Archie: 1955 #2

Writer: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Archie Andrews' rise to music superstardom begins to take form and all of Riverdale is captivated with their new crowned prince of rock and roll-but the cost of fame is already starting to add up.

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 12, 2019

    Archie: 1955 #2(Augustyn, Waid, Grummett, Burchett, Smith) delivers a fun read that is quietly laced with lessons in power and privilege. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 31, 2019

    As I had felt with the first issue, everything here is just very, very, familiar. Waid and Augustyn are working with a story that's been done so many times that you can map out all the beats easily. While I do hope for some surprises along the way the reality is that all I really want is for it to be well-executed. And so far they're hitting all the right marks with it and in working with Tom Grummett to bring it to life. It's got a great look to it and it captures all the things that defined this particular place in music history. That makes it an enjoyable romp that hopefully can avoid the bad end that it hints at here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 31, 2019

    This month, the art duties art split between the team of Grummett and Smith with contributing pages from Burchett. I’m not always a fan of two different art teams on one book (especially a mini-series), but the split is well done within this issue: Grummett and Smith get the “main story” whereas Burchett gets a specific sequence. Grummet and Smith’s collaboration is pretty standard fare for all “non-main” Archie comics. Burchett’s sequence is a little jarring as his style is very different than Grummett but it does work to a degree for the sequence he’s given. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Nov 1, 2019

    Final Verdict: 6.7 "Archie 1955" #2 is a potentially well balanced story that staggers under the weight of too much visual information and uneven dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Evan Valentine Oct 30, 2019

    There have been many alternate versions of the Riverdale gang, but this latest attempt from Waid and Augustyn feels like the most stale. Read Full Review

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