Reggie and Me #1

Reggie and Me #1

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Sandy Jarrell Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than...  Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn't think there's anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up-his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 14, 2016

    While I'm enjoying the main Archie series, struggling with Jughead, enjoying Betty & Veronica and unable to read Josie and the Pussycats, Reggie and Me feels like it's right in the middle based on this opening issue. It leans a lot more toward the Archie book and has plenty of potential to expand and move in interesting directions depending on how we're supposed to view Reggie. Defalco handles him well here alongside the other characters and I love the bit with the dog throughout as it was a welcome viewpoint change. Sandy Jarrell is the kind of artist that's definitely going to be welcome on any of the Archie books and I'm hoping he'll be here for a bit as his artwork and designs are going to be a big part of the draw for the book for me. Good stuff with lots of places to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tai Freligh Nov 13, 2016

    The extras in Reggie and Me #1 include an introduction to classic Reggie by Tom DeFalco (first appearance was in 1942), a classic comic referenced in the introduction, some other titles in the Archie series, a tease of issue #2, a slew of variant covers, and an advertisement for Riverdale, a new live-action series debuting on The CW, based on characters from the Archie comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Nov 18, 2016

    Reggie and Me #1 isn't quite the tour de force that The Godfather is, but I doubt anyone will be too peeved about that. Defalco adds nuance to a bully trope that's been stagnant for nearly 80 years. That alone makes this series worthwhile for Archie fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Jeff Kocks Jan 3, 2017

    This one reads quickly, and is really fun when you find out the story is being told from the perspective of the dog, who obviously thinks his master can do no wrong. The artwork is great, and the story really does read like a super-villain origin story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 12, 2016

    Tom DeFalco, employing the same dog-as-narrator gimmick as Betty & Veronica but to much better effect, delivers an oddly charming and emotional exploration of who Reggie is beyond the pranks and general surliness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 11, 2016

    Initially, Ill freely admit that this one felt like a bit of a tough sell to me. I mean, who wants to read a series about a bully bullying people and generally being horrible to everyone? Thankfully however, DeFalcos clever twist on the narrative and Jarrell and Fitzpatricks bright, lively artwork make this an absolute pleasure to read, and while its not quite reinventing the wheel, it definitely does a great job of breathing some new life into what was previously a fairly stagnant, one-dimensional character. Definitely well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Nov 12, 2016

    OverallReggie and Me is a great addition to the ever expanding Archie-verse, with a creative team that knows and understands the character. Where this tale goes, only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 7, 2016

    Reggie and Me #1 doesn't find the same immediate assured footing as its predecessors, but it's a solid book with a dialed-in creative team. Tom DeFalco offers an interesting perspective through which to view his title character, adding some welcome depth to an often one note character. Sandy Farrell charms with his great character work, using well choreographed sight-gags and the impossibly cute Vader to reel readers in. It's tough yet to say what Reggie and Me wants to be, but nonetheless this first issue is an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Dec 8, 2016

    The Archie line of books is really making a big impact on shelves, what with Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Life with Kevin, Reggie and Me, etc. This is a great addition to books that take a closer look at each of the characters from the iconic series. For both old and new fans, this is a great read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Dec 11, 2016

    Despite my relative malaise with this issue overall, I am going to stick with the mini-series to see where it goes. The creative team and the general work at Archie Comics has earned enough of my faith that I am willing to give it a second or third issue to see if it surprises me. For fans who are into Archie Comics, this one should hit you straight in the belly as it's sort of like Sinestro getting his own comic. For comic readers who tepidly dip their toes into this kind of content as a reprieve from capes, westerns, war, romance, thriller, and horror comics, I cannot say it's quite time to check this one out. We'll let you know in a month if it's safe to test the waters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Dec 2, 2016

    No, Reggie and Me didn't change my world, nor was it every likely to, but it told a story without feeling desperate to be different which is not what I've come to expect from the rebooted Archie line. The matter-of-factness about it made it contradictorily refreshing, never feeling confused, annoyed, or overly aware a panel was likely designed to be retweeted. If Archie scratches your itch, this is probably one of the better attempts at doing a standalone Reggie story as we could expect, even if it doesn't break new ground. I don't really expect any more, but even if you do, there is nothing about this that immediately precludes giving it a chance to impress you. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 9, 2016

    Unless something seriously changes in the next few issues, Reggie has pranked himself back into obscurity. The "Reggie" part of the title will remain, but I don't see "me" coming back anytime soon. Read Full Review

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