Comics – Party Crasher

Writer: Holly G! (Holly Golightly)*
Pencils: Holly G!*
Inking: Jim Amash*
Lettering: Bill Yoshida*
Coloring: Stephanie Vozzo*
Original Publication: Cheryl Blossom, No. 36
Cover Date: January, 2001
Length: 6 pages

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

As of this writing, this issue is not available digitally, although the story itself probably is, due to reprints in more recent digests. For this review, I’m looking at my original copy of this issue that I bought in 2000.

Cheryl (who has blue eyes in this story) is being trusted on her own for the weekend. Clifford, fearing for their priceless possessions, reminds Cheryl that there are to be no parties. Cheryl’s “miniskirt” outfit and hair are by April Engelberg of Toronto, Ontario. Cheryl wishes them a fun getaway.

As soon as the doors are closed, Cheryl calls Archie and has him round up the gang for a party at her house. She then tells the staff that she wants endless party munchies, soda, and loud music. She vows this will be the coolest party ever, and, if anyone breathes a word of it to her parents, she’ll make their job here “total misery”.

Cheryl gets dressed up. When the gang arrives, she invites them in.

The gang primarily consists of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie – plus various nameless (and mostly faceless) extras. Jughead is impressed with the food. Ronnie calls Cheryl out on a lack of music. Cheryl introduces her “good friend”, a knockoff of Moby. The gang parties.

Much later, Cheryl sees her guests off and thanks them for coming. Archie says it was a great party. Betty thanks Cheryl for an excellent time and adds it was “totally rad”. Cheryl has the exhausted staff clean late into the night to hide evidence of the party.

The next morning, Cheryl and Sugar wake up. Cheryl says that was the best party ever. She puts on a robe and goes to inspect the staff’s cleaning job. She’s impressed but then bumps a pedestal, knocking her mom’s “priceless Ming vase” to the floor, where it smashes to pieces. She says her parents will be home in an hour. I thought they were leaving for the entire weekend.

Then they suddenly arrive home early. Clifford notices the vase and asks what happened. Cheryl tearfully confesses everything, grounds herself, vows to never have another party ever again, and runs off, crying. Penelope says Cheryl seems truly sorry about what she did and asks if they should tell her that the vase was a fake. Clifford gets the real vase out of a wall safe hidden behind a picture frame and says maybe in ten years or so, when Cheryl’s all partied out. They laugh.

This story was fun, but I didn’t like the ending. Cheryl had gotten away with having a party. Why didn’t she just tell her parents that she accidentally knocked over the vase?


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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