Monday, September 09, 2013

Archie meets Glee by Dan Parent/Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: Graphic Novel Review

Archie Meets GleeArchie Meets Glee by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars :star :star :star

I love Archie comics. I always have and always will. I pick up a digest whenever I see one, and enjoy reading all about Archie and the gang-- and all the other characters like Cheryl Blossom and Sabrina too.

I was intrigued when I heard that there would be a crossover with Archie and Glee. A collaboration with a Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Archie artist Dan Parent sounded pretty genius-- if they could pull it off. They totally pulled it off! It's crazy how the worlds of Archie and Glee are really like parallel universes! How else can you explain that both Rachel Berry AND Veronica Lodge's dads are name Hiram? My favorite was the likeness between Jughead and Mercedes.

I admit I'm not a total Glee fan, I have watched the show maybe 10-12 times total. It's a cute show, I just don't go out of my way to watch it. I was glad that I had watched enough to know the characters and be able to hear them in my head as I read the story. I'm not sure I would recommend it though if you haven't ever watched an episode of Glee. That's the only downside; that although they did introduce both worlds they did a better job introducing Archieverse from the Glee-Dom. I suspect that most people reading this comic will be Gleeks reading Archie for the first time, and not the other way around. If that's the case you don't have to worry, you'll totally get Archie's world.

I recommend this cute graphic novel for fans of Glee. It's a unique, funny, and light story with brilliant coloring and artwork. If the creators of Archie keep coming up with fresh ideas like this and executing them well-- I can see a renewal of Archie fandom in the near future! 

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.

1 comment :

  1. I love Glee and Archie, but I didn't know this was even a thing. I'll have to hunt it down asap. I mean, really, you can't go wrong with these two together! Thanks for sharing (if nothing else so I can go stalk the comic book store). ;)


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