Archie has been relaunched by Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples. Waid is probably one of the best comic book writers of his generation. I am not really familiar with Staples. I was curious and got the issue.
The first issue of the new issue is out. It is good. Archie and Betty are broken up when the issue starts and the supporting characters try to get them back together. It is a simple plot but well excuted.
Staples’ art is pretty good. She might be a great Spider-man artist. Her art is not cartoonish.
Waid’s writing is good, which is not a surprise. This was a good first issue, maybe even a great one. I am not sure how long he will write the book.
Archie comics has sort of reinvented itself in the last five years or maybe just hit a creative peak.