Archie: 1941 #1
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Archie: 1941 #1

Writer: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Artist: Peter Krause Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

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THE HISTORIC, GROUND-BREAKING MINI-SERIES STARTS HERE! Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you're a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 12, 2018

    You can truly feel the heaviness of the looming war and even though we already know where the world ends up in the end, how the beloved Archie characters fare is as much a mystery for us as it is for them and this first issue is an excellent first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 13, 2018

    "Archie 1941" #1 is a modest and sobering representation of the early days of Archie Andrews. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Sep 13, 2018

    Issue #1 promises a realistic book based on history. I hope to see more than Archie handling the coming conflict since he was the only character in this issue with an arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 20, 2018

    The story is straightforward and simple. But it works and is evocative of the period. It is interesting to see Archie live in suburbia before suburbia was something. Peter Krauses pulpy artwork helps evoke the 1940s. His art is dynamic, and the costumes appear right. This series starts slowly and give us an Archie that appears introspective but now that conflict has been presented, the next issues should feel more meaningful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 16, 2018

    ARCHIE 1941 is definitely one we'll be following a bit further to see where it's going. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    pigglywiggly Sep 14, 2018

    Pointless. The characters don't look like their comics versions, not from the earliest Archie stories that were written in the 40s, or the later classic stories OR the reboots (Archie is a buff, boring pretty boy, Jughead's hat is gone, they both dress in regular 1940s clothes, the girls' hair is different, Archie's parents look different). The story is nothing like Archie stories either. Archie spends the whole issue angsting around in a daze because he sees the war coming. Mr. Weatherbee and Archie's father are both so hardass they're not themselves at all. No romance or fun. None of this gives any insight into the character, except "thinking about enlisting would make Archie Andrews a lot more moody." Well no shit. The timing is off too more

  • 9.0
    Grifter Sep 14, 2018

  • 3.5
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Sep 21, 2018

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