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Archie, Vol. 3

(Archie (2015) (Collected Editions) #3)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,097 ratings  ·  262 reviews
Introducing… Cheryl Blossom! The fiery red-head takes center stage as Archie and Veronica’s worlds are torn apart as the two are living thousands of miles away from each other. What will happen to the rest of Archie’s friends in Riverdale? And just what kind of havoc will Cheryl Blossom wreak? All the answers and more in the third volume of the SMASH HIT Archie series! Col ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Archie Comic Publications
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Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cheryl. Blossom.


Yeah, so this one introduces us to Riverdale's evil redhead and her brother, Jason.
But more than that, it gives a fantastic backstory that shows why she and Veronica hate each other so much.


I don't want to spoil anything, but I loved the way it all went down at the boarding school.
The story picks up right where the last volume left off with Ronnie being shipped off to Switzerland. She's alone and missing her friends, and Cheryl swoops in to save the day.


Except Cheryl is, of co
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Didn’t love this one quite as much as the second volume but I am still OBSESSED with these graphic novels. I need 38362672837 more volumes STAT.
Michael Finocchiaro
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Still always fun, in the 3rd volume of the "new" Archie comics, Cheryl Blossom and Ronnie are at war in Switzerland and in Riverdale and both are playing for keeps. While I still enjoy Wade's storytelling, I miss Staples' drawing from vol 1. In any case, the are 5 great issues and well-worth the investment! ...more
Wren (fablesandwren)
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-shelved, 04-stars

Like, I didn’t think I asked for much. I just needed Cheryl to be a part of my life. And her brother is a part of it too, which is a plus because he just feeds her crazy.

Cheryl is at the boarding school that Veronica is forced to go to. Archie and Jughead flip roles and deal with the loss of Veronica.

Honestly, Veronica and Archie are low-key unhealthy.. but I guess that’s just my logic?


I love Cheryl. Does that mean I don't have a heart because I n
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Joe Eisma comes in to handle the art at Veronica's boarding school after drawing 50 issues of boarding school kids in Morning Glories; talk about playing to an artist's strengths. Waid does a fantastic job of marrying classic Archie with modern day sensibilities and storytelling.

Mark Waid does a great job of playing up the heartache of Veronica and Archie being separated by an ocean. Cheryl Blossom is introduced and tries to make Veronica's life hell. Meanwhile, Archie tries to shut himself off
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
2.5 stars.

This was disappointing.

I understand that we have to deal with the aftermath of the last volume that separated the gang but this is so far form what drew me to the series in the first place. It's the same writer (with help from Lori Matsumoto for Veronica's parts) but the artist has changed drastically. I know Staples hasn't been back since volume one but Fish attempted something closer to Staples' art. Eisma just seems so different and it took me out of the book. Veronica and some of
I'm having so much fun getting to know the Riverdale universe. Veronica was off in Switzerland boarding school. It ended up being a fun detour. Veronica has made an enemy in Cheryl and now she is coming after Archie to ruin Veronica's life.

Jughead continues to shine and he is the best character in this series. He is such a great character.

There is also an end epilogue story about Reggie and Me. It was told from the perspective of his dog and it was fun.

This new story is so great and I'm havin
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was wondering when Cheryl Blossom would come into the story and now, she has arrived!

For this volume, I do have to say that I wish Veronica had been in Riverdale but I do understand the necessity of her character being at boarding school and for the introduction of Cheryl Blossom. I do think out of all the volumes so far, these issues did show the vanity and materialistic aspect of Veronica the most.

Continues to be a fast and humorous read. With that ending, I am very interested in seeing wh
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Five stars for Archie and Jughead switching places (Archie becomes an apathetic monster, which is pretty great, and Jughead gets to say, "This involves things I hate, like hard work and human contact"), minus one for the lack of Betty in this book (seriously, where is she??). Status quo continues with this volume, which means (a) the art was still better with Fiona Staples, (b) this is inoffensive and largely quite fun, and (c) I'm going to keep reading these as the library gets them in.

Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
It feels like the Archie reboot series is losing some steam. I really enjoyed this series when Fiona Staples and Veronica Fish were doing the art. However, the artist in this volume isn't really adding much to the story. The facial expressions aren't as rich as in the volumes, so some of the emotional life of the characters is missing. Also, the backgrounds are just plain. Sometimes they are poorly drawn, and sometimes they just aren't there, and it doesn't seem like an artistic choice. The stor ...more
kim hannah
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ┊ 5 stars

Damn Cheryl.

Can someone give me the fourth one please?

I want to see more drama unfold.
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Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is consistently one of my fav ongoing series.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was so fun! I love the way this series is progressing. This would probably be a 5 stars, except we were severely lacking in the Betty Cooper department. But all the characters are great :)
Chris Lemmerman
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
[Read as single issues]
Just in time for the arrival of (the superb) Riverdale TV show, Cheryl Blossom makes her presence known as Veronica is shipped off to a boarding school and comes face to face with the redheaded terror. It's war at first sight, with repercussions galore. Meanwhile, Archie tries to deal with the loss of his precious Ronnie back in Riverdale, while Betty tries to work out her complicated Archie-related feelings.

Mark Waid does it again, juggling lots of concurrent storylines i
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I feel like there was a little less content in this volume of Archie. I still enjoyed it, and some interesting things happen, but I miss Betty and Jughead, and I wish the story line between Betty and Sayid progressed differently and was shown more. Still, this volume introduces Cheryl Blossom to the New Riverdale, and I love her character. She's so devious, and she just doesn't care. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa does a great job with her on Riverdale. The TV version of Cheryl is spot-on to her origina ...more
Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
4 stars. This volume made me entirely too happy. This is easily my favorite one so far. We got Cheryl and Jason Blossom, Moose, Reggie, Dilton and augggggh my heart is just so happy and full of nostalgia. I wish I knew where all of my old Archie comics were because I would read them all right now. Cheryl came in and did what she does best which is cause chaos and I was here for it. I love her and Veronica's rivalry and petty back and forth antics. I feel like so much happened in this volume and ...more
Shane Perry
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mark Waid's reboot of Archie continues! I've been really impressed by how much I've liked this comic. Sure, it's light and fluffy teenage drama, but Waid writes these timeless characters in a way that is just really engaging. The artwork here is also quite nice, but I definitely miss Fiona Staples. Cheryl Blossom shows up and causes some trouble. Things get a tad unrealistic here, with how easy it is to transfer out of a Swiss boarding school and all, but this comic is still a lot of fun. Well w ...more
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jughead is da best <3
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This was good! Not my favorite & I miss Betty. I miss the original artists. So I was slightly disappointed in this volume & don't have an interest in reading the spin-offs (Jughead, Reggie, etc.) but I will be continuing with this storyline because I'm not ready to give up on it yet. I still enjoy the nostalgia of Archie & his gang. Plus, I've been binge watching RIVERDALE, which I absolutely love so I'll always love these characters. ...more
Alison (ageekyreader)
Likes: It was a fun story, especially to see so much of what makes Veronica and Cheryl different from one another. JUGHEAD. I mean always Jughead, but especially in this volume.

Dislikes: The art. This sounds very specific, but there were certain panels where I thought to myself, why is her mouth so menacing? It was off-putting at times, and while I was able to move past it, the art still took me out of the story.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to Archie stuff now that I've seen the entire Riverdale show. This is probably my favorite volume. It was interesting seeing Cheryl Blossom being added to the mix. I'm sure she's going to give Riverdale a lot of problems in the next couple of issues which I can't wait to pick up! If you haven't started this series yet I would recommend picking it up. ...more
Kelly K
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, graphic-novels
I enjoyed this volume more than the previous one. Archie was still annoyingly whiney but the issues didn't focus on that as much as they did what was happening between Veronica and Cheryl.
The 'Reggie and Me' first issue that was added in the back of this edition was adorable. I'll definitely be checking that series out.
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this volume was a explosion of hilarity of oddness! It was very humorous for sure and this version of Archie and Riverdale doesn’t take its self too seriously. It’s a cute comic series that could be enjoyed by younger readers too and the illustrations are fantastic.
Danica (The Hogsmeade Reader)
Again with the instant girl-on-girl hate. SMH
Alex Sarll
A story about missing people, which obviously is exactly what I need when I've not seen any of my friends for 40 days and, because the Event is worse than literal quarantine, have no idea if or when I'll ever see them again. Veronica has been exiled to Swiss finishing school, incommunicado, where the reboot introduces the mythos' queen bitch, Cheryl Blossom - who inevitably soon ends up back in Riverdale with plans for Archie which, as her brother observes, are unnecessarily baroque: "'Elaborate ...more
Ryan Werner
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
While I’m still missing Fiona Staples, the addition of Joe Eisma here is a welcome one. I love his work on Morning Glories—the way he draws really gives the colors room to do their thing, even if I kept seeing Archie as Hunter from MG—and he delivers some great stuff here, as well. Teen drama is your bag, Eisma!

Waid is still delivering highly readable work here, even if I’m not feeling the same excitement I was feeling in the first trade. Cheryl Blossom is a good heel that is already proving to


I put off reading this for some reason and then I realized that volume 4 is already out and I should probably catch up! While I enjoyed this wasn't my favourite? I just couldn't get into the whole Veronica/Cheryl rivalry and I also wasn't that into the Archie feeling sorry for himself storyline. This volume was a little weak for me unfortunately. This does not mean I won'tr be continuing with the series though. Archie has been a part of my life since I was a kid and I won't be givi
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Where's Betty?! And who the hell is Cheryl?

I understand that we had to deal with these 2 lovebirds living thousands of miles apart but I didn't care for the classic 2 girls gunning to be Queen B high school story. The whole thing with Cheryl trying to win over Archie and his friends for revenge was boring. Can I just slap her?

Also, the are is different. Not bad, per se, just a different style than what the first two volumes were. Not really my taste.
May 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
"I want a five part arc about a mean-off between Veronica and Cheryl Blossom!"

Said no one ever.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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