Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Archie Learns that There's an App for Everything in WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #45!

It's been a crazy week so I just got caught up on last week's comic book shipment earlier today, including WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #45. I have to say that WORLD OF ARCHIE has to be my favorite of the digests. I mean, they're all basically the same -- collections of classic reprints with first-print lead stories. But WORLD of ARCHIE always seems to have the really great classic characters such as Super Duck and Suzie. They also featured reprints of Cosmo the Merry Martian in the past, which were pretty good stories too.

This issue featured a great brand new lead story by Fernando Ruiz. It shows Archie desperately shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for Veronica, the girl who has everything. Jughead sees him at the mall and learns that Dilton created a cell phone app that has fully cataloged Veronica's inventory of clothing, jewelry, and other possessions. All Archie has to do is scan an outfit's barcode and he instantly knows if she still has it.

Unfortunately, Archie quickly discovers that Veronica already has everything within his budget. That's when Jughead comes up with the perfect plan. They need to shop somewhere where Veronica would never go shopping: the Riverdale Flea Market!

What follows is a mad-dash effort to sift through Riverdale's discarded treasures in hopes of finding something -- anything -- that Veronica will appreciate! Let me assure you . The choices weren't pretty! I'll leave it up to you to figure out what -- if anything -- that Archie ultimately found for Veronica!

"The Christmas App" was written & penciled by Fernando Ruiz, inked by Rich Koslowski, lettered by Jack Morelli, and colored by Digikore Studios.

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