Review: Kevin Keller #1-2

My review of issues 1 & 2 of the Kevin Keller miniseries is up now over on Prism Comics. I have to say, I may have outdone myself with this post:

So the plan was to wait until the Kevin Keller miniseries wrapped before penning this review. But because the first two issues have been so extraordinary, I couldn’t wait any longer.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that somehow, when no one was looking, Archie became the coolest kid in the room. Forget 90 percent of the titles being churned out by the big two. If you’re looking for quality and progressive comics, Archie is where it’s at. Yes Archie. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. No, I am not joking. Yes, we could be in Bizarro World. Let me get back to you on that one.

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6 thoughts on “Review: Kevin Keller #1-2

  1. I, too, have had a long and furtive fascination with Archie comics. I liked a lot of the art, especially from the pin-up-esque Dan DeCarlo years, but mostly I liked that they would repeat stories from earlier eras (with occasional sneaky changes in dialogue, like no longer making Midge joke about having “the grippe”). It was like Riverdale was this eternal, unchanging place that was always perfect, by any generation’s definition of perfect. Nice to see they’re keeping that up!

  2. The part where you talked about wishing Keller was there in your youth really struck me.

    Is there any place online I can read this? They probably aren’t going to import this to this part of the world and I don’t know many good download sites.

    • Archie comics are actually available digitally and you can get all of their first run comics when they come out (funny how this puts them ahead of Marvel and for the longest time, DC). There’s an Archie app for the iPod/iPad.

  3. I used to read Archie Comics a lot when I was younger, but damn man, this is drawing me back in. It’s fantastic to see someone like this character written with such love and respect.

    It also makes me angry that I live so damn far in the North where there’s no comic book store for me to shop at. Heck, I’m not sure I could find this mini-series in the grocery store, especially not up here.

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