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The Best of Archie Comics Book 2 Paperback – September 4, 2012

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“Something exciting is happening in Riverdale.” --The New York Times
“Archie is influential” --CNN
“Archie Comics continues to lead the pack” --The Daily What
“One of comics’ most exciting and relevant publishers.” --Comic Book Resources

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THE ARCHIE SUPERSTARS are the impressive line-up of talented writers and artists who have brought Archie, his friends and his world to life for more than 70 years, from legends such as Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, Harry Lucey, and Bob Montana to recent greats like Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz, and many more!
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  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Series: The Best of Archie Comics (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Archie Comics (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936975203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936975204
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I really loved the first volume of this set. However, after buying this one, I was a bit dismayed as it seems a good 30% - 40% of the book is devoted to the stuff in Archie that I didn't like the first time around. This includes Katy Keene, Pureheart the Powerful, Little Archie, etc and the long 2- or 3-part stories that are long on plot set-up and short on the quick gags that the early Archie (Bob Montana) was all about. I am very hopeful for a Volume 3 that mirrors the fantastic job that was done with Volume 1.
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Back in the sixties/seventies there were a lot of different titles carrying the Archie series Logo, I'm glad that this volume 2 took space to show most of them, specially glad to see a Mad House Glads story, they are most forgotten now but the stories of Fran and the Fan Club were hilarious, also I was glad to see Super Teen and larger stories, I loved the long stories from Life with Archie back then, I liked Best of Archie vol. 1 very much but this one is much better.
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I bought the 1st Best of Archie as well as the Barnes and Noble exclusive Archie's Super Digest and now I own Vol. 2 of the Best of Archie. I thoroughly enjoyed the first volume but I must agree with the other reviewers, this one just isn't as good.

Like the previous volume, it is separated by decade with descriptions of each story provided by employees of Archie Comics and famous fans of Archie.

Also it includes a couple of stories such as Wilbur, Ginger, Super Duck, and several different incarnations/interpretations of Sabrina.

Some of the stories are a bit longer compared to the fist volume, which makes sense.

Now, why am I giving this book only 4 stars? Well, the backseat characters with their own stories seem to have a bit more prominence in this volume compared to the last. This isn't so much a bad thing, but it means less Archie and the gang. Even worse, due to the longer stories we get even less when you combine that to all the Josie and Sabrina stories. In fact, the entire 1950s decade in the book is absent of an Archie story, the only stories covered are Wilbur, Ginger, Pat the Brat, Cosmo the Merry Martian and Katy Keene.

Considering this is a Best of Archie, there should be a bit more emphasis on Archie and the Gang. I think they should dedicate separate Best of books to Josie, Sabrina, Wilbur, Ginger and so on.

Overall though, I still think the book is worth getting if you are like me and don't want to invest in all the double digests. I'd also consider looking into Archie Super Comics Digest which is only $6.98 at B&N (for some reason its not sold on Amazon).

I hope we see more 400+ page volumes of Archie because its the best bang for your buck and gives casual fans such as myself a chance to get into Archie without all the money spent on digests and double digests.
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Bought this for my sister's birthday due in November as she is huge fan and has a massive Archie library.

Firstly, this 'Best of' arrived blazingly fast from Amazon. Shipped on time. Amazon rules when it comes to delivery. I don't know how they do it.
Package was sturdy and books in mint condition (I bought three Archie's). Big smile when received since its a whopping 400 pages or something like that.

I highly recommend this purchase!!!! Well worth every cent. Will buy more of the 'Best of' in a heartbeat. Thanks to Amazon for selling these gems. My sis will be
very very happy.

Cheers
Inshan
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I bought this by accident and did not know how to return it. I decided to give it a try and reddit as now I own it. I do not like it! Sorry but I thought it would have looked different like a normal Archie digest. I do not recommend but then again everyone's taste is different. I did not like the format or layout!
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The Best of Archie Comics (Archie and Friends All-Stars) was a collection devoted to Archie and his friends. Volume two has Archie, but moreover has archives of the Archie universe. .Early characters who appears in Archie books like Super Duck, Wilber, L'il Jinx, Ginger, Pat the Brat, Cosmo the Merry, and Kathy Keene fill this collection with a smattering of Archie & his friends (including Josie & the first appearances of Sabrina the Teenage witch) I would have like the re titling of this book to the best of Archie archives.

This digest size book capture the spirit of Archie through the ages. This includes issues one of Archie meets Kiss & Archie 600 (the first issue of Archie Marries Veronica). Reprinting these first chapters would make the reader wet their appetites to buy the whole graphic novels of either book.

In 400 pages, I would have wanted more that was offered, so now I wait for volume three

Bennet Pomerantz
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This collection is great! The images are sharp even on my iphone. This 400-page "volume" of Archie Comics while a bit high priced carries a load of laughs! Lots of fun reliving "...Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear," with Archie and the Gang. Once you get past the hefty price tag, the convenience of instant download is nice. Everyone is sure to enjoy these stories from across the history of Archie.
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