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Jughead and Archie Spring Annual Digest #20

Archie and Vegas’s new trick has made a viral splash, and Archie’s collapsing under the pressure of his pup’s newfound popularity! Can Archie get everyone to quiet down, or will he and Vegas be doomed to never walk the streets of Riverdale in peace again? Find out in “Paws for Effect” the entertaining, new lead story to this special spring annual, featuring even more pages of fun!

You either like Archie or you don’t. I don’t like Archie. This Digest was my first real exposure to the franchise, and I have concluded that Archie’s reputation for lameness is well-earned.

The Blah begins with the art. It reminds me of the blander class of Sunday comics, along the lines of Marmaduke. Basic Archie-shapes drift about through sunny suburban whitebread backgrounds...

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Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

BBC presents the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who! On the run with companion Rose and the roguish Jack Harkness, The Ninth Doctor lands the TARDIS on planet Gharusa. But something is definitely amiss! Number Nine can’t even handle a planet full of his biggest fans; what will happen when he meets…himself? Thrill to another mind-and-space-bending episode of The Ninth Doctor!

I was dubious about The Ninth Doctor at first. Film tie-ins have a reputation for being slapdash, and I worried this installment was just another means of turning a quick buck. So imagine my surprise! Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1 turned out to be rather good.

The art is Dark Horse-esque: Mainstream with just a tiny dash of Independent for flavor...

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