The Archies #1 (One Shot)

The Archies #1 (One Shot)

Writer: Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

Brand New One-Shot Special! Follow Archie's quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock 'n' roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs May 29, 2017

    I found The Archies to be highly enjoyable, it's certainly a breath of fresh air from the main series that sometimes has a lot of drama in it. The characters didn't have any major problems and what ones did arise were solved quickly through communication and friendship. Sure, these kids are fictional but it really does provide goals of what we in the real world would want from our relationships. True companies that stick together even when there is a fight or the chips are down. I highly recommend this book to fans new and old, it really left a smile on my face and I think it will do the same for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 27, 2017

    The Archies#1 is another worthy addition to the “new Riverdale” books and will make you wish that Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Segura, Joe Eisma, and Matt Herms teamed up to show the band go on tour, bicker even more, and still make solid pop rock music. (The tambourine is the hidden ingredient to their musical success.) Also, Archie Andrews, goofball popular music savant is my second favorite incarnation of him after Archie Andrews, decapitated Predator victim… (That last sentence was written with nothing but love.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 23, 2017

    The Archies one-shot doesn't take itself too seriously, and that's a very good thing. It's a heartwarming story about the birth of the Archies complicated by egos, just like so many other bands before them. And I think that speaks a little bit to the enduring nature of these characters and the concept of Archie comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune May 29, 2017

    An enjoyable, engaging story that feels entirely familiar yet rewardingly fresh. A stand-alone book that's easy to pick-up and recommend to others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd May 25, 2017

    Emotions are expresses so wonderfully here: from Betty's heartbreak to Reggie's smugness to Archie's remorse, each character enhances the overall feel of the story. Matt Herm's coloring is vibrant, energetic, and nuanced through shading and shadows. Overall, this is a solid one-shot that could easily become a series. Maybe if The Archies book more gigs we can get more issues? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TalkNerdy2Me May 24, 2017

    While I really wish the writers had been able to follow up a bit more on the visual gag of Archie and Jug both making heart-eyes at Toni Topaz singing, I understand that this book was all about how The Archies got started. That necessarily meant putting and Archie and Jughead together with Betty and Veronica and Reggie on a stage. That obligation fulfilled, I hope that Waid decides to run with it a bit more in his regular Archie books. Music is too universal a language to ignore, especially where teenagers are concerned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 25, 2017

    This double-sized one-shot of The Archies is as good as any 'Behind The Music' special from VH-1. Albeit, without any of the drugs and sexwe've grown accustomed to from other bands. This is a good time made for Archie fans that won't disappoint. Like a lot of bandsthat just start out, there's always a clash of egos and misunderstandings. Archie and the gang have endured in all their iterations because at their core they want to do the right thing and eventually find a way. It's this optimism that keeps Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead as popular as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TalkNerdy2Me May 24, 2017

    While I really wish the writers had been able to follow up a bit more on the visual gag of Archie and Jug both making heart-eyes at Toni Topaz singing, I understand that this book was all about how The Archies got started. That necessarily meant putting and Archie and Jughead together with Betty and Veronica and Reggie on a stage. That obligation fulfilled, I hope that Waid decides to run with it a bit more in his regular Archie books. Music is too universal a language to ignore, especially where teenagers are concerned. Read Full Review

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