Archie Meets Ramones #1 Capsule Review

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Title:  Archie Meets Ramones #1

Publisher:  Archie Comics

Writer:  Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg

Artist:  Gisele Lagace

Colorist:  Ma. Victoria Robado;  Digkore Studios

Letterer:  Gisele Lagace

Cover Artist:  Gisele Lagace;  Veronica Fish

Review:  ★★★

Over the last year the Riverdale gang has had their fair share of crossovers as the met the Predator and Sharknado.  Taking some downtime from the violent pairings, this time the gang gets some tips on how to help their music from the Ramones.  All it takes is a splash of Sabrina and some time travel for the meeting to occur and some lessons to be learned.  It’s a very light story, but still amusing to watch the Ramones more or less blow off Archie and his friends again and again.  The biggest problem the story runs into is in trying to actually utilize each member of the Ramones.  They are not in the issue enough for their personalities to really come out, making the group come off as interchangeable.  Archie fans come out ahead with an innocent time traveling adventure for the gang while Ramones fans may leave disappointed that the group never finds any depth.

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