Archie: 1955 #1

Writer: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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BRAND NEW SERIES from the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941! Can a rocking teenager from a small, sleepy town find fame and fortune through this new phenomenon called "rock and roll"? When Archie Andrews proves to a local DJ that he's got the makings of a hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy.  

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 24, 2019

    Take a jaunt back through time with Archie and the gang as the hit writing team of Archie: 1941 returns to show us Archie at the dawn of rock'n'roll in Archie: 1955 #1 (Augustyn, Waid, Grummett, Smith). Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 19, 2019

    Anyone who has seen movies or read stories about this period can see the couple of familiar paths that the series can follow. I'm sure there'll be a twist or two along the way and some fun Archie-isms that keeps it very much an Archie Comics book. But it's just so welcome to get a solidly well told story in this setting, even with these characters, to explore it all with. Waid and Augustyn's story is pretty solid with all the basis it has to cover while Grummett's artwork is just as great as I always remember it being. This should be a fun series overall with what it can do and explore, which I get the feeling they won't shy away from controversy. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 16, 2019

    Archie 1955 #1 is a powerhouse blasting the reader with 1000 watts of rock'n'roll nostalgia! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Daily Fandom - Katie Beste Sep 18, 2019

    Overall, I feel this is a good introduction to this comic run. Though I have some concerns about the content going forward, this issue did a good job of setting up the story and giving the readers questions theyll want to be answered. All thats left now is to wait and see what follows for Archie and his friends in 1955. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rasheda Sep 23, 2019

    If you are a fan of genre comics, catch up with Archie and the gang in the 1950s, where the real hipsters thrive. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 20, 2019

    Archie is a great character to show this renaissance period for music, but Riverdale feels like an afterthought. Archie and his supporting characters just don't radiate the personality needed to make this an enticing premiere. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Evan Valentine Sep 18, 2019

    There's a lot to love in Archie Comics these past few years, but Archie: 1955 fails to capitalize on it. Read Full Review

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