Posted - 03/25/2017 : 3:33:47 PM
Title: Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual
Publisher: Archie Comics
Story: Dan Parent, Craig Boildman, Bill Golliher, Fernando Ruiz, Tom DeFalco, Angelo DeCesare, Francis Bonnet, James Gartler, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Adrian Ropp, Alex Simmons, J. Torres, Tania Del Rio, George Gladir, Tom DeFalco, Bob Bolling, Paul Kupperberg, Mike Pellowski
Pencils: Dan Parent, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Fernando Ruiz, Bill Galvan, Rex Lindsey, Stan Goldberg
Inks: Rich Koslowski, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Jeff Shultz, Rex Lindsey, Ken Selig
Letters: Jack Morelli, Rex Lindsey
Colors: Digikore Studios, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Dan Parent & Rich Koslowski
Price: $ 6.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Inbetween each story a beautifully done pin-up picture is posted. The art is to die for.
"Cheryl and Cheryl Alike!" Cheryl wants something and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Cheryl does have personality. She is also drawn really cute even when she is angry.
"Witch Way Out!" Archie has a date with Sabrina and it is anything but normal. For once he is not the strangest thing around. Sabrina looks awesome in her stylish clothing.
"Snow Struck" Archie and Jughead play a joke that goes way different than expected. The snowman art is really nicely done.
"Too Pooped Pop" The gang help out Pop and get more than they bargained for. The rabbit is a cute touch.
"Lucky Dog" This story focuses on Vegas and other dogs. Dogs can be way smarter than humans. Especially if one of those human is Archie. The dogs are all illustrated so cute as are all the girls and even Archie.
"Fixit Friends" Mr. Lodge lets Archie and Jughead do a few minor repairs around his mansion. Poor Mr. Lodge and the mansion well you have to see it to believe it.
"Paws for Effect" Internet fame can be fleeting if your lucky. Vegas is drawn great here. Archie's dog looks good doing a trick.
"Make 'Em Laugh" Ethel does make them laugh and the laughing may just be to much for her and may cause bodily harm even. Laughing can be both a good and bad thing.
"The Monkey's Flaw" Using a monkey that eats peanuts to attract boys does work if you want a peanut eating boy. Who would though. It is a cute little monkey and Cheryl is cute to.
"The Endless List of Summer" Archie's chore list with some help becomes fairly easy. Of course with Archie things never get done quite the way they should. It does make for some interesting situations.
"Giving Up The Ghost" Well Reggie is not the master prankster on Halloween that he thinks he is. The ghost effects work well in this story.
"The Costume Calamity!" Betty has a gorgeous costume for Halloween and Veronica of course is jealous. Betty's costume is illustrated and colored to look so beautiful.
"The Christmas Elf" Here we see Jughead has a heart of gold. Yes not hamburgers but gold. He is so thoughtful and caring about Betty's feelings and he also looks after Veronica's as well. He is a kind and caring human being.
"As In Olden Days" This story reminds you that the best gifts are from the heart. Money is not everything. Sometimes just friendly company is enough and it should be.
"Fishing For Love" Veronica does not want to go ice fishing until see finds out both Betty and Archie will be all alone ice fishing. Veronica does get jealous easy. Veronica's jealous does lead to her being in some funny situations for us the reader to see.
All these stories and the many many others in this book are going to brighten your day and put a smile on your face.