Volume One, The New Riverdale

Book - 2016
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"A surprising and definitive take on Archie's origin--a story that has never been told. The book captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time!"
Publisher: [Mamaroneck, New York ] : Archie Comic Publications, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781627388672
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL WAID
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: New Riverdale


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Oct 19, 2018

If you enjoy watching the hit CW show "Riverdale", this book is for you. Archie Andrews, America's Favorite Teenager, has been around for about 77 years entertaining young readers along with his high school friends (Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, and a host of many friends). Here, he and the Riverdale gang have been revamped by the great & talented comic book writer Mark Waid for 21st century readers. This truly a fun book, and less darker than the TV show about everyday life, school, teen romance & humor.

I'm a dedicated life-long Archie fan - and this revamp did not disappoint! Great backstories and fleshing out, and the artwork - wow!

Feb 15, 2018

Ceci est le meilleur livre que j'ai jamais lu!

ArapahoeBridget May 09, 2017

I'll pick up pretty much anything Fiona Staples has worked on, and the art here didn't disappoint. I really loved the way this gave characters' habitual actions backstories that made sense, and the small changes that make Riverdale feel a bit more contemporary. My very very very favorite panel is the one that explains the "lipstick incident," because it's just so perfect.

Mar 14, 2017

i love the show so ill love this

lindsay_r Sep 22, 2016

Okay, so a) I love Fiona Staples' art and b) I have a big pile of Archie comics at home that I've cultivated since my childhood. This re-vamped Archie was a pleasant surprise, and I thought it did a great job of transplanting beloved characters into a modern setting while maintaining their personalities (and actually giving Betty one). I can't wait to read more! (Especially more Jughead shenanigans!)

Jun 01, 2016

i love this book my fav part is the #lipstickincident

KateHillier Jun 01, 2016

I've never been a dedicated Archie comics person. We had a whole stack of old ones from probably the 60s up at the cottage that I'd read through and if a stray double digest happened to come my way in a waiting room somewhere I'd read it.

Archie and company are still the same here but they are very much fleshed out and you almost don't notice that this is in a modern setting. They're texting and playing video games, sure, but everyone is still the same person. Archie is still a popular goofball, Jughead still loves food but loves his friends just as much if not more, Veronica is still a spoiled brat but even she gets two seconds of humanization (even if you don't really sympathize with her). My favourite character expansion is Betty, though. She's always described as the girl next door and this really fleshes her out and I think her and Jughead are my favourite people.

I would definitely read a second volume.


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