Archie #8

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
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8.9User Rating

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Veronica's father (and Archie's arch-nemesis!), Hiram Lodge, is running for Mayor of Riverdale! But will he save, and even improve the town - or will he destroy it? Find out in this next installment of the hottest comic of the year!

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 12, 2016

    All in all, this might be the single best issue of Archie yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 13, 2016

    Seeing what Waid is capable of, moving Archie and Veronica beyond caricatures and more complex beings has me yearning to see the same done with other characters. Betty, Sayid, Sheila, and Maria could use more development and agency themselves. Waid has proven he can do it which makes me all the more excited to see what happens next. Fish is doing exceptional work handling the waves of emotions and humor with her art. There's never been a better time to pick up an 'Archie' comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley May 18, 2016

    Archie #8 really cements in my mind why Archie is such a beloved character. Despite the clumsiness, he's a good person with a strong moral compass, and Mark Waid does a great job of putting that moral compass to the test in a way that's fitting tonally for this series and natural for both the characters and their situation. This is another solid issue from a dynamite creative team. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs Apr 21, 2017

    As per usual, we get a classic Archie story in the last few pages, this story from 1951. It doesn't relate too much to the main story of this issue but it's pretty funny and a perfect example of Archie's signature clumsiness. This new revival series has really helped reignite my love for these characters, every issue I read I've enjoyed and Archie #8 is no exception. Good story that has great pacing with nice artwork, despite not being brimming with comedy from page to page, this issue was a solid read and offered some realistic dilemmas for our fictional cast. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 10, 2016

    The creative team on this series is doing a brilliant job at bringing Archie and his pals to life. It’s difficult to re-imagine such a well-known and revered series, but Waid and Fish do it with ease. I fully recommend this issue for anyone with even the slightest interest in Archie. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Gabbie G. May 12, 2016

    This was a very sweet issue, and while the dilemma and resolution did seem a bit rushed, this issue reads more as a bridge between storylines rather than specifically the beginning to a new one, although I'm sure there's hints as to what we might be able to expect next: personally, I'm hoping for Betty and Sayid. I did love seeing more development between Archie and Veronica, however, and am pretty interested in all the little plot hooks and dynamic shifts this issue gave us " here's hoping Mr. Lodge has a little more nuance to him in future issues, now that at least one hurdle in Archie and Veronica's way has been vaulted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 12, 2016

    Archie continues to be the gold standard when it comes to updates, and in the ever confident hands of Waid and Fish that doesn't look to change any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 16, 2016

    Characterization and emotional depth fight with the humor in "Archie" #8. The issue is still an enjoyable installment in a strong relaunch, but the story is not as sharply drawn and written -- or as touching -- as in previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood May 12, 2016

    Also, in this issue Jughead sits on the floor and watches Archie cook, and Archie pets his head like a dog. Read Full Review

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