Jughead #5

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Riverdale High was just the beginning as Principal Stanger's despotic reach shuts down Pop's Shoppe! Jughead and the gang need to stop him once and for all! Maybe with the help of the SuperTeens and Iron Mantle?

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 6, 2016

    I'm thoroughly enjoying this new Jughead series. Jughead has a dedicated reader for this series as long as these creators are working on it. They've found a formula that really works and provides the reader not only great laughs and a fun story, but also fantastic visuals and selected stories from Jughead's past adventures. If you're looking for comics that are fun and can go perfect with a cheeseburger and shake, read Jughead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 31, 2016

    Clever, witty and metatextually wondrous. I think you should just go buy the thing already... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Gabbie G. Apr 12, 2016

    In fitting superhero fashion, the issue concludes with an homage to the classic Spider-Man No More moment, and the tone of the cliffhanger gives the impression that this story arc will see resolution within the next issue or two. Like I mentioned going into this review, it's actually pretty hard to guess where the plot is going to go; the tension and intrigue has been very effectively yet inscrutably built up by now, definitely leaving the reader hungrily craving more. Until next time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 31, 2016

    Things may be getting darker in Riverdale, but Jughead is still at the top of its game in terms of quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 1, 2016

    'Jughead'is one of the most enjoyable reads in comics right now and you don't have to be familiar with Archie Comics in order to dive right in. Zdarsky's approach is fresh and funny while staying true to the character. Henderson is the perfect artist who's dynamic enough to capture the range of emotions and action each and every month. The main conspiracy is still a mystery but it doesn't matter when the journey is this much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Mar 30, 2016

    If you're new to Archie like myself and you enjoy humorous books that take place in a kind of real world then you'll enjoy this book. With so many new comic books going over the top to achieve readership it's refreshing to read a book that relies on being smart and fun. I highly recommend this as a great jumping on point to the Archie universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 31, 2016

    While the overall plot continues to plod, the setup itself is nonetheless amusing, as Chip Zdarsky's mines the teenage information hub that is the mall for pertinent information. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 4, 2016

    That said, I understand that the fantasy sequences are a crucial part of the fun for many readers -- and whatever its flaws, "Jughead" #5 is a super enjoyable read. Zdarsky and Henderson have found a way to treat this punchline of a character as the hero of his own story, and the result is as odd as it is appealing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Mar 30, 2016

    Overall, this is a great issue to add to an already insanely interesting series. The storyline has taken some unexpected turns, and I cannot wait to see what else Zdarsky has waiting for us in subsequent issues. For any Archie fan, the Jughead series is a must-read. Read Full Review

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