Archie Married Life 10 Years Later #2 (2019) cover a,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer
(W) Michael Uslan
(A/CA) Dan Parent
The story that follows Archie's two possible futures-one where he's married to Veronica and another where he's married to Betty-continues! It's nearly Archie and Veronica's tenth anniversary-and they're celebrating it by attending a Moose Mason for Congress rally! And while the action heats up on the political field, things turn dire in the Lodge household. Meanwhile, nearing Archie and Betty's tenth anniversary, a mysterious call from Dilton Doiley alerts the couple to leave New York immediately and return to Riverdale!
Date Available: 09/11/2019
Oddly enough, I read the Married Life Magazine back in the day. It was different and unusual at the time. And with the advent of the Riverdale TV show and the new look in the Archie Comics, I was really glad to see the Dan Parent art. And Michael Uslan is definately a man who can write an interesting tale. Unfortunately, this book suffers from the same problem I was facing back then. As the Riverdale gang turns into adults, they start to have everyday problems and, well to be blunt, turn into jerks. They still may look the same but these modern day trials the gang is facing are just not what I want to read in Archie. Even Veronica's Dad on his death bed is an absolute @ss. And you didn't think that was possible. So when you stack it up the art work is great, the story is interesting but in the end Archie worried about needing more time off and corporate evildoers trying to break up Archie's 10 year marriage are not what I want to read about. I see too much of that in real life.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams