I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
I just didn't really feel this was all that climatic, mostly because the Archie in this feels more old school than New Riverdale, and I don't really care for old-school. New Riverdale feels more full, and I care about the characters because they are more complex. I immediately associated this with old school Archie - appropriate since this started out as a variant cover for an old-school Archie magazine - and I cared less for the characters.
Probably won't continue with this.