The cast of the Archie titles are never too far from diving into something that goes far beyond the routine. They've been dropped into just about every weird genre there is, from soap opera drama to religious sermonizing to blood-soaked zombie horror. And then there was the time that the the regular core-universe Archie characters were hired by the government to go undercover and bring down a terrorist operation.
As we approach the end of 2015, I thought it would be a nice time to head back into the archives and find a good story about New Year's Eve and all the good tidings that go with it. There aren't as many as there are for Christmas or Halloween But there's a funny thing about going to look for holiday stories. Sometimes, you find a story about Auld Acquaintances, resolutions, countdowns and all that stuff.
And sometimes, you find a story that takes an inexplicable second act twist into mud-wrestling and then reveals that Cheryl Blossom exists in defiance of God Himself. Which, if we're being honest, wasn't actually all that surprising.
Archie's alleged pal Reggie has always been a conniving little such-and-such, but this week, he's hitting a new low. In "Rescue Me," a four-part digital-exclusive story by Bill Golliher, Bill Galvan and Jim Amash with letters by the legendary Tom Orzechowski that kicks off this Wednesday, Reggie pretends to rescue a dog from an animal shelter to get a date with a girl...