Adult coloring books are all the rage. Companies are capitalizing on the trend by offering $10 coloring books that you could just as easily get for $1 at Target. Sure, the art is a little more detailed, but still. Admittedly, I do like the idea, and I can see how it would have a therapeutic effect on someone — I get it. I’ve seen plenty of them around that I would like to own, but again, I can’t justify the cost. I could buy the $10 Batgirl one, or I could buy a generic DC coloring book aimed at younger audiences for a fraction of the cost.
Unfortunately for me, an official Archie’s Coloring Book was just released today, and I’m not exactly shy about my deep-seated obsession with Archie. According to the press release:
“Get creative with Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals! Now you have the chance to color all of your favorite Archie characters! You can give Archie’s jalopy a paint job or personally style Betty and Veronica’s outfits. Plus, each image has an intricate background pattern to add to your color experience. The possibilities are endless and the fun never stops!”
So yeah, I bought one. Granted, this is much nicer and a lot sturdier than most coloring books. There’s 128 pages featuring art from Dan Parent, Gisele Lagace, Harry Lucey, Dan DeCarlo, Rex W. Lindsay, and more. If you’re a die-hard Archie fan (or just like these coloring books), I highly recommended Archie’s Coloring Book. I’ll likely xerox pages from the book so I can have it for a long, long time. Don’t judge me.
(Archie’s Coloring Book is available on Amazon)