Title: The Archies # 1 Publisher: Archie Comics Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli Cover: Joe Eisma Variant Covers: Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pitilli Price: $ 3.99 US Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Website: www.archiecomics.com Comments: The Archies have a gig and it goes well enough but what is next for them. The art is bland. When emotions are over played when they are shown. The Archies band is suffering. They need to step it up. Having Archie break the third wall is great to see. It is always nice to have a comic book character talk directly to you. The story moves along slowly and not a lot happens. Yes the Archies do take their next step. They get set to be a serious band. The issue though is mainly just talk. The characters other than Archie and Jughead are not used enough. Betty did not even have to be in the comic for the little she does in it. The comic is called The Archies it would be nice to have them all sharing the spotlight. Archie does become inspired which he needs to be to lead the Archies to success.
Title: The Archies # 2 Publisher: Archie Comics Story by: Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg Art by: Joe Eisma Lettering by: Jack Morelli Colors by: Matt Herms Cover by: Joe Eisma Variant Cover by: Fiona Staples Price: $ 3.99 US Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Website: www.archiecomics.com Comments: The Archies are on tour. Veronica with her usual flair booked their hotel room and it is a palace. It has everything. Well something happens and well they find themselves looking for other accommodations. The story moves so slowly and it is boring. Having Archie talk to the read is a great touch it lives up the story and draws you into it more. Veronica's nylon covered legs are so sensual. Other than that the art has nothing that really stands out. There is a little excitement as the Archies get a gig but the actual gig seems lifeless. Some fun and more excitement need to be injected into this issue. It is great having a comic focused on the band the Archies. Also having other bands showing up in it.