Jughead #2

Jughead #2

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Zdarsky and Henderson return with the next issue of the all-new Jughead! Things continue to be amiss at Riverdale High as Coach Clayton gets replaced by a tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoner Phys-Ed teacher! Can he be stopped or will Jughead have to become physically active? The answer lies in the far future!

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 17, 2015

    While Jughead's cleverness might rub some people the wrong way - the name "Smughead" might be such a sick burn because it's more than a little accurate - but ultimately, it's a matter of whether you buy into Jughead's new status quo as the precocious savant of Riverdale or not. For me personally, I think this twist gives this book a world of depth to plumb. There's more to Jughead than just hamburgers, and ironically enough, that gives him way more meat as a character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Gabbie G. Nov 18, 2015

    This issue presents a situation even more dire than what could have been inferred from issue #1 alone, and the confrontation of Jughead's cavalier attitude and eccentric problem-solving strategies by an obstacle that is perhaps more serious than he gave it credit for is a conflict I'm intrigued by " how a student learns to differentiate an abusive teacher from simply a difficult one, and what that conclusion may thus imply for them and their peers. Jughead, as we see, is an adaptive thinker, motivated so far by immediate inconvenience to create short-term solutions; it's a good, clear dilemma and again, I'm hooked already. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 18, 2015

    "Jughead" #2 is every bit a Jughead story; the new look isn't an overhaul so much as a simple tune-up. While the tweak serves its purpose in welcoming new readers to Riverdale, it also keeps existing ones engaged. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Nov 18, 2015

    Jughead #2 builds cleanly from the first issue, proving that you really can pick a writer based on his tweets with the official account of a chain of family restaurants and pair him with a rising star artist to great effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Dec 3, 2015

    Although the comic already seems to be falling into formula, Jughead 2 is a fun issue full of good dialogue and character moments. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned that the formula might start to wear thin soon, but right now, the other qualities of the comic are enough to make me come back next time. Dr. Josh gives this a" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Nov 18, 2015

    Jughead #2 is sarcastic slackerdom raised to mythic heights and as well as being a showcase for two of the funniest creators in comics: Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Nov 15, 2015

    "Mistaken Identity" Starring Archie's Pal Jughead in a classic tale. Jughead has a Uncle Herman. His uncle is as strange and weird as he is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs Jul 12, 2017

    Jughead #2 has a good story to follow along with and also ends with a bit of a cliffhanger. Mr. Jones seems to have bitten off more than he can chew. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Nov 17, 2015

    This is another very solid issue of Jughead, even if it didn't live up to the quality of it's debut. I recommend this comic for children and adults alike, it's in equal parts thoughtful and playful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Plug - Toben Racicot Nov 17, 2015

    This issue felt more realistic and plausible than issue one. I really enjoyed the detention scene and the interaction that allowed between Jughead and some other characters in Riverdale. I'm still not a fan of the art. But the writing is solid and the stories that Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson are presenting to readers fit perfectly within the Archie universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 19, 2015

    'Jughead' #2 captures the spirit of the classic character with some smart plotting and joyous artwork. Zdarsky and Henderson build on the excellent first issue with another inventive story that'll bring a smile to your face. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Nov 18, 2015

    It's fun book, having never read an Archie comic, I enjoyed this. It had a few little chuckles and some good art. The recap page tells you everything you need to know about issue 1 so no need to go back, you can happily jump on now. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Nov 18, 2015

    With a sense of humor that I felt largely didn't pay off and a visual direction that feels too sparse and samey (yet weirdly inconsistent in quality), not to mention a palette that felt too heavy in some places — particularly Jughead's dream –there is nothing really bad about Jughead #2, but also nothing that makes me want to stick around for more. Read Full Review

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