Your Pal Archie #2

Story & Inks: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent
Colors: Andre Szymanowicz
Lettering: Jack Morelli

Everyone around Archie is preparing for the millions Archie has just won in the lottery. Archie’s parents want to retire early, Reggie and Moose want to be Archie’s entourage and Mr. Weatherbee wants Archie to buy a manuscript from him. Veronica even tries to teach him how to eat what rich people eat. This is too much for Archie, he just wants everything to stay the same. What he doesn’t realize is that it may just stay the same. The second story deals with Reggie’s bad, very rude behavior. Everyone he runs into ends up physically harmed or insulted by him,  but one wrong move on the football field may change him forever. The third comic is a classic; Archie apparently is a superstar to incoming freshman. Archie befriends one, Herman, and decides to show him around campus. In all the excitement of Herman’s first day and Archie’s enthusiasm, they may end up in trouble.

This is the second in the series of the updated Archie stories. Ty Templeton keeps the fun and wholesome nature of the original comics with the updates. Templeton keeps Archie the good guy who makes friends with everyone he runs into. Templeton has created a character that has been a good guy for over 30 years but reinvents him for new generations. The storylines are a little far-fetched but enjoyable, who wouldn’t want to be a multi-millionaire in high school? What other teenage boys can have two girlfriends that are friends with each other (does that even happen nowadays?). He is the guy who is both popular and still friendly to everyone.

I will have to say that these comics are a great departure from the superheroes, science fiction, horror and all around bad guy themed comics you see now and sometimes you need that little breather. Archie really is that nice breath of fresh air.

I give this comic a solid 3.5 stars

You can find this and other Archie comics here: Archie Comics

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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