Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Archie Needs to Meet a Quota in ARCHIE #658 -- If the Riverdale Girls Will Allow It!
Jughead is embarrassed by Archie's cavalier treatment of Betty -- as are Chloe and Bobbi! These two "New Kids" overhear Archie and decide to stick up for their friend Betty and teach him a lesson about how to treat his girlfriend -- and women in general!
What follows are a series of disastrous dates with a whole assortment of Archie Comics girls, including Suzie and Ginger Lopez and Sheila Wu and Ginger Snapp and Laurie Lake and Linda Moore, etc., etc. etc.! It takes a lot of punishment to teach Archie a lesson -- especially when it comes to women! But will Betty appreciate her friends' efforts??
Best part about this story? ARCHIE #658 features Classic Moose! I'm talking about Mr. Keep-Away-From-Midge//No-Questions-Asked//My-Fists'll-Teach-You-A-Lesson Moose! You see this side of Moose in the digests, but it's been a long time since I've seen Moose fly into a fistful of rage. I always assumed that this was a result of anti-bullying efforts. It's good to see Classic Moose again!
"Dating Drama!" is written by Tom DeFalco, penciled by Fernando Ruiz, and inked by Rich Koslowski. Each and every one of them did a stellar job with this issue!