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Mad Graphic Novel Group

Monday 14th August, 7:00pm

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics. Comic strip as a medium has a variety of outputs – from the back pages of daily newspapers to the more extensive graphic novels and a long list of things in between. On the first Tuesday of every month, starting in Spring 2010, MadLab has hosted a group of people interested in meeting fellow appreciators of graphic novels – discussing what happens when “comics started to take themselves seriously”!

This Month:

What we’ll be discussing is the is Archie Vol.1 which was part of the 2015 re-launch of the series called “New Riverdale”. Archiecomics since 2011 have really tried to take things in a new direction. See Arun’s recent post for some good examples. Archie Vol.1 is written by Mark Waid (JLA, Impulse, Irredeemable, Civil War II). Drawn by Fiona Staples (Proof, Saga), Veronica Fish (Pirates of Mars, Silk, Adventure Time) and Annie Wu (Batman Beyond, Hawkeye, Black Canary). Essentially this title has some juggernauts behind it.

‘America’s Favourite Teenager, Archie Andrews, is reborn in the pages of this must-have graphic novel collecting the first six issues of the comic book series that everyone is talking about. Meet Riverdale High teen Archie, his oddball, food-loving best friend Jughead, girl-next-door Betty and well-to-do snob Veronica Lodge as they embark on a modern reimagining of the beloved Archie world. It’s all here: the love triangle, friendship, humour, charm and lots of fun – but with a decidedly modern twist.’ – Goodread

Here are the creator’s sites plus interviews:
http://markwaid.com/

http://fionastaples.tumblr.com/

http://www.veronicafish.portfoliobox.me/

http://www.anniewuart.com/

http://www.mtv.com/news/2203130/archie-1-interview-mark-waid-fiona-staples/

http://www.avclub.com/article/fiona-staples-reimagining-archie-and-building-capt-222214

http://comicsalliance.com/mark-waid-archie-interview/

The comics can be found at your local store, on Google Play Books and Amazon Kindle.

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