ARCHIE VOL. 5 is the next installment in the collection of the historic ARCHIE series relaunch, featuring the talents of comics superstars Mark Waid, Audrey Mok and more. This series is true to the spirit and characters that all Archie fans know and love while reinvigorating its spirit and humor through the talents of some of the most acclaimed creators in the comic book industry.The fallout from OVER THE EDGE is here! One life has been destroyed, another family has been torn apart--and only the kids of Riverdale High can save their town from imploding!...
|Title||:||Archie, Vol. 5 (Archie (2015) #5)|
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Archie, Vol. 5 (Archie (2015) #5) Reviews
[Read as single issues]
After the harrowing events of Over The Edge, Betty Cooper's life will never be the same.
There's a reason this arc is subtitled as 'The Heart Of Riverdale', because this volume really examines what Betty means, not just to our core characters, but to everyone else around her. Seeing her friends cope with what happened to her, as well as Betty herself, is so pitch perfectly done that Mark Waid and Ian Flynn should get a round of applause.
There's also a few subplots in play ...more
This fifth volume, which collects Archie comics #23-27, continues the drama following the car crash at the end of Vol 4 in which Betty is injured after the ill-fated drag race between Archie and Reggie. As always, the art work is great, the story a delicate balance of pathos and teen humor. I really like the Toni character and, of course, the Archie-Betty-Ronnie love triangle plus the ever-popular Jughead Jones. The classic Archie themes of friendship, loyalty, love and integrity are treated her ...more
Awww, Dilton <3 I had too many grinning like an idiot moments reading this volume. The feels, Archie fucking things up in an adorkable way, Betty being beast. This may be my favorite volume so far.
Read as individual issues. Interesting follow up from the previous volume as the relationships between these friends change.
I like that this cover makes it look like the characters are having joint gay weddings. But this felt like the weakest storyline yet. It's the continuation of the "Betty's accident" plot from the last collection, which is trite and annoying because you know she's not actually going to be permanently paralyzed. Then there's a bunch of the -- I suppose classic -- love triangle stuff, but just because it's "classic" doesn't make it good.
I really hope this series picks up again with the next volume ...more
Still well-written, and with a interesting and realistic progressions for most of the characters. This might be the final storyarc I read, not because it's bad, but because I've never really been into Archie or similar teen drama comics. Kudos to Waid and his co-creators for keeping my attention this long.
I recommend this to Archie fans, people who like well-written soap opera literature, and people who like good and clean comic fun that feels modern.
Really great instalment in the series. Like how this one showed some of the issues a wheelchair uses faces. The illustrations were amazing in this issue, a lot of emotions were so well conveyed. The development of relationships between the characters was really great too.