Archie Comics - C/D?

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I read a ton of these growing up, despite them all being exactly the same and often reprinting the same old comics with new covers on them. But I'm not sure if kids that actually grew up in the US read them - this is more of a Europe/Asia thing now, right? Or wrong? Anyways, I'm thinking they're probably a dud, since I don't remember them being that funny. But they must have held some fascination for the number of times I read them.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I had a slew of these from when I was nine or so that a neighbor gave us. The nutty thing was that about ten of them were those weird license-the-character deals from the seventies for fundamentalist Xians to create their own storylines about Archie and his buddies finding god all the time. Hippie Jesuses and the like.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link


The other day my sister said "ooh look what I got from the library?" and took out a fresh archie pals and gals double digest, and she grinned from ear to ear.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

I like them. They're nearly always fun to read, and there were some fine artists working on them over the years.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:36 (sixteen years ago) link

The real question--Who's hotter: Betty or Veronica?

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:45 (sixteen years ago) link


Betty is DULL.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:45 (sixteen years ago) link

The correct answer: Midge.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Um, classic.

I have two boxes FULL of Archie comics from the early sixties. I'd sell them on eBay, but that would be a pain in the ass since I know nothing about comics and their worth. Any suggestions?

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:49 (sixteen years ago) link

The Jesus ones confused me; all of a sudden everyone in the Archie gang loved each other with the love of the Lord, whereas just the day before in the secular ones I'd seen Reggie cut the brake lines on Archie's jalopy.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I had a slew of these from when I was nine or so that a neighbor gave us. The nutty thing was that about ten of them were those weird license-the-character deals from the seventies for fundamentalist Xians to create their own storylines about Archie and his buddies finding god all the time. Hippie Jesuses and the like.

!!! I've never seen these, and I had, like, 853 Double Digests as a kid.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:25 (sixteen years ago) link

The real question--Who's hotter: Betty or Veronica?
I'd choose Betty in a heartbeat -- with Veronica as competition, I bet Betty would make up for it in, uh, technique. Same reason I'd pick Mary Ann over Ginger.

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember a great t-shirt from a few years back. The front showed Betty & Veronica making out, the back showed Archie looking very confused and distraught.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:34 (sixteen years ago) link

There're a couple on here. They were part of the Christian comics bombardment of the 70s, and were generally sold in Christian bookstores.

Most tended to be normal Archie stories 'til about halfway through, when a buzzkilling lecture about God's love would suddenly appear, usually delivered by the virtuous Betty. The darkhaired characters were the wayward souls, of course.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I will always heart Archie comics. I read them all through my childhood. My favorite birthday when I was a kid was when my parents went to a used comic book store and got me 100 old Archie comics for my birthday. It seemed like such a treasure.

The Christian Archie comics were really freaky. I was afraid of them, they creeped me the fuck out. Even the way the characters were drawn were much more sinister than in the regular Archie comics.

Leon Federline (Ex Leon), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:40 (sixteen years ago) link

classic. i still buy the digests at the supermarket.

i'm not (extra)perverted for thinking this is a cheeky dirty line, right?

makabampow, Friday, 6 May 2005 17:43 (sixteen years ago) link


Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Good thing they have a lot of drive.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:54 (sixteen years ago) link

No, that's pretty filthy.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:04 (sixteen years ago) link

The Christian Archie comics were really freaky. I was afraid of them, they creeped me the fuck out.

The weirdest was the one where they were all captured/tempted by some rough-haired equivalent of the scientist/nerd dude -- Doyle or something, the guy with glasses -- and he turned out to have fallen from grace and all that. So he tempted Veronica with jewels and Reggie with mirrors for his ego and blah blah. But then Archie found faith through Betty and saved everyone and the evil tempter guy was last seen muttering about how he would have to face hell while Our Heroes walked off into the distance smiling back cheerily at the reader saying how wonderful life and God was while the sun came up.

Between these and Jack Chick comics from the same neighbor, my theology at nine was confused.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Though I was mostly annoyed at the time when reading the Jack Chick stuff because it made it seem like Armageddon was about to happen and I was sad and scared that Lucas wouldn't have a chance to make the third Star Wars film and I'd never know what happened. Also, I wanted to know if my hamster would join me in heaven.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Jughead's Soul Food [1979]

Oh man. Now if only that one had been scanned.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:13 (sixteen years ago) link

That pointy-hat look is so ghetto.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow, just read Archie's Date Book. Freaky, although nine-year-old, devoutly Catholic me would have been all up ons about it.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I like the compare/contrast between the couple that "respect[s] each other" and the couple that doesn't, on p. 31. The post-coital girl's breasts have deflated from guilt. Also, apparently sex requires formalwear.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:48 (sixteen years ago) link

i found a bunch of old archie double digests in my closet the other day and i've been casually reading them over the past week. they're pretty fast reads - i can get through two of the slimmer ones in like 15 minutes - and i was amazed that i sort of remembered nearly every story in all of them. what i really love about them is that - because they reprint everything from late 40s to early 90s - the characters look different in almost every story!

artists who stand out for me: the mid-60s one who makes all the characters look like they're floating a few inches off the ground half the time, the one who goes in for those weird extreme closeups and lots of "clenched-teeth" expressions (also i think the guy who did that "li'l jinx" thing that you'd see in the digests every now and then), and (my favorite) the one who apparently did nothing but stories about jughead outsmarting reggie.

veronica is cooler than betty (and inspiring veronica sawyer in heathers is a point in her favor), but i never understood the whole "who's hotter" deal, they look EXACTLY THE SAME!

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Friday, 6 May 2005 22:59 (sixteen years ago) link


I don't think the series translates well as a newspaper strip. Three or four panels just doesn't cut it. The books, though, are fab.


jim wentworth (wench), Saturday, 7 May 2005 03:12 (sixteen years ago) link

This thread inspired me -- I looked around and, yes, I DO still have one small size Jughead/Archie comic digest from that haul I mentioned up above, still with me all these years, and in my bookcase no less! :-) Published in late 1980, and with stories humorous, strange and poignant (there's a class warfare one where Betty and Jughead ditch the party Veronica is throwing for all her rich friends (and Archie), Betty runs off crying because of Archie's snobbish/suck-up ways, Jughead goes back to stick out his tongue and sneer at the idle rich and they are silenced by his cruel truths).

There is also, in fact, a whole strip dedicated to the fact that not only do Betty and Veronica look alike, but that Betty wearing a black wig given to her by Veronica enables her to attend a party where she is invited by the Grand Duke of Bogartia to an evening whirl through about ten nightclubs, as reported eagerly by a TV station apparently combining Entertainment Tonight with Headline News. This causes Veronica to be annoyed, though her father is greatly moved to laughter.

Elsewhere, Jughead eats a huge burger.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 7 May 2005 03:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Classic. Veronica Lodge is one of my favorite female archetypes.

Hey Glad Girls / Kate (papa november), Saturday, 7 May 2005 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I think people prefer Betty or Veronica more on personality than looks, since they are only distinguished by their hair.

Greatest Archie artist: Dan DeCarlo. Most famous one (to comic fans): Neal Adams.

I just remembered an odd moment. On the tube with one of my oldest and best friends, G, maybe 15 years ago. He's reading an Archie comic, a digest I think, and I'm reading it with him. At one point I say (in a jokey way) "Come on, turn the page!" He closes the comic and says "You can't have read that by now." I insist I have, but he won't have it, so I start describing each panel and reciting, not quite word for word but close to it, the dialogue and captions. He has claimed that this moment had a profound effect on his view of the world!

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 7 May 2005 08:29 (sixteen years ago) link

i read them everynight before bed. I love them

Mike Hanle y 3000 (hanle y 3000), Saturday, 7 May 2005 09:10 (sixteen years ago) link

As an English person I always really enjoyed these - they were never really known or for sale here (at least in the north) except sometimes you'd go into a strange, out of the way newsagent on a campsite or something and there'd be a pile of 'em. They always seemed very strange and pervy to me, like 70s porn flicks w/the actual fucking cut out, but whenever I say this to an American they look askance at me.

Dan DeCarlo is their best artist and he is also a major influence on Los Bros Hernandez.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 7 May 2005 12:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I can remember reading archie comics from the earliest age, but only when we went on holidays to the beach, so they always have happy assosciations for me now. In fact, if i wasn't flat broke, I'd go by myself a double digest for nostalgias sake.

Hey Glad Girls / Kate (papa november), Saturday, 7 May 2005 12:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Sorry, those were hyuge.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Saturday, 7 May 2005 14:26 (sixteen years ago) link

They always seemed very strange and pervy to me, like 70s porn flicks w/the actual fucking cut out, but whenever I say this to an American they look askance at me.

You should see the comic digests they sell on street corners in Mexico. They're the same size as those Archie mini-booklets and drawn in the same way except they're very adult, with busty blondes who can't keep their robes tied around them and the obligatory homosexual man available for comic relief.

Other than those differences, you still half-expect to see Mr. Weatherbee on the next page.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Saturday, 7 May 2005 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

isn't the whole point of Cherry Poptart that it is a smut-tastic version of Archie?

DV (dirtyvicar), Sunday, 8 May 2005 10:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I read Archie comics when I was about 9/10 yrs old around 67-68. There always seemed something strange about them, even then, sort of a disconnect between the "teenage" subject matter and the actual age of the readership. I don't why I remember this but in the mid 70s there was a hilarious letter-to-the-editor in Creem that purported to be from Archie filling in the readers on his band's Behind the Music saga: Jughead really couldn't play, Reggie was a drunk etc.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Sunday, 8 May 2005 13:42 (sixteen years ago) link

I still buy the double digests regularly, as cheap escapism, but I'm not 100% sure why. When I start to drill down into them, they really teach some pretty ugly lessons about life.

Also, whoever's writing them and editing them these days has atrocious language skills. I've counted numerous cases of the your/you're and the their/there/they're mistakes, and noticed in this last one that someone was complaining that their credit was so bad that Pop Tate wouldn't even "except my cash". Ow.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Sunday, 8 May 2005 14:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I might have to break down some of the bizarre ideas in the digest I mentioned above further. Some of it is just beyond alien.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 8 May 2005 14:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Break it down, Ned!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 19 May 2005 04:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, hold on here...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 04:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Okay then, over a few posts:

In the course of a day, Reggie and Archie discover to their surprise that Betty, Veronica and Midge are preparing a 160 pound burger in the front lawn of the Lodge mansion. Their job appears to consist of lowering the upper monster bun onto the patty. Nearby, butlers whose sole job it is is to dress in tux and tails while presenting individual jars of pickles sternly march in a line. A small dog observes them, appearing to contribute nothing beyond drooling, and even that is not actually shown, but implied. The quality of the burger patty itself is vaguely questionable.

Reggie concludes insanity on the part of his female friends. Betty mocks him for his thinking by means of a logical observation:

* It is noted that Riverdale is suffering from a problem of unemployment and depopulation. Apparently what occurs is that when work is not found, the automatic choice is to leave town. This in and of itself is not surprising, however, it is somewhat suspicious that Betty chooses this moment to illustrate the point in that at the same time she says so six separate moving trucks and vans are seen to be moving about on the roads, interstate bypasses and other means of mass transportation support which are apparently located directly in front of the Lodge mansion. This not only speaks to the amazing powers of foresight of Betty, to time her reaction to a question such that the perfect opportunity arises, but that Mr. Lodge apparently thought that this location was a prime place for a mansion. He perhaps does not mind gawkers pounding down the I-5.

* Since there is such an unemployment/depopulation problem -- presumably this combined will ruin the tax base and therefore the budget for the high school, which as a result would give the kids little to do besides sit around Pop's Diner, perhaps -- the solution is to call attention to Riverdale by means of the burger. The creation of the burger will therefore result in the world knowing Riverdale, and therefore wishing to work and invest in it specifically.

This conclusion is accepted without argument. We now move to the next part of our plot.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Veronica is now given a phone to use, held by a butler whose job it is to stand about with a phone on a silver plate. The phone is picked up in very dainty fashion by Veronica, presumably due to being ladylike, though this is inferred rather than specifically addressed. She contacts the best person in order to spread the word far and wide about the burger, namely a nameless editor in a nameless newspaper in what is presumably Riverdale. The idea that therefore this story might not go farther *than* Riverdale is not addressed here.

The nameless editor, who we can tell is an editor because he is bald, mustachioed and wears an eyeshade on his forehead, insists that the creation of a massive burger is unworthy of his reporters' efforts, due to the profusion of similar stories in other locations. It is not clear whether the images showing the world's largest pizza and so forth also occurred in Riverdale itself, which could perhaps explain his disinterest, as the local market could be saturated. The editor suggests that if someone consumed the entire burger then perhaps a story could be done. Veronica says this will not be a problem, without considering the nature of human biology before giving her answer. It is possible she flunked that class in high school. The editor, showing interest and conviction in this assertion on the part of Veronica by rising from his chair, asks her to hold off on the devouring of the hamburger until 'his' photographer is available. A reporter for the story is apparently unnecessary, which is not so strange but is perhaps reflective of the newspaper, in that the photographer is shown in the background with his legs up on a desk, staring like a shlub into space. There appears to be no other photographer than he, and indeed no other staff. The efficacy of using this particular journal in order to communicate news of economic interest to the mass media market is therefore further called into disrepute.

The story now returns to the question of the burger.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Betty insists now, like Reggie had earlier, that insanity is the order of the day. She seems to have taken the accusations of mental instability levelled against her earlier rather well, even though they seemed in fact to have some validity, and now shows herself to be on the side of the oppressors in society, seeking to squelch free thought in the name of logic, suddenly important to her. The parallels to Animal Farm are amazing, but nonexistent. Midge joins her, and Veronica's psychological state is mocked at the idea of a single human being consuming the burger in what is presumably meant to be a reasonably short amount of time.

At this point one Jughead Jones appears, as he is apparently wont to walk down the street leading to the Lodge mansion, which as previously established is a highway turnoff ramp or something similar. One concludes that Jughead either likes to play in traffic or that this is a most cavalier town in terms of public walkways; both suppositions may be equally valid and applicable. Jughead is whistling, a sign that he perhaps cares for nothing in this the mundane world, though nothing is set in stone as of yet. The three females creating the burger note his appearance and conclude that they have found the person they need, and the accusations by Betty and Midge towards Veronica's state of mind are now immediately forgotten, and harmony reigns once more, as they insist Jughead must eat the burger.

This puts Jughead into a state of surprise. (As of yet, he has not seen the burger even though it is right in front of him. Clearly, he too is insane.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I dated someone whose McMansionesque house was on a highway. But only one corner of it, sort of the backyard. It otherwise had very residential streets. This was in Queens.

Also, "visor".

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Thank you, these observations have been noted. We now move on:

Having been observed and pointed at, Jughead, who combines hunger with paranoia for reasons that a moment's thought will surely make obvious, flees the area (it is unclear if he returns to the freeway), insisting that he is not wont to dance, a point he has insisted on before. This is perhaps designed for amusement. Betty and Veronica tackle him and insist he is desired for the power of his mouth in consumption, a thrilling prospect to be sure, though in this case it is for the eating of a sole burger. The expression on his face as he is tackled is vacant and a thought bubble contains a question mark, showing that his hunger and paranoia are now combined with mental slowness. His sad addiction to the demon weed is confirmed, but further unremarked upon, though the remainder of the comic makes clear that he had a bad case of the munchies.

Jughead, confronted with the burger, wonders if there is any condition attached to the eating of it, and seems incredibly unfazed by the prospect of devouring the entire 160-pound content of it. Indeed, he welcomes it, and wonders if he is being made fun of given the opportunity to devour it in full. (As you can see, his paranoia continues.) Archie, who hitherto has been mute, suddenly speaks for the first time to insist that if Jughead pursues his course of action, the resultant effect would be to render him deceased, with the unspoken implication that his worldly pleasures would therefore cease as well. Jughead challenges this observation by an embrace of hedonism, insisting that death resulting from the eating of a 160-pound burger would be a welcome and amazing way to shed this mortal coil. There are no further attempts to stop Jughead's eating, indicating that his friends have accepted the prospect of suicide and are willing to witness the grand event.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:26 (sixteen years ago) link

In a sign that the universe of Riverdale is not perhaps bound by rules of expected behavior, the feat of Jughead's eating has now drawn a crowd. There are two photographers portrayed, while Betty further observes that TV cameramen are approaching as well. Jughead, unmoved by this extra attention, continues to eat. Later a TV reporter is seen, wearing a lime green suit and hat and a black bow tie with a white shirt. The hat has a somewhat loud stripe on it. The reporter is insistent that 'history is being made' because Jughead has been seen to be eating for three hours straight. The implication is that he has been giving play by play on the burger eating for at least a couple of hours by now.

This might be seen to be a curious state of events, in that the eating of a burger -- bite by bite -- might not normally be considered gripping television. We are now shamed for assuming this, thanks to a portrayal of a man and a woman in their home, where the man is watching TV. It is not clear where this couple is in relation to Riverdale but what is clear is that the TV station the man is watching is showing minute-by-minute coverage of the burger eating. The woman, confused, wonders aloud if there isn't a baseball game on the man wished to watch. The man, gripping the armrest in excitement and apparently also drinking a beer, acknowledges this but insists that burger eating is a more fascinating spectacle to observe on TV, even after 5 hours and 22 minutes have elapsed. We do not see this couple again, and it is not clear whether their discussion petered out, led to an argument, resulted in copulation or became some combination of various moods.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:32 (sixteen years ago) link

As the comic comes to a conclusion, massive crowds (who by now presumably have spilled over into the Lodge mansion itself and are possibly uprooting the furniture and upsetting Mrs. Lodge) have apparently been watching Jughead eat a massive burger for 17 hours straight. They have not moved since that time, but are content to cheer him on. Stinky, unshaved and sweat-covered, they must have presented a truly odious sight to the starving pothead. But Jughead himself is also curious now, in that while his stomach shows a distinct bulge, it is nowhere near what might be thought to be the size of a stomach after eating 160 pounds worth of food over this length of time. Indeed, unless his digestive system has been processing the food in ways that would make all constipation sufferers green with envy, something seems awry.

Jughead is in agonies due to his exertions, and insists he cannot have the final bite. But his fellows cheer him on, and we see the horrible grinning visage of the terribly-attired TV reporter say in triumph that the burger has finally been devoured. He then goes on to tell his audience that two world records had been set in Riverdale, for burger size and continual burger eating, though at no point does he take the opportunity to point out that this makes Riverdale an attractive place for multinationals and venture capitalists. It is presumed that for this reason Riverdale turns into a slum the following day, but this is not clear.

Jughead, overhearing the reporter, insists that a third record was set, for the world's biggest stomachache, as he sits slumped against the burger podium. The reporter looks stunned while his friends engage in merry laughter at his expense. With this the comic ends. It is not clear whether Jughead then smoked some more pot to relax.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:39 (sixteen years ago) link

How many cows were slaughtered so that Riverdale might thrive? How many?

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 19 May 2005 05:41 (sixteen years ago) link

The only thing Jughead is gay for is the cheeseburger.

kissogram powers (Abbott), Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

i think veronica and betty are going to fight!

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:05 (eleven years ago) link

I would buy all these Crudderz-written Archies.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:37 (eleven years ago) link

"I've been sublimating all my love for meaty asses by eating cheeseburgers."

kissogram powers (Abbott), Friday, 23 April 2010 15:38 (eleven years ago) link

Substituting food for love, so sad.

ô_o (Nicole), Friday, 23 April 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

So I'm not on 77 and I'm sure this has been covered to death over there (and elsewhere?) but isn't Kevin Keller the name of a dude on ILX?

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 25 April 2010 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

What Simpsons edisode has the Archie gang throwing Homer out of the Jalopy and saying "Stay out of Riverdale!"? Anyway, I just remember in the commentary them saying that they didn't license that at all.

Jack Human (kenan), Sunday, 25 April 2010 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

"duh stay out of riverdale" never fails to crack me up. apparently it was the episode where Sideshow Bob runs for mayor.

surmudgeon (some dude), Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:21 (eleven years ago) link

Jughead never seemed gay to me (also I know that pic above is a shop). Who needs chicks when you can has cheezburgers?

CaptainLorax, Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:27 (eleven years ago) link

xp Oh right! Because at the same time, Bart is being thrown out onto the lawn by Haldeman and Ehrlichman.

Jack Human (kenan), Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

"Lousy Riverdale punks. Think they're too good for me!"

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

Has anyone ever proposed IN a jewelry store?

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eyes without afaik (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 25 April 2010 19:42 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

RIP John D'Agostino

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 22:39 (ten years ago) link

As Slate notes, things are getting strange. Besides which:

A late December release will depict President Obama and Sarah Palin sharing a milkshake at Pop Tate's soda shop.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 15:54 (ten years ago) link

it actually is rather amazing that "Archie" has yet to receive the live action, blockbuster film treatment yet. only a matter of time i'm sure.

Kim, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:28 (ten years ago) link

not a "blockbuster" but certainly "live action":

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:34 (ten years ago) link

(from 1990)

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:35 (ten years ago) link

Never knew of the existence of this. Mind = blown.

The animal magnetism of Tim Pawlenty (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:38 (ten years ago) link

^^ I watched that on TV when it aired.

Tub Girl Time Machine (Phil D.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (ten years ago) link

I boycotted the tv movie, I was so appalled. Now I'm imagining that "So appalled" is actually about the Archie movie, I wouldn't put it past Kanye.

THX THO... (Nicole), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:03 (ten years ago) link

I taped that & watched often!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:32 (ten years ago) link

it actually is rather amazing that "Archie" has yet to receive the live action, blockbuster film Broadway musical treatment yet. only a matter of time i'm sure.

either Archie or Happy Days

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:46 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

Ok I just bought the KEVIN KELLER miniseries #1 (actually Veronica #207).
I haven't read it yet but –––––– I am worried Kevin will run into the Christian Archie series Archie. Like Kevin is trying out for the football team and Jughead tries to introduce him to the Gospel of John like he was ALWAYS doing in Christian Archie. And where it goes from there is too sad to say!
What I am saying is Archie has one world that is full of fundamentalist xtian teens and another where Kevin is getting married, which gets rid of Riverdale's "Anytown U.S.A." vibe, doesn't it?
This is fucking with me in the best way!

Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 19:38 (nine years ago) link

OMG Jughead is wearing a yellow muscle shirt with a hamburger on it.

Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 19:47 (nine years ago) link

i wish i knew where my dad's old archie comics were :(

elmo argonaut, Friday, 16 September 2011 19:49 (nine years ago) link

The first half has Kevin's gal pal from Bricktown explaining her one-time crush on a prepubescent Kevin. This sequence is weird because it has concerns about prom, etc, when the timeline suggests this flashback takes place in elementary school. Maybe sixth grade at the latest?

The second half is also a flashback in which Kevin recalls coming out to his parents. His dad, the colonel, is proud of his son and encourages Kevin to follow in his footsteps by entering the military. Either he came out on July 4 or Bricktown just likes to party, because fireworks are going off in the background, with a big American flag at the fore.

Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 19:52 (nine years ago) link

abbbbs have you seen "archie out of context" yet??

elmo argonaut, Friday, 16 September 2011 19:55 (nine years ago) link


Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 19:56 (nine years ago) link


Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 September 2011 20:00 (nine years ago) link

i made this "brokeback mountain in an archie comics nutshell" joke when i posted this on facebook but i really really think it applies:

elmo argonaut, Friday, 16 September 2011 20:06 (nine years ago) link

Why is Jughead so built??

Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 20:10 (nine years ago) link

"Oh, Jughead..."


nickn, Friday, 16 September 2011 20:12 (nine years ago) link

Someone at Archie is working really hard on the modernity angle

Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 20:13 (nine years ago) link

^loving V-ron's face on that btw

Nick Chopper (Abbott), Friday, 16 September 2011 20:13 (nine years ago) link

my daughter got an issue of Archie awhile ago. plot featured ringtones, youtube clips, and texting

I saw Mike Love walk by a computer once (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 16 September 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

#Dennis Perrin
Archie has a gay wedding, and it's not Betty and Veronica? Sugar Sugar my ass!

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 September 2011 00:31 (nine years ago) link

four weeks pass...


DaTruf (Nicole), Friday, 21 October 2011 15:52 (nine years ago) link

this one from archie out of context cracks me up every time

∞th-wave ska (diamonddave85), Friday, 21 October 2011 16:14 (nine years ago) link

baby girl me

max, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:17 (nine years ago) link

My cousin Paul is the lead writer on the "Life with Archie" comic, so he's written quite a bit of the Kevin Kellar stuff. After all his years in the industry, it's funny that he's getting his greatest success with friggin' Archie.

Food! Trends! Men! Hate! (Phil D.), Friday, 21 October 2011 16:27 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...
one month passes...


Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:34 (nine years ago) link

Also given the Occupy parody links from Nicole a few posts up, get this (from the NYT story):

Meanwhile, Mr. Goldwater, a married father of two, is running Archie solo. An “Occupy Riverdale” comic and an animated “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series are imminent.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:40 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

the bongos are in pain

things are going to get better or worse (WilliamC), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 01:36 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

re: the co-CEO of Archie Comics: “[T]he word ‘penis’ became somewhat of a campaign slogan and her preferred method of referring to employees in lieu of their names,” their new filing says."

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 13 December 2013 00:43 (seven years ago) link

Silberkleit, they say, invited Hell’s Angels to Archie’s Mamaroneck offices in an apparent effort to “intimidate” them, and has repeatedly inquired about the whereabouts of the handgun and 750 rounds of ammo her husband kept at the office.

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 13 December 2013 00:45 (seven years ago) link

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