When I was a kid my parents played oldies all the time around the house (they both grew up in the 60’s) and we listened to the oldies radio station all the time in the car. My very favorite was “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies. YES, the cartoon band!
I still love this song and as a children’s librarian I use it in storytime all the time to dance with toddlers and babies. This song introduced me to Archie Comics which I loved as a child. Yeah, those comics you bought in the grocery store checkout lane and detailed the never ending drama of Betty and Veronica’s competition for Archie.
My love for all things Archie and Betty and Veronica has never died. So when the new CW show Riverdale started in 2017 I was ECSTATIC. If you are looking for a blast from the past and also loved Archie as a kid I highly recommend checking out our Archie graphic novels.
You should also check out the show Riverdale, which is so much fun. Oodles of drama and mystery with all the classic characters that you know and love including Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Cheryl Blossom (my FAV!), Kevin Keller, Midge, Moose and Reggie. And don’t forget, Josie and the Pussycats!
It’s like my childhood all brought back with a sexy edge and updated storylines.
I highly recommend The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting a new television reboot as well to coincide with Riverdale as Sabrina’s hometown of Greendale is right down the road from Riverdale. Now just as a warning this isn’t your 90’s Melissa Joan Hart kind of Sabrina. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is dark and bloody and fantastic! If you like dark and bloody kinds of things, that is…
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be coming to Netflix in September]
Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is a spooky take on Riverdale as Jughead’s beloved Hot Dog becomes a zombie due to a very ill fated attempt to save his life with the help of Sabrina. Soon the entire town is in the fight of their lives against a zombie horde led by their former friend, Jughead.
Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes is my very favorite of all the Archie graphic novels so far. Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts and best friends. Until they turn on each other in a battle for Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe!
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Check out The Art of Betty and Veronica for a look at the first 70 years of the duo’s story]
In this series opening Josie gets the band together in her hopes of achieving musical fame but are her ambitions more important than the girls’ friendship?
So many new Riverdale and Archie titles have been coming in and I can’t wait to read them all!
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Formats Available: Graphic Novel
Review by Heather, St. Matthews