EL本棚紹介(55) Jughead with Archie, by Stan Goldberg

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The characters Jughead, Archie, Betty, and Veronica used to be as popular in the US as Sazaesan or Doraemon in Japan. I even remember seeing Archie Comics being sold in the grocery store when I was a child! Jughead is a class clown, Archie is the popular guy who is good at sports, Betty is honest and sweet, and Veronica is rich and daring. Although they might not be that popular anymore, Jughead with Archie is an example of a classic American comic book…and with no superheros!

This book is full of very short stories about Archie, Jughead, and their high school friends. Each story is usually only 1-2 pages. They are all silly and most of the jokes are easy to understand. This is a good, light, read for just about anyone.

My two cents: Because this is a real comic book, there are some advertisements inside that you might find interesting, too.