Jughead #4

Jughead #4

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Riverdale High has been taken over by a nefarious outside force! Or has it? It's up to Jughead and Dilton to get proof, but can the mysterious Captain Slackbeard show the way? It's adventure on the high seas and in the classroom for the gang! Yar!

  • 10
    GWW - Gabbie G. Feb 11, 2016

    Archie Comics has been setting an impressive standard for inclusiveness in the past few years, making changes and additions and improvements that make Riverdale as a whole more diverse, welcoming, and accessible to everyone, and it's wonderful to continue to see this reflected in the talent they are bringing on for the New Riverdale titles and other projects; Archie " and of course Jughead " continue to lead the way through their excellent and dedicated example. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Feb 10, 2016

    Jughead #4 is a tricksy issue that sneaks in a major character revelation. Hidden among the jokes and the dream sequences is a revelation about Jughead's sexual identity that could be positively impactful on readers. It's another in a long line of bold moves on the part of Archie Comics, and I, for one, think it's great. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 10, 2016

    'Jughead' #4 continues with the possible school conspiracy theme and adds a defining moment. The question is will Jughead's suspicions be vindicated or is it all a ruse? Regardless, it continues to be a fun subversive read that is smart and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 16, 2016

    Making something old feel new again is one of the hardest things you could do in any medium. That said, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson make it look easy with Jughead #4, a comic that takes story beats and characters that have been around since the '40s and makes them feel brand new and vital to the new landscape of comics. Jughead #4 is clever and a fun read, but its major strength will always be its respect for the stories that came before and the care it takes to make those stories feel new again. Jughead may have been around for decades, but this creative team is taking great strides to make sure that it feels like he and the gang never left. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 8, 2016

    Jughead is doing pretty darn well. There is a lot going on in this issue, but it’s only the beginning of what’s to come. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, get hip to it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Mar 22, 2016

    Jughead #4 is another enjoyable installment of the adventures of the Archie universe's most famous saboteur. Zdarsky and Henderson imbue the comic with all the light-hearted fun and humor the series has provided for years, both in the character's conversations and the school background (e.g., a history textbook cover reads, "World History: Why America is Always Right"). While the reveal of Jughead's sexuality falls to the wayside to continue the overarching narrative, this issue of Jughead hopefully opens the door to future stories told with a more insightful, and asexual perspective. Even if not, the Jughead fans know and love is still here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 11, 2016

    It's never anything less than fun"Erica Henderson's increasingly boisterous visuals and solid character play makes sure of that"but it is becoming a tad formulaic, the many stop-starts again limiting the book's overarching plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Feb 11, 2016

    Zdarsky and Henderson expand the world of Riverdale High with an intriguing story and entertaining characters. Every panel by Henderson is richly detailed and immerses the reader in a fun high school universe. The pirate scene seemed disconnected and unclear about how it was meant to be interpreted in the larger framework of the issue's events. The way this scene landed with such a perplexing impact adds a confounding feeling to the overall experience of reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Feb 15, 2016

    Jughead gets into a fix and than has the Jughead luck to get out of it. The art style is classic as well and it is different having only Jughead from the gang in a story. It is funny though how the story ends. Read Full Review

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