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Ask Chris #236: How I Learned To Love ‘Archie’

Archie art by Bob Bolling, Ask Chris art by Erica Henderson

Q: Can you help an Archie skeptic understand why it's so great? - @SuperSentaiBros

A: Man, I hope so. After all, until a few years ago, Archie was arguably the most overlooked publisher in comics just by sheer volume of what they were putting out, at least among die-hard superhero fans. And to be honest, they had a good reason for it --- in a lot of ways, those comics had gotten stale, and they were in dire need of exactly the kind of shot in the arm that they got from the big name projects that have made them so engaging today.

The thing is, at least in my case, it wasn't when Archie suddenly got weird that made me such a big fan. It was when I realized that they'd been weird all along.

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