Review: Riverdale The Complete Second Season

  • Comicmix
When we first met Archie Andrews, he was the prototypical American teenager when being a teenager was a new concept. The idea of teens having free time was also new and mandatory attendance at high school was just a few decades old. It was a perfect place to explore what it meant to have leisure time to pursue personal interests be it the opposite sex or cars or sports or whatever.

The Archie comics have endured largely through their universality and their gentle humorous antics. Wisely, the company belatedly acknowledged the changing times and revamped the look and feel of the characters with the brilliant Mark Waid/Fiona Staples run which brought national attention and increased sales to the company. (Their digests continued to display the “classic” material.)

The universality and humor was retained but introduced more contemporary themes and issues. This got television interested and the ubiquitous Greg Berlanti
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