An American who lives in a tiny town called Riverdale. And although there was no internet when I first met him, it seems like I knew him so well that almost every aspect of his life has been ingrained into my memory.
Oh! And did I mention that, technically, he isn't even real?
|The Best of Archie Comics|
Ahhh...yes. It's none other than Archie Andrews. Although I could never understand what Betty and Veronica actually sees in you, you are, seriously, one totally hilarious dude!
Archie comics, alongside old-time classic Harvey comics, were my favorite reading companions. Looking back, I realized even before that my love of books stemmed from devouring tons of these digests (special thanks to my tita who has quite a collection.)
Although my tastes in reading titles and genre has changed, I find that my appetite for Archie comics remains the same. Archie's hold never did leave me and through the years my cravings even exceeded that of simply purchasing monthly digests. It now includes collectible novels like the Archie Americana series and other similar items. Hence, explains one of my new book buys for the past month -- The Best of Archie Comics.
Over 400 pages worth of Archie comics stories spanning their memorable 70+ years in publication. This book contains stories chockful of facts about our favorite Archie characters (FYI: Did you know Moose Mason's real name is actually Marmaduke? Hmmm... Interesting...)
There are short introductions before every story, given by Archie Comics employees, saying why they chose that particular piece to be included in the collection (although personally, I'd wish they'd add more in-depth background information on the stories instead of just telling the readers what and how they felt about each piece.)
All in all, this is one Archie book you'll definitely want to keep.
Available in all major bookstores nationwide (in the Philippines) for Php300+.