Comics – You’re All Wet!

Cheryl-Blossom-17
Writer: Dan Parent*
Pencils: Dan Parent*
Inking: Jon D’Agostino*
Coloring: Barry Grossman*
Lettering: Bill Yoshida*
Original Publication: Cheryl Blossom, No. 17
Cover Date: November, 1998
Length: 5 pages

*Only the lead story in the issue is credited. I assume the credits apply to all of the stories.

Although I have the original issue, I’m reviewing this story from the digital edition.

Cheryl is on Archie’s property for whatever reason and sees “the happy threesome” of Veronica, Archie, and Betty on the sidewalk. She decides to “bust up their little party”. She spots a “stray hose” in Archie’s yard and decides to spray them while hiding behind a bush. The idiots run off in the direction that they think the water came from. Cheryl has a good laugh. Jason shows up for whatever fucking reason. Does he follow her everywhere on purpose?

Jason finds this juvenile, but Cheryl says it’s fun to relive your childhood. She then stuffs the hose down the back of his pants and gets him wet. She says she likes to try new things and then ponders her next victim. She passes on an old lady with a cane, because even she can’t do that.

She gets Jughead (who’s selling ice cream), who somehow doesn’t spot her. She decides to give him another spray, but Mr. Weatherbee has shown up and gotten out of his car. Cheryl realizes her error too late.

Cheryl runs away just as Fred yells at her out a window.

Jason meets up with Ronnie, Archie, and Betty and informs them of what happened. Jason says Cheryl is currently going down Jacobs Street. Betty correctly guesses that’s where all of the construction is going on. Jason talked to a few kids, who open a fire hydrant just as Cheryl walks by and drench her. Jason loves it, never mind that the force of the blast could have easily killed his sister.

This story was pretty dumb. And what’s with the bit about the construction? That never came into play.

Extras

After the story, there is a 2-page “Dear Cheryl” letters column by Sara Algase.

Author: markmooreauthor

I love watching anime and superhero movies, and I love playing video games. I also write fan fiction and original fiction.

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