The Big Moose #1 (One Shot)

The Big Moose #1 (One Shot)

Writer: Sean Ryan, Ryan Cady, Gorf Artist: Cory Smith, Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: April 26, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Riverdale's resident jock gets the spotlight in this special one-shot where everything's Moose! Stories by Sean Ryan, Ryan Cady and Gorf with art by Cory Smith, Thomas Pitilli and Wilfredo Torres!

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 4, 2017

    Finally, 'The Big Difference' wraps up this oversized issue with a story that's the weakest of the bunch, but has a touching ending to conclude the issue. The art by Ryan Jampole is most reminiscent in terms of the Archie stories you'd read in the main line of books, which I appreciated. Again, each story focuses in on one or two of Moose's personality traits, but they all do it successfully. I read this issue at the right time after reading so many super-hero books in a row. It was a great change of pace and ultimately made me wish this wasn't just a one-shot! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Apr 4, 2017

    All in all, The Big Moose One-Shot is another feather in the cap of the revitalized line from Archie Comics. The vitality their new approach has given to the line, as evidenced by the talent on display in this book, should ensure that the publisher holds onto its crown as the all-time champ of light-hearted teen high-jinks and romance in comics. If only I saw this book at the checkout of the local grocery store, maybe more eight to eleven year olds would harass their moms for it like I would have at their age. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs May 4, 2017

    While Moose isn't one of my favorite characters, he's a lovable one and I enjoyed reading Big Moose One-Shot because of how simple and straightforward the stories were. While Archie is usually dealing with lady troubles and a host of other issues, Moose keeps it simple with Midge, football and family. This was a fun read in between reading other issues of the current Archie revival series and really made me want to see more Moose in the main series. Sometimes people are just simply good people and he's one of them. This is perfect for all fans of any age range and even good for readers unfamiliar with the characters living in Riverdale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 2, 2017

    Overall, we can tell that Moose is a more dynamic character than we thought. He has his dull moments, sure, but he's a really intricate and complicated soul, just like the rest of us. In stories that are both entertaining and relatable, this one-shot is filled with content that will make you a fan of Moose Mason if you're not already. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 26, 2017

    The Big Moose special is a fine issue for Archie fans, but it would have been stronger if it could decide what it wanted to be. Jumping between classic pastiches and more emotional, grounded storytelling takes away from the cohesiveness of the work. Is Archie truly looking to deepen this character's core? Or do they want to celebrate his past? There are certainly ways to do both, but the clashing tones of these three narratives casts a wide aesthetic net that also feels destined to disappoint readers at least part of the time. Read Full Review

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