashioned a masterclass in comic book creation. This was funny, heartfelt, and incredibly well drawn and paced. This is just plain old good storytelling here, folks. Dr. Josh gives this an" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs May 19, 2017

    While seeing our heroes being melancholy isn't very entertaining, Archie #13 approaches the topic in a good way that still leaves readers hopeful things will work out in the end. Cheryl adds a whole new dynamic to the series and gives Veronica something to focus on until she figures out a way to return to Archie. As a bonus, the issue also includes a classic Archie story from 1982, Cheryl and Jason Blossom's first appearance to the series. It's a fun story and Cheryl's personality has evolved since this. You can still tell she's a bit of a troublemaker from her first few panels. Just like she did then, her appearance in this revival series is sure to stir up some trouble -and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 23, 2016

    The artwork is brought by a new artist this time: welcome Joe Eisma. His style is awesome, and falls in line with other artists on the book previously, so it feels right at home. The character work and body language is on point. It's clear that Joe Eisma knows what works with these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 20, 2016

    There are very few comic books that have been as consistently great as 'Archie.' Waid and every group of artists have given this classic series a remarkably fun and relatable update that honors its past. Now with the introduction of the conniving Cheryl Blossom, 'Archie' is about to take on a more devilish fun turn. It's can't miss entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 20, 2016

    Serving as an interlude of sorts following last issue's big upheavals, Archie #13 also gets a change-up of a different sort, with Joe Eisma joining as the series artist. And boy, was that an excellent pick - Eisma has had a lot of practice drawing teenage characters over in Morning Glories, and there's a surprising amount of heart to his angular style, particularly during a scene where Archie struggles to live a life without Veronica in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 19, 2016

    Waid continues his insanely entertaining remake of Archie with this issue. I was wondering when supporting characters would come into play, and I'm stoked that they finally are. Riverdale is about to get a lot more interesting, so make sure to stick around and see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 20, 2016

    Another month, another hit for this Archie team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Oct 20, 2016

    Sparing use of splashy layouts helps to drive home emotion for readers who thrive off the great visual cues of comics. For fans who have been continuing to enjoy this series, this issue will move them along. However, for those who need more or fuller characterization, trade waiting might bring hope down the line. Read Full Review

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