Speaking of Josie… wedding bells are ringing for her rockin’ bassist Valerie and everyone’s favorite redhead! Witness the musical magic in the ARCHIE: A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ROMANCE graphic novel on sale today!
You seem pretty familiar with Archie lore. Where do you recommend starting on the comics/When did the current run start?
hey pal! the way i started reading archie was that growing my mom would buy me a double digest every time we went grocery shopping so i’d pick up a random one each week w no particular order to them lol. but if you want a good starting point here are some more recent ones:
this is part of the new riverdale run and it’s probably the most popular archie comic right now? or at least on tumblr. this is the one where jughead’s confirmed as asexual and the majority of the posts you see on here about the comics are most likely about this series. also it’s so funny and ridiculous and i love it so much omg
this series kicked off the new riverdale verse and it’s so good??? archie’s a bit dumb but that’s kinda expected, and all ya favs feature pretty prominently here too. a lot more dramatic than jughead, it’s lit
i tragically haven’t read any of the new b&v comics (they’re at the top of my comic stack tho, i’ve just been busy!) but same concept as jughead, archie, and reggie and me: new riverdale, new me. can’t say much about it other than read it bc betty and veronica deserve all your love.
god, after life with archie is so good. i was a bit skeptical about it at first bc it’s a horror series and i didn’t think that would mix well with archie but holy crap….. it’s so so so so good. hot dog and jughead become zombies and brings on the start of the zombie apocalypse. it sounded awful to me at first but like, there are parts that genuinely freaked me out. bit different than the traditional archie gang we know, but worth a read.
that should give you a pretty good start into the archie comics world. like i said these are all fairly recent but you should give some of the older comics a go if you find that you like them! some honorable mentions worth checking out are veronica #202 (bc it introduces kevin and like, who wouldn’t wanna see him), archie marries veronica/archie marries betty, life with archie: the married life, archie marries valerie (hoe marries so many ppl smh), and like…… anything involving jughead, to be honest.
once you become more familiar with that universe, you’d honestly be just find picking up any random digest/double digest and delving in lmao. there’s hella stories out there and they’re all (for the most part) v good!!
I know I always talk shit about Archie, the character, and how he doesn’t deserve Betty or Veronica, but I can’t help but love Archie/Valerie. I love that she is older, more mature, and can keep Archie in his place. I mostly get the feeling Archie is written with Betty and/or Veronica out of tradition rather than any genuine chemistry they have as characters. Valerie is probably too good for Archie but Dan Parent writes them extremely well together. Archie Marries Valerie was way better than Archie Marries Veronica/Betty.