The Greatest Generation (Archie 1941 #2 Comic Review)

User Rating: 9

Archie 1941 #2 Review

Writer(s): Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn

Artist: Peter Krause

Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letterer: Jack Morelli

Cover Artist: Peter Krause

Variant Cover: Audrey Mok

Summary

The Second World War has officially reached the United States. With Archie and Co being recent graduates that makes them perfect candidates for enlistment…or the draft.

Thoughts

I did go back and read issue 1 of this series before writing this review and I must give credit to the writing team for really accurately portraying the directionless feeling many of us are left with after graduating. Archie Andrews is supposed to be archetypical American teenager and Waid and Augustyn get that across excellently. The townspeople of Riverdale, also act very appropriately given the setting of the book. Mothers worry about their children, boys play war games, and many think that the United States entry into the war will have the same effect as it did on the First World War.

The art too is perfect for this sort of book the characters are all drawn with very strong distinct outlines hearkening back to the style of the 1940s, and the colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick give the entire book a sort of newsprint-style look to it.

I think the biggest thing hurting the book is that its very niche. I, however, am looking forward to the rest of the series and can’t wait to see what decisions they make.

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Will Sweval

Will Sweval

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Good
  • Mark Waid is always a treat
  • Art and colors perfectly complement each other and the book itself
  • Realistic portrayal of teenagers/young adults
Bad
  • Niche premise might turn away possible readers
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