The Married Life of Archie: Book One | Paul Kupperberg

Genre: Graphic Novel.
Number of Pages: 320.
Perspective: Third.
Location: Riverdale.
Archie Andrews has flip-flopped between Betty and Veronica for decades. And he still does not choose. This book shows two alternate realities: if he had married Veronica vs. Betty. For a complete summary, you can go here.

I picked this comic up after being inspired by my new guilty-pleasure show, Riverdale. It’s just as cheesy as I imagined it would be. It is interesting seeing some potential futures for the characters. Some characters are very similar to their show counterparts and some are not even recognizable in appearance or personality. 
I chose this particular issue because it was the only Archie graphic novel currently available at my public library. I think the Afterlife of Archie comics will be more my style since they are darker and are written by the same author as the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which I enjoyed much more than this. I would also be interested in reading ARCHIE the reboot by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. It is modernized with a more diverse cast. From what I understand, that is closer to what Riverdale was modeled after. 
I grew bored with the back and forth between realities after halfway through. It felt repetitive and the dialogue was too fake to keep me engaged. It wasn’t dark, so I expected this version to be funny like the short Sunday funnies. Nope, this wasn’t really humorous at all. For huge Archie fans, I’m sure this will fair better due to nostalgia. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think! 

2/5 Stars

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