Preview: All Is Merry And Bright In ‘Archie’s Holiday Magic Special #1’
by Brendan M. Allen
Archie Comics has provided an early preview of Archie’s Holiday Magic Special #1 (One Shot), timed to its inclusion on comic book retailers’ final order list. Archie’s Holiday Magic Special #1 (One Shot) is an anthology following Archie through three heartwarming tales (past, present, and future) with a modern visual style.
‘It’s Christmas Eve in Riverdale, and it’s almost time for the annual Snow Ball, but Archie still can’t choose who should be his date: Betty or Veronica? Has he always been this indecisive? Will he always be? Will his flaws leave him all alone?
Everything changes when a spirit guide appears to help him navigate these questions, and explore his past, present, and future in three distinct tales. This heartfelt and humorous holiday tale harkens back to classic holiday stories like It’s a Wonderful Life, mixed with the over-the-top sentimentality of a Hallmark Christmas film.’