Archie #666
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Archie #666

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Pat Kennedy Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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On the eve of the game-changing Archie #1, an all-star cast of Riverdale's finest creators join forces to celebrate one of the longest-running comic series ever in the much-loved Archie style! Take a look back at Archie's wonderful life and the many lives he's lived in a zany, heartfelt and hilarious adventure that will be a must-have for fans old and new - and a can't-miss, one-of-a-kind collector's item. A dazzling journey through the world of Archie with plenty of winks and nods to what's come before, Archie #666 caps off a legendary run of comic excellence while opening the door to the next thrilling chapter-featuring six co more

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - Chris Cummins Jun 3, 2015

    While this era of Archie may be at an end, there is a new one rapidly approaching. But as revolutionary as this may seem, Archie Comics have long been about trying new things (Jughead's Diner for example) with varying degrees of sucess to take them to the next level of the industry. But as you've probably noticed, they've more than capable of taking on their rivals and won't be going anywhere soon. Just like Archie, fortunately. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jun 9, 2015

    Archie 666 represents the end of an era. While I'll miss the classic Archie style of artists like Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy, and Pat Kennedy, I'm also excited to see where Mark Waid and Fiona Staples (two of my favorite people in comics) take everyone's favorite red-headed teen. As for this issue, it hits all the right notes without drifting too far into sentimentality. As far as sendoffs go, you can't get any better than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 4, 2015

    I am sad to say this is the end, but excited to say it’s the beginning of something else very special, unique, and just plain cool. Enjoy this book, and keep your eyes open in July for the all-new Archie. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Gabbie G. Jun 2, 2015

    There is a lot to like about this issue. The story is split up into chapters to let each of the four different pencillers featured really shine; Dan Parent's expressive and dynamic slapstick, Fernando Ruiz's rich, detailed-packed paneling, Tim and Pat Kennedy's stylized, fast-paced compositions. The artists here are well-chosen, their styles all very distinct yet perfectly in-synch with each other. Rich Koslowski's inks and Glenn Whitemore's colors do even more to tie this whole story together as a cohesive and stunning whole, and then" there's Tom DeFalco's story itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jun 4, 2015

    Although nothing particularly important happens in this issue, casual readers may want to try this book just for its historical significance. This isat least for nowthe end of classic Archie before we get Mark Waid/Fiona Staples reboot later this month. House Archie will still be around in the digests, the Betty & Veronica book, and in special projects like Archie vs. Sharknado and Archie vs. Predator (another book which needs to be read for its own sake). Still, its been apparent that Archie as a publisher has been slowly reinventing itself over the last decade, seeking that balance between classic and newsworthy. Archie #666 celebrates the classic side of that equation and is a very worthy example of what makes a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 3, 2015

    The climax of the story is a slightly manufactured but still fun and star-studded gathering of Archie's supporting cast and, once resolved, DeFalco caps things off with everyone reverting to form, especially Archie himself, who finds himself once again caught in the crossfire of Betty and Veronica's wrath. It's a smart conclusion and denouement by DeFalco, who realizes this isn't really an ending at all, as these characters aren't going away. There's almost a sense of sadness that this will be the final traditional issue of this flagship title and, as a whole, the issue ironically makes a lighthearted and enjoyable case for not revamping the franchise. "Archie" #666 isn't a farewell at all, but rather a tribute to over seventy years' worth of hijinks and tomfoolery, and it's a mainstay that will be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Jun 5, 2015

    I enjoyed this issue for what it was. It is not the best comic ever, but it was still a very satisfying end to Archie's run. And I am looking forward to the relaunch. It is cool to see A List talent taking over here. Not knocking the guys who have done Archie, but I would get excited for any book with Waid and Staples on it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 3, 2015

    While this issue does not have the same weight as other issues might which have ended a long run, it still manages to get right what it must. At the same time, this is still very much an Archie story, and those looking for something more will likely be disappointed here. All the same this represents a little piece of comic history and one that probably won't get its due. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 4, 2015

    This issue is no more or less than a lighthearted celebration of the franchise. Pretty much every Riverdale favorite turns out to help Archie through his latest crisis, with the comic reaching a predictably happy ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jun 4, 2015

    As "Archie" next month moves on into a new direction it says goodbye to the past in proper fashion. "Archie" #666 is a bittersweet ending that does it's best to touch base with everything it can in just one regular sized issue. This would have been even better if it were extended and featured even more creators. As nice as it and as nice as the flashbacks are, it doesn't do quite enough. It's not cynicism but more a longing for something more. This should have been bigger, more special and more important. Now we turn the page and see what the company offers next and if it has the longevity this series had. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 11, 2015

    There's a lot of meta in this issue, but it's the closure that classic Archie deserves… Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Jun 9, 2015

    Archie #666 will not go down in history as a particularly memorable comic. However, longtime readers who love the character will likely enjoy parts of this farewell to an era. Read Full Review

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