Premise: Archie and the gang live as an ancient alien race on Mars.
Cover Commentary: Two covers were released for this issue. I chose the Gisèle Lagacé version, since I’m such a huge fan of her webcomics. (The variant by Andrew Pepoy is awesome as well, though. It features Cosmo the Merry Martian!) Gisèle’s cover is a lot of fun, and I love how vibrant the coloring is; it looks even better in person than it does online. I wish Reggie had been included—he seems to be excluded a lot in group shots anymore—but his absence certainly doesn’t hurt this cover by any means.
Overall Thoughts: As I’ve already mentioned, I’m a huge fan of Gisèle Lagacé, so that alone made me want to read this issue. (You can see a preview of Archie #646 over on her site for Eerie Cuties here.) The sci-fi setting only made it more fun! Even as Martians, Archie and the gang still manage to be their classic, hilarious selves, so this issue is well worth checking out.