Jughead #3

Jughead #3

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Zdarsky and Henderson are back with another out-of-this-world issue of the all-new Jughead! Drones? Explosives? A firing range? Science class under the new regime of Principal Stanger has taken a turn for the dangerous. And who do you call when danger is about? I guess, uh, 9-1-1? But if they can't help? You call Jones. Jughead Jones.

  • 9.5
    GWW - Gabbie G. Dec 30, 2015

    I can't quite predict how this story-line will conclude, but I also like that; it's enjoyable just seeing it unfoldbit by bit, seeing the characters move around like game pieces. Jughead has a great momentum to it, and I think it will only continue to pick up speed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 30, 2015

    Jughead #3 mixes a little bit of sad and little bit of surreal pop culture homage/parody/tribute/however the hell you want to read it with a whole lot of funny as Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson put the whole town of Riverdale to work as the series' plot gets just a tad weirder. Also, Jonesy should get his own spinoff one-shot or miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 28, 2015

    Definitely. Jughead is a pleasure to read every month. Hopefully it maintains its momentum into 2016. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2015

    Jughead continues to be a great complement to the relaunched Archie series, following the same modernized approach but veering off in its own wacky direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Jan 4, 2016

    The smooth transition from high school stuff to fantasy story in Jughead erases the distinction of the gang as teens, and the book as a teen book. It's an All-Ages title where the invitation is extended to both the young and the old. For nerds by nerds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Dec 25, 2015

    “The Missing Links” Another classic tale from 1950. Jughead's ancestors were all like him. It is always entertaining to learn about Jughead's ancestors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 7, 2016

    Jughead is definitely taking a turn I wasn’t expecting.  Part of me hopes Jughead is right, and the principal is training them to be secret agents. I don’t see why he would, but Zdarsky is giving us a plot that goes far out on a limb. Keep up to see what’s happening to the kids of Riverdale! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 29, 2015

    Even as the series falls into a recurring pattern of storytelling, 'Jughead' #3 still entertains with humor, crazy interludes, and wonderful colorful layouts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 29, 2015

    In many ways, Jughead's biggest challenge may just be matching the quality and innovation of its first issues. In terms of sheer craft, this series stands well above many of its peers - it's funny, it's well-drawn, and perhaps most importantly, it has a real sense of intelligence underneath all those one-liners. But with Jughead in limbo at Riverdale, it can't help but slow down this book. That said, I'm confident this series will pick up steam upon Jughead's well-deserved return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Plug - Toben Racicot Dec 31, 2015

    There is definitely a larger tale to be told in Jughead. Chip Zdarsky slowly builds to what will be an interesting climax. He understands these characters and by adding in new "antagonists" is able to offset the balance of good ol' Riverdale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jan 21, 2016

    Although the issue strays into formula territory once again, Jughead 3 is still a fun, lighthearted read. I like the character: he's a mix of Coyote and Walter Mitty"a trickster who uses the rules to circumvent the rules and a daydreamer finding answers in dreamscapes. It's fun to read him, and it helps that he faces a clear antagonist. So far the formula works. Dr. Josh gives this a". Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Dec 28, 2015

    This is my first All New Archie tale of Jughead and I'm impressed, it still has the layout and humour of what I'd expect from an Archie comic. Just looks different and still has the familiar cast such as Mrs Grundy, Reggie, Moose, Dilton, Betty and Veronica which is pretty cool. The imaginary adventure which spans to a different direction and pace was well planned and was a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 31, 2015

    "Jughead" #3 is good overall, but it's the real-world sequence that's great. Hopefully, the fantasies won't stay a part of the title for too much longer; Zdarsky and Henderson have given us a take on the character that doesn't need anything to prop it up. Jughead is a good modern hero for modern times under their capable hands. Read Full Review

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