Monday, December 21, 2015

Who Has the Most Creative Dance-Vitation? Find Out in WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS #55!

I'm so behind with my comic books and then it occurs to me that I have a few Christmas/Winter Holiday-themed comic book digests yet to write about -- and not that many days left to write before Christmas!! So I'm going to do my best to catch up with all of my stray comic book digests this week -- even if I end up writing about them on Christmas Day itself!!

The first of this bunch is the brand-new lead story in WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS #55. This is not really a Christmas story, but instead a winter holiday tale in with the Riverdale Gang are getting excited about the annual Winter Dance!

Everyone is going crazy with these over-the-top dance-vitations (much like the real life "prom proposals" that you've seen in social media during the past few years). Reggie sent Veronica a personalized rock invitation. Moose had a robot deliver his dance-vitation to Midge. It's out of control!


Of course, that means that Archie needs to come up with his own over-the-top dance-vitation for Betty. And he does a pretty good job! He ends up designing this giant cake. He plans to pop out of the insides and serenade Betty with her own musical dance-vitation! How can she say no?


Of course, the devil is always in the details when it comes to Archie Andrews! Instead of dragging the cake out onto the drive-way and calling Betty and her friends over for some sort of fake-study date or whatever, he decides that he and Jughead will need to bring the giant cake-shell to Riverdale High and do the dance-vitation there!

All I can say is "SMASH!"

"Take Your Cake and Beat It, Too!" features story and art by Fernando Ruiz, inks by Rick Koslowski, letters by Jack Morelli, and coloring by Glenn Whitmore. It's a pretty good tale and the story (despite the giant "SMASH") ends with a bit of unexpected redirection!

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