I recently got turned back onto Archie comics when I decided to dive into Jughead, which is currently being written by Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics). I’ve only read the first two issues (this part of the run currently by Chip Zdarsky) but it’s fantastic. Very reminiscent of the classic Archie comics I remember reading.
So I think I’m going to start picking up the Archie digest comics every now and then. My brothers and I used to read them ALL the time when we were kids. In fact, I’ve been meaning to pick up our old collection again next time I’m at my parents house.
The greatest thing about these comics is that they’re easy to read through, and are funny no matter how old you are. And I don’t think the humour has changed in the over 75 years the comic has been around. I love that each writer keeps the same overall style while brining their own flair to the series.
I just found a book that must be from 2008 or so. It’s things like this panel that crack me up every time.
I’ll do a full review post of the Jughead run once I finish it. But spoiler alert – it’s fantastic and you should read it.