Review: Archie Archives, The Double Date and Other Stories

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Archie Archives: The Double Date and Other Stories by ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via Edelweiss by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

Nostalgia, I'm ready for you! A blast from the past, this dive into the Archie Archives is just as trippy and fun as you expected. It's a total must-have for anyone who is looking for a bit of cheery fun and lifelong Archie Andrews fans will surely enjoy this bit of time travel. I've been a fan of Archie all my life--the good, the bad, the classics, the modern. If I've had access to it, I've definitely read it and tripped over myself somewhere in the process.

An American classic, Archie Andrews has always been a staple in comic books and as the times (and the plots change) this never does. With the recent release of a new-Riverdale, with the CW's hit show adaptation and new comics such as Archie, Vol. 1: The New Riverdale and the horror filled romps of Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible--Archie Andrews is as popular as ever and with good reason.

Is this going to be appealing to all Archie fans? No, probably not. As someone already said, a lot of the stories haven't particularly aged well.
Times are different and there's definitely going to be a share of cringe-worthy moments to those who look closely enough. Still, it is fun to take a step into the past of Archie and read up on some classic stories and strips many have not had the chance to read. It's old fashioned fun and a total treat to those looking back into the extensive history of Archie Comics.

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