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Archie, Vol. 2

(Archie (2015) (Collected Editions) #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,103 ratings  ·  354 reviews
The all-new ARCHIE adventure continues! Superstar writer Mark Waid teams up with the best and brightest artists in comics to bring a modern take to the legendary Riverdale cast of characters. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Ar ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 20th 2016 by Archie Comics
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Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I didn't think it was quite as awesome as volume 1, but it was still really good.


Like everyone else, I miss Fiona Staples art. But, even so, it's not like the panels are hard to look at. And it does have the same feel to it as Welcome to Riverdale, which makes me happy. I'm not a big fan of those comics that change the art style every other issue.


Alright. So, this one is mostly about Archie and Veronica dealing with the differences in their backgrounds and trying to make things work. Of course,
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this issues SO MUCH. Archie and Veronica are too cute to boot.
The first volume was great and this makes a great follow-up. This second Volume is not quite as good as the first, but it's still entertaining. Betty and Archie find it hard to put their past behind them. Jughead continues to eat more hamburgers. We get less dynamics from other characters at school and this focuses on the main 4 characters.

I love the vibrant colorful artwork still. I can see this getting old soon and it's kinda binge worthy.
Michael Finocchiaro
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
My son Archie's review: he found it could because Archie is too fond Ronnie and needs to slow down and Mr Lodge's mayoral campaign was funny, and he thought Ronnie was taking too much space and is happy that Betty is back in the spotlight.
My review: beautiful art, funny stories, great story arc - this reboot is fantastic!
Wren (fablesandwren)
I absolutely am loving these comics.

I love how Veronica is trying so hard to be loved and accepted by Archie and his parents. Even though she is just buying really expensive things.

But you really see that she doesn't know the basic things that middle-class people like Archie grow up with. Like setting the table.

Betty seems to be regretting the lip-stick incident as well... it is getting very interesting...

Also I am really excited about that red head on the next volume's cover. Like I am so pu
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

I’ve been waiting for this one ever since I finished reading volume 1! Archie has been a part of my life ever since I was a kid. I would read the comics all the time as my mom would bring the digests home for me every once in a while. This second volume picks up right where the first left off. Archie (as always) is bouncing back and forth between Betty & Veronica while obtaining important advice from his best friend Jughead. I’m not sure if I enjoyed this volume as much as I enjoyed the first on
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Damn you Mark Waid for making me read an Archie comic! And actually liking it! Not quite as good as volume 1. I missed the single arc throughout the book. This reverts to the structure of the Archie days of old in that each issue has multiple chapters.

The overall story is Archie and Veronica dealing with how they come from very different backgrounds. Betty is still trying to come to term with the fact that Archie is now with Veronica. Meanwhile, Veronica's dad is running for mayor and divides t
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Pop quiz: what's more unrealistic, this book or Riverdale? In these issues, Veronica "moves in" to Archie's household by bringing a full-screen TV, French chef, and lawn-style laser-tag game, and I would still pick Riverdale.

Regardless, most of the stories in here are turned up to 11 and have too much slapstick. I do love Veronica Fish's art in issues 6-10, and thought the mishap with the pictures of the governor in the newspaper was genuinely funny. I really like that the updated Archie includ
James DeSantis
Oct 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Archie Archie Archie. I can't believe I'm really reading a Archie book but here I am.

So Archie is now with Veronica. Things are just getting...well...kind of not great. See Ronnie (nickname) is very rich. Archie? Not so much. So Archie is dealing with that. His feelings for Betty are still there. Betty feels the same. However Archie is also dealing with Ronnie's father who's a rich piece of shit who hates Archie cause he destroyed his business. So around and around we go in the next few days of
Lauren Stoolfire
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mark Waid is continuing to do an excellent job with this Archie reboot. I was never all that interested in the classic comics, but in Waid's capable hands I'm found myself drawn to these characters stories more than ever before. Plus, I've been enjoying The CW's take on the characters in Riverdale as well - admittedly, it's altogether different, but it it's thoroughly hooked me. Waid's new graphic novel series, like the tv adaptation, has made 75 year old characters fresh and engaging again in n ...more
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think it's even more impressive that Mark Waid has managed the balancing act of the new Archive series through this second volume. Everything here is good - each issue is a done-in-one story that builds on the overall arc, leading to an exciting climactic car chase. And it's all done with a keen balance of humor, pathos, teen angst and humanity. This is your classic Archie, as filtered through modern culture, and it just works. The art varies by issue but it never gets in the way of the story, ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Archie is still a lot of fun to read, and you get what you're looking for. Archie causes a lot of accidents. Jughead eats a lot of burger. Betty helps people when it's not in her best interest. And, Veronica doesn't understand the little people. There's a plot in which Mr. Lodge runs for political office, which explains why the Lodges are in Riverdale and why Veronica is going to a public school. I really liked that story because it drives a real wedge between the members of the Riverdale gang. ...more
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Every bit as good as the first volume. It's funny, the art is great, and the drama may not be entirely realistic, but it's believable and entertaining.
Rod Brown
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm sort of surprised at how quickly I'm over the novelty of the updated, continuing soap-opera version of Archie. It's not bad, I just cannot find it in me to care.
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
This is about as good as the last volume. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

They did a lot more to make Veronica less stereotypical awful for a rich girl. There's a Fish Out of Water storyline where she tries to adjust to Archie's lifestyle. Eventually she buys a lot of really expensive things and brings a butler and a chef to his house and really inconveniences his mother. They overhear his parents talking about it, she feels bad and tries to fix it. The scene with her in the grocery store was really c
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Archie Series Ratings:
Archie, Vol. 1: ★★★★
Archie, Vol. 2: ★★★
Archie, Vol. 3: Lost interest in series/b>

I read the first volume because I loved the T.V. show Riverdale the show has gone so downhill though and used to love the original Archie comics.

I enjoyed the first one, I found myself a bit bored with this one. I'm going to try Vol 3, since that when my girl Cheryl Blossom comes in, and I'll see how I feel about continuing from there.

I read this book as part of my 2018 Library Love binge,
Maria Kramer
I like this volume very much. Waid continues to keep the story fresh and interesting. I will say that I feel really sorry for Betty in this volume. Archie does not deserve her, that putz.
Douglas Gibson
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Continuing to enjoy this reboot. Waid does a terrific job of blending nostalgia with modern times to produce a delightful read.
My heart actually ached for Archie and Betty. Ached! How does Mark Waid do it?!
Any book that makes me feel what its characters are feeling gets a huge 5 stars from me.

Art is great and story is moving along. The only thing I want from this series is more.

(Also, I'm a Archie/Betty shipper all the way. Isn't everyone??)
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Better than the first set of comics. I wasn't a huge fan of the new ariverdale, but this redeemed itself. I still love the original more but this is slowly improving
Jesse A
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure how to explain why this is decently fun and pretty well done. It just is.
Utkarsh Bansal
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: comics
This is Archie as Archie should be. It has everything that was ever great about Archie comics without any of the flaws. The characterizations of Archie, Betty and Veronica are unbelievably layered and complex. The stories are consistently funny and have the manic pace associated with the series, and yet a couple of issues left me emotionally drained.

On the art side of things, the art this time is consistent because most of the issues are drawn by Veronica Fish. Nothing will ever match the beauty
Kelly K
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2017
Archie annoyed the hell out of me in this volume. Seriously, dude? Can't you do anything for yourself? He seriously needs to stay single for a long time so he can figure himself out. I'll continue to read this for Betty, Veronica, and Jughead because I love them.
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Keeps getting better and better. This is such a perfect creative team.
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is so fun!
Jess (BookObsessedJess)
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
Good grief. Veronica is the devil. Fix it.

The good ship Archie and Betty is alive and well. Except dead. But alive in my heart. (Comics ONLY)
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
As I continue with this new Archie comic series, I am really enjoying them. They are very quick, fun, humourous and entertaining reads that also give me a feeling of nostalgia from the memories of picking up an Archie comic while with my Mom at the grocery store during my childhood.

In this issue, I was saddened to see that Fiona Staples wasn't an illustrator because she was a favourite from the first volume. However, I have to say that there seemed to be less of a disconnect and variation betwe
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In this new volume of Archie the main focus is on the supporting characters and less about Archie. Archie is trying to get on good terms with Veronica's father and yet Reggie is being a slime who is trying to ruin Archie for a taste of power. Archie starts connecting the dots and realizes that he needs to patch things up with Jughead in order to get Reggie out of the picture. In a matter of seconds all the drama of the first volume
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoy how Waid continues the story in this next volume of Archie. The story line moves forward in interesting ways, and I like the depth of the plot and its subplots. It's not a shallow, fun story like Archie always used to be. The characters are well-developed, and although they largely resemble their originals, they also take on new traits and feel like actual people rather than comic characters/caricatures.
The illustrations in this volume aren't as strong to me (because Fiona Staple
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America.

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