Wednesday, August 12, 2015


I was checking out JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #13 tonight, which features a great new short story featuring the art and words of Fernando Ruiz. It seems that Archie and Jughead are looking through the local flea market and notice a giant plaster elephant. Archie knows that Mr. Lodge has started a new collection featuring vintage carousel horses and figures that he would love adding this elephant to his collection.

Here's the thing... He's right! Mr. Lodge was showing off his horse collection to a snooty magazine editor and found out that his horse collection is boring with a capital "B." Then Archie shows up with his elephant and Mr. Lodge realizes that he has something that's interesting enough to impress the art critic. Off he runs to bring back the critic and Archie is the golden child for once!

 End of story, right?

Not quite. Archie then remembers that there are tons of vintage animal treasures at that flea market and decides that Mr. Lodge will be putting him in his will if he brings back enough of them! The results aren't pretty!

Oh Archie! When will you learn about moderation??

"The Crass Menagerie" was written and penciled by Fernando Ruiz, inked by Bob Smith, lettered by Jack Morelli, and colored by Digikore Studios.

1 comment:

DC Hampton Jacobs said...

If you ask me (and of course, nobody did) I think Fernando Ruiz's artwork really gives the Archie characters the right look. I very much prefer his style to Fiona Apple's.