I’m going to admit it… I am reading these comics because I am fully and unconditionally in love with the show that’s based off of them, Riverdale. Where everyone is rich and families have dark secrets tangled up in the next family’s dark secret and everyone is just really, really pretty.
01. Betty and Archie are BROKEN UP after DATING SINCE LIKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in the beginning of this graphic novel, which is very different from Betty having and undeniable but not reciprocated crush on Archie.
02. There’s no Cheryl Blossom… and that is probably the thing that broke my heart the most BECAUSE I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER.
03. Josie and the Pussycats aren’t as big of a deal in the comics yet either (is this a joke on the movie? Am I too old? Do only I remember that movie).
04. This was really about real-world problems and dating, nothing to do with a murder. So really, it was less interesting to me. I did enjoy seeing the origins of my beloveds though.
Short review shorter, it kept me interested enough to grab vol. 2. I need more murder-mystery and Cheryl though…. the Blossom family better make an appearance.