Jughead - #1 - Archie Comics
Written By: Chip Zdarsky
Art By: Erica Henderson
Jughead is lazily playing a video game in which he is slaying every other character with his sword. Time passes and Archie arrives to take Jughead to school. After arriving at Riverdale High, the new principle appears and Jughead must decide how to overcome the obstacle that keeps him from his one true love, food.
This comic didn’t lose any of the wholesome goodness that is an “Archie” comic. In a world filled with adult themes, suggestive language and graphic art work this comic harkened back to a time of innocence and simplicity. The story read similar to teen age comedies like the movies “American Pie,” “Can’t Hardly Wait” or “Superbad”. The major difference being this comic uses language a child could enjoy without the parents worrying themes present might be inappropriate for kids.
The art work in this issue feels appropriate for the story as well. After Jughead passes out the story departs reality and heads to medieval times and then back to reality once he comes to. The dragon was a particularly enjoyable touch in this issue. I love dragons though, so I’m biased towards them being more visible in stories. If you enjoy dragons you’ll appreciate the cameo one makes in this issue.
Overall, I would say that if you are looking for a comic book that is for all ages with a fun story that isn’t inappropriate, this is a good issue. It’s entertaining and well drawn. Also, if you’re a fan of Archie comics then you should definitely pick this up.
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