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“Something exciting is happening in Riverdale” --The New York Times

“Really fun stuff” --Scripps Howard News

“An excellent read” --Scripps Howard News

"The most fascinating Archie comic ever printed." --AOL's Comics Alliance

“The most consistently entertaining comic being written right now.” --Topless Robot

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Series: The Married Life Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Archie Comics; Original edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936975017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936975013
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mimbelina on November 6, 2011
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I was disappointed with the Archie wedding series, which used a plot of alternate futures to depict the dual fates awaiting Archie Andrews that hinged on his choice between his life-long loves Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. The plot fell flat, the characters were one-dimensional and the entire premise was too simple to accept. In other words, it was just like all of the other modern Archie comics that I've read and just another example of why I spend my money on buying old Archie digests and magazines rather than subscribe to the new editions coming out today. Needless to say, I was reluctant to invest in this book, but when I got a sneak peak at the first chapter in another comic, I was so entranced that I had to buy it. This book takes the superficial and bland Wedding storyline and transforms it into something so much more. It reminded me of some of the best stories in the old comics that I've read: those with beautiful artwork that told stories peopled with believable characters caught in realistic and emotionally charged (for a comic, at least!) plots.

As the alternate stories unfold, the book reads more like a novel than a comic book and focuses not only on the fate of the love triangle between Archie and his gals but on the future of the entire community of Riverdale as well. The reader gets a glimpse into the alternate futures of Jughead, Reggie, Moose and other favorite characters, each involved in their own dilemmas and uncertainties. The storylines are complex and differ widely enough to remain separate but retain similarities that keep them true to the characters and history behind the entire Archie universe. Many of the future events are surprising but completely believable based on the characters' long-standing attributes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N.Q on May 17, 2012
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just buy THE MARRIED LIFE , BOOK 1 AND BOOK 2 , and you dont have to buy the [ life with Archie ] comics, I have enjoyed both books a lot, and Im waiting for Book 3
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By VM on January 7, 2014
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I really enjoyed The Archie Wedding: Archie in Will You Marry Me? (The Married Life Series), and when i found out that they were going to continue the stories I was really interested in what direction the stories would be taken. And from this book I am very pleased with the direction. As an Archie fan for as long as i can remember this is a great step forward, cannot wait to read the next Book and I really hope that they continue with this, it is truly a great read for all Archie fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lewis P. Norton on May 18, 2012
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This is just about the best comic book/graphic novel that I have ever read. Well-developed characters and two fantastic story lines. Mystery, intrigue, trials, tribulations, ambition, tragedy, parallel worlds and parallel lives. Archie and the gang grow up and begin to find that their world is a far more complex and that their lives are far more stressful and intriguing than they ever bargained for. What a read! Beautiful!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joyce m.johnson on January 21, 2014
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i'm enjoying this book ,i have been a fan of the Archie's comic since 4th grade,and i'm 52 now and still enjoy reading the Archie comic, i hav a collection of the comics since 4th grade so when i pulled this up on amazon, i was truly,truly happy,it's all good- thanks so much,amazon is the best
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie Gabriel on August 2, 2013
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A great way to expand on the Archie Wedding book! I fell in love with the characters, and the story, because it shows that they have finally all left school behind, and have begun real life. I can relate to a lot of their experiences starting out after college!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dancer In The Storm on March 10, 2014
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Book quality is very good. The comic itself is beautifully done. Very happy to finally get my hands on it. Now to get the hot chocolate and a blanket and curl up to read it. Thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Literary Marie on November 26, 2011
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After 68 years of dating both Betty and Veronica, Archie finally makes a choice. In issues #600-606, we see their futures if both roads are taken. It is basically multi-universe: Archie marries Betty in one universe, and Archie marries Veronica in the other. Readers see how Archie's choice affects the rest of the Riverdale Gang.

I grew up reading Archie comics. It was different to read about Archie experiencing the real world. Real-life issues in this graphic novel include happiness, struggle, unemployment, trust, business and unfortunately death. I'm a fan all over again.

Literary Marie
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