-J. Michael Bestul is a writer for the Addison Recorder. Stephanie Ruehl is an artist who works in a comic book shop. They’re married and have a lot of discussions about comic books and graphic novels. Combine all that into a biweekly feature and you get “J. & Steph Talk About Comics.”
Steph: So many new number ones are out today, you guys. So. Many.
-J.: Let’s get to it, then.
cover art by Chip Zdarsky
words by Chip Zdarsky, art by Erica Henderson, published by Archie Comics
Synopsis: A new principal has come to Riverdale High, making changes to school policy and — much to the burger-loving Jughead’s dismay — school lunches.
Steph: So after reading, and loving, the re-launch of Archie recently, I figured I’d love Jughead just as much. I was right.
–J.: I was surprised how much I enjoyed the Archie re-launch. It’s not my style of book, but I absolutely loved the art and words. I particularly loved the portrayal of Jughead, and was looking forward to his standalone series. It exceeded my expectations. It was a perfect introduction to a new series. [Read more…]