Friday, January 16, 2015

It's Jughead Versus the Cupids over Big Ethel's Heart in JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #9!

Have you read JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #9 yet? It has a cute original lead story titled "Mission: Most Improbable" featuring Jughead and Big Ethel. It was written by George Gladir, who's been dead for a couple year, so it's clearly an inventory story. But the artwork features some of our current favorites including pencils by Pat & Tim Kennedy, inks by Jim Amash, letters by Jack Morelli, and colors by J. Arthur Media Solutions Inc.

It's actually a pretty fun story, much better than the last new story that I'd read by Gladir. It starts with Ethel tearfully wishing for a kiss from Jughead at Ye Olde Wishing Well. That wish is heard by some of the cutest cupids that you have ever seen!
Riverdale's Cupids -- Check Out Those Three Stooges!
These guys really want to help Ethel, but they know better than to try getting Jughead to fall in love with any girl! Indeed, two different cupids with specialized weapons give it a try and find our favorite protected by some anti-cupid energy. None of the arrows can get past him.

I'll ruin some of the surprise, a feisty female cupid eventually figures out how to get a kiss out Jughead and really makes Ethel's day! But I won't tell you how she did it!


This is one of those stories that isn't a mystery about where it's going, but it's more about the ride. It was a smooth story and the artwork was beautiful. Plus the rest of the digest if filled with all sorts of classic reprint stories featuring Jughead and the rest of his friends. So definitely check it out!

1 comment:

Donny Jacobs said...

Jughead described as a "girl hater" . . . GRRRR! Not OK!!! Archie Comics needs to get past that misogynist label for our favorite Rock drummer.