Thursday, November 13, 2014

Reggie Treats Himself to Trouble in ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #10!

ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #10 was published last week, but it took my local comic book shop a little longer to track down a copy for me. It was certainly worth the wait, considering that it featured a really great original short story featuring Reggie. In fact, this was one of my favorite recent portrayals of Reggie Mantle in quite some time!

He isn't being evil. He's not trying to pull over-the-top tricks to mess up Archie's day. He's not being this horrible guy who makes you wonder why the Riverdale Gang continues to hang out with him. He just has a selfish scheme in this story and it blows up in his face gloriously.

Christmas is coming and Reggie has figured out the perfect gift -- for himself! He has planned out dates on five consecutive nights with five consecutive girls: Ella Chu, Chloe Mancuso, Imani Lynn, Nadia Petrov, and Veronica Lodge!

He barely knows most of these girls, so he's decided to impress them by purchasing $10 knock-off "Dazzle Me" rings for the first four girls and one authentic $100 "Dazzle Me" ring for Veronica. After all, there is no way that Veronica would be fooled by phony jewelry!

But you know that Reggie's schemes never work out. What do you think is gonna happen when he messes up his online orders? Will all five girls will be treated to expensive rings or will they all find themselves wearing cheap knock-offs? Either way, you know this isn't going to end well for Reggie!

"Not That Gifted" is written by Alex Simmons, penciled by Pat Kennedy, inked by Jim Amash, lettered by Jack Morelli, and colored by Digikore Studios. This is Reggie Mantle at his best. I really hope we get to see more stories like these in the future!

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