Monday, January 26, 2015

Riverdale is Overrun by Motorcycle Gangs in ARCHIE #663!

ARCHIE #663 was released a couple weeks ago, but I've been struggling a bit with my busy schedules, illness, and motivation. I decided that I needed to write something about the title or just move on. This comic was was apparently inspired by the "Sons of Anarchy" television program. I will need to take their word for it because I've never seen that program.

Here is the story: Archie loses control of his car and crashes it into a lake. This ordinarily would be problematic enough, but he has a date tomorrow night with Veronica to attend a concert by an opera singer. His dad refuses to pay for the repairs, so Archie goes to see his grandfather -- who looks very familiar...

Grandpa Andrews is busy working on Archie's old jalopy, but he has another idea to help out with Archie's transportation needs: an economical scooter! Archie spends much of the rest of this issue trying to talk himself into telling Veronica that she'll have to go to the concert on the back of a scooter. It's not until towards the end that Veronica agrees to ride on the scooter in order to catch up with Enrico Fabulosa -- who is stuck in the middle of a traffic jam.

This is an Archie Comics comic book. Do I really need to tell you that things won't work out the way it should??

There was another subplot that I found interesting. It seems that all of the Riverdale Gang decided to go shopping for scooters after seeing Archie's new wheels -- including Reggie! Too bad the local scooter dealer is a scammer. But Reggie learns the hard way that his scooter doesn't give him a lot of street cred -- with the local motorcycle gang! Who knew that Riverdale had a motorcycle gang?? Or that two of them are a pair of lesbians??

Reggie looks as shocked as I was!

"Sons of Anarchie" is written by Chuck Dixon, penciled by Pat & Tim Kennedy, inked by Rick Koslowski, lettered by Jack Morelli, and colored by Glenn Whitmore.

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