I’m going to keep this review short and sweet.
Mark Waid is doing the best work of his celebrated career on this title. If you are passing up the chance to fall in love with the gang from Riverdale you are doing yourself a serious disservice as a fan of comics and great storytelling.
Archie is facing the same dilemma that has plagued his character for decades. Does he love Betty or Veronica? While the question may be the same as always it is the heartfelt and human approach that Waid takes with his interpretation that makes this book one of the best on the shelves.
Betty and Archie are being kept apart by her father after the automobile accident that put her in a wheelchair. These lifelong friends are miserable without each other and it takes Jughead confronting Betty’s parents and a little trickery to get the pair face to face. Once they lock eyes it hard to not get a lump in your throat.
This book is once again on my year’s best list. A must read for comic fans and anyone who survived their teen years. This is comic book perfection that must be read to be believed. Final Score: Perfect 5 out of 5.
Story: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok
Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick
Letters: Jack Morelli