It is no secret that I am in love with the new Archie, sometimes called "hot Archie." When the newest in the series lands on my desk, I have been known to squeal and hug it. This updated comic has branched out into other things, too. I love CW's Riverdale, though I am watching on Netflix so don't ruin the second season for me! The revamp of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is also pretty great. I even saw an Archie Diegest the other day that was a special Riverdale edition that I did not buy and have been beating myself up about ever since.
This new volume is more serious than the last and it was a roller coaster ride for me.
Now that Veronica has returned to Riverdale, her relationship with Archie is strained. Veronica has matured slightly, at least on the surface, and she's starting to talk like the future heir of her father's billions while Archie is the same old Archie. Things already shaky between them, Archie is worried about Veronica finding out that he could be cut from the football team so when Reggie threatens to tell her if Archie doesn't drag race him in Betty and his newly restored 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Cobra, Archie feels trapped. He takes off in the car without telling Betty where he is going but when she finds out there are dire consequences.
Even though this was a much more serious run than the previous volumes, it was still loads of fun. Plus, cliffhanger! I can't wait to see what happens next. (Also, so much fun to read the car stuff out loud to my husband. Ha ha.)