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Archie #325
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December 12th, 2012 by Rusty

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Archie #325 cover

Archie #325

Date: September 1983
Publisher: Archie Comics Group
Cover Price: 60¢
2012 NM Price: $6.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus ads.
Writer: Frank Doyle
Artists: Dan DeCarlo Jr., Jimmy DeCarlo, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Notable Notes: The return of Jinx Malloy!

Not Just For Kids!

Good old Archie comics – they were another staple of my childhood. This series is aimed at teens, which probably explains why it holds up better on a re-read than my childhood favorite: Richie Rich. Is there any comic book fan who hasn’t read an Archie comic? Maybe people who starting reading comics when adults – if so they are missing out on a great, classic story!

Synopsis:

This issue of Archie contains 4 stories and 1 half page comic. In “Snap Judgement” Archie gets a new camera so he can take pictures of girls at the beach, but ends up being disappointed by Betty and Veronica’s new bathing suits. The story “It’s Friendship” chronicles an argument between good-girl Betty and bad-girl Cheryl Blossom. In “Ace Place” Archie and his gang of friends help Pops modernize his ice cream shop – ultimately to their dismay. The highlight of the issue, though, is the final story “Hi Jinx” – in which the arrival of a bad-luck person causes plenty of grief in Riverdale. In fact one scene from this story is show on the cover – something which is unusual!

My 2 Cents:

Even though this book (and series) is targeted towards teens, I still found myself enjoying it. I think it is fun, and relaxing, to read comics that aren’t too serious, and this issues certainly accomplished that. If you are a fan of “funny books”, or Archie in general, then this is a good one to pick up and enjoy.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 4 stars
  • Art: 4 stars
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars

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