Worst reboot continues
The premise of going from scratch and having continuity isn't bad.
It's just that it's so overly played out and imposing melodrama that this reboot just drones on with.
Exactly. It's the fucking execution that bothers me more than anything. You want to add continuity to something that previously had little to none? Go right ahead. Just do it with some care and keep some of the charm of the original. This doesn't feel like an Archie book.
I mean, the Jughead book is closer to the mark, but people have made some valid points against that too (Jughead's more proactive and less never may care nature, the intrusion of the day dreams meaning to be call backs to the short comics but feeling more out of place)...but Waid really takes the cake on missing the mark.
It seems to try to reach people who hate Archie but people who hate Archie aren't going to read Archie no matter how they dress it up. So basically, this exists to piss off Archiefags.
Reggie was never really 'hated' in most of the original stories, he was just a prankster and a loudmouth who always got beat up by Moose because he couldn't keep his eyes off Midge.
I've read Archie comics since I was a kid and I'm actually kind of sick of these recent reboots and alternate universe stories turning him into an outright villain. Same with Veronica almost always being in full bitch mode in these new stories.
He's the male equivalent of a woman sleeping her way to the top of a corporate ladder, only instead of sex he probably just sticks around and nags people until they give him a job to keep him out of their hair.
>Life with Archie
>Miss Grundy dies
>All the Riverdale gang reminiscence about her
>Reggie recalls the time she called him a scumbag and he better shape up before he becomes truly hated
It was shocking, but yeah, sometimes the best truths are harsh truths
I don't remember Reggie being THAT bad. I mean yeah, he was an asshole, I don't think he ever went to irredeemable cunt levels.
I kinda hope at least a couple issues of that can get squeezed out before this whole reboot runs its course, which I suspect it will in a year or two.
I love Adam Hughes's art style, and would be able to enjoy actually being able to read something that it's attached to.