Archie #7

Archie #7

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Hiram Lodge finally learns who his daughter, Veronica, is dating. And when he realizes that it's the boy who destroyed their mansion-to-be, his resulting rage will upend the entire town of Riverdale in this next installment of the best-selling all-new Archie series!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Apr 7, 2016

    As always, Archie proves to be one of the most enjoyable comics on the shelf. It's a classic coming-of-age story rooted in relatable and honestly-portrayed human emotions tempered by really fine comedy. Dr. Josh gives this an" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 4, 2016

    This issue is a great way to showcase Archie and his friends and their respective personalities. For anyone who is, by chance, just getting into Archie, this series is a great way to start. For any long-time Archie fan, this series is your chance to see what Archie is turning into. It’s great to see that such classic characters are still as popular and alive as ever, and I can’t wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 7, 2016

    Mark Waid once again endears us to Archie as he struggles against his own innate sense of right and wrong and displays that famous Archie clumsiness during a particularly hilarious scene of his short-lived job at the local paper. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Gabbie G. Apr 12, 2016

    Now that we've left the #LipstickIncident behind us, Archie presents us with our next mystery hashtag, #WhatDidReggieDo. We can assume that, probably, his record is unrelated to his penchant for extremely reckless driving or using fake IDs to get into 18+ clubs with older women, since he still does both those things without any evident shame, but like with the #LipstickIncident it seems silly to dwell too hard on the speculation since it's no doubt meant to be something surprising. What I feel like the question that #WhatDidReggieDo really leaves us with is, will the reveal serve to make him more narratively sympathetic, or more narratively repulsive? Based on the way this arc is going my guess would be either the former, or the latter as a lead in to the former, but whatever it is does have Reggie upset enough to sabotage his situation himself rather than wait for the axe of blackmail to fall. Ominous! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs Apr 20, 2017

    Number seven is a joy to read another excellent installment for this revival series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Apr 7, 2016

    Fish deserves acclaim for Veronica's expressions alone. Veronica is one of the most likable and entertaining characters in any comic. In moments like Veronica and Archie's conversation, Archie reminds us how fun comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project Fandom - Rexlor Graymond Apr 11, 2016

    The more readers delve into this contemporary version of Riverdale, the more grey areas are being explored within the characters. For some like Reggie Mantle, it's expected that he'll exhibit qualities so loathsome that they nearly match Jughead's unyielding hunger pains. What's been equally surprisingly and worrisome in Mark Waid's scripting is the growing darkness " albeit a different vein from Mantle's " within Archie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 6, 2016

    Despite some convenient plot devices, 'Archie' #7 is still a fun read. It falls short of the best of the series but Mark Waid and Fish set up new storylines and mysteries yet to be revealed. Anytime, you can add a new wrinkle to a supporting character like Pop and make him look like a benevolent mob enforcer then you've done something right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon Apr 14, 2016

    Overall, if you've been enjoying Riverdale's finest in this relaunch, you'll bask in the fun of "Archie" #7. While not the strongest installment, it's engaging. Barring the very quick wrap-up, it definitely deserves a spot on your shelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Gloria W. Apr 4, 2016

    Overall, I'd say this month's story isn't about big plot twists or big revelations. This issue is Mark Waid cleaning house and putting things in order for future issues. And if I'm reading the hints right, some (more) major drama is coming to the classic Archie love triangle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 7, 2016

    While not the strongest issue in the series, it's nonetheless an entertaining one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 6, 2016

    Archie #7 is a fun and enjoyable issue when it comes to the silly antics and characters, but also feels like a letdown when it comes to the story and developments. It is easily the weakest issue in what has been a rather engaging new series, so hopefully this is only a minor slip-up more than anything. Even at its weakest, if you have been enjoying the series thus far, you should still end up liking this. Read Full Review

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