Archie, Volume - Mark Waid

Staff Pick

Contemporary entertainment is used to reboots. Film franchises and television shows are refreshed so often that the word “reboot” is now met with eye-rolls and general annoyance. Comics are no stranger to this phenomenon, as they go through more restarts than perhaps any other medium. A very notable exception Archie Comics, which have gone spiritually unchanged since their inception in 1939…until recently.

Mark Waid and Fiona Staples teamed up to bring America’s Favorite Teenage to a new audience for the first time in his very long life, and they hit a home run. They maintain the happy-go-lucky aw-shucks innocence of Riverdale while simultaneously making it fresh and fun. The degree of difficulty in the task Waid and Staples undertook can’t be underestimated, but they nailed it.

Archie Vol. 1 By Mark Waid, Fiona Staples (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Waid, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781627388672
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Archie Comics - March 29th, 2016