Written by Frank Tieri, Joanne Starer, Ron Robbins
Artwork by Federico Sabbatini, Juan Bobillo, Ryan Jampole
Printed by Archie Comics
Chilling Adventures Presents…Weirder Mysteries #1 is the newest entry within the Archie horror universe, sorta-kinda reviving the title from the 1999 cult-favorite TV tie-in collection, Archie’s Bizarre Mysteries.
That’s all the 2 have in frequent, although. This new one is solely an anthology, with three completely different quick tales, adopted by an entire bunch of full-page adverts.
The primary story highlights Archie, Betty, and Pop Tate. It’s the best-drawn, by Federico Sabbatini, and it has some humorous dialogue, credited to Frank Tieri.
The story, about aliens in Riverdale, isn’t notably unique and the house given it doesn’t enable for a lot growth and even applicable pacing.
And does Betty curse now? She does right here, twice!
Oddly, on a 3rd event, Betty resorts to the normal comedian guide symbols for cursing, as a substitute.
Nonetheless, Archie co-founder John Goldwater, actually the person who ran the Comics Code for years, would seemingly not be completely satisfied. A variety of my girls buddies over time, of all ages, have had some creatively foul language. It doesn’t trouble me. Simply doesn’t appear in any respect in character for Betty.
The second story, credited to Ron Robbins and Juan Bobillo, gives the bizarre teaming of Bingo Wilkin (That Wilkin Boy), Pussycat Valerie’s brother Trev, and somebody who might or is probably not meant to be Huge Ethel, though she’s quick and sort of petite right here. There’s additionally a personality who seems to be a cross between ‘80s digital icon Max Headroom and the “Buyer Service” character on the outdated Kirby cartoon. Oh, and Pop Tate, once more. This one’s about Bingo being uninterested in being immortal and having his buddies enter his goals to attempt to assist finish his struggling.
Characters are unrecognizable and once more there’s simply not sufficient room to develop a superb story.
Mentioning the rear we discover a Josie story set sooner or later. Nicely, truly an Alexandra Cabot story, by Joanne Starer and Ryan Sampole. It’s one other Twilight Zone-style piece with a twist ending and as soon as once more the paintings—with some notably apparent anime influences—is the perfect half.
Chilling Adventures Presents…Weirder Mysteries #1 isn’t nice comics, however most comics aren’t lately. It’s a fast learn and sort of enjoyable. It jogs my memory of studying the outdated post-Atlas/pre-hero Marvel monster mags like Tales to Astonish or Tales of Suspense.