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  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Riverdale spoof: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Roughing It!" from B&V Friends #262: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:12:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


Author Topic: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge  (Read 891 times)

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DeCarlo Rules

Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« on: September 30, 2017, 04:21:46 AM »
Just for fun, let's see if anyone knows the answer to this.


Question 1)  Other than ARCHIE, what is the name of the longest-running (according to total number of issues) ongoing title which Archie Comic Publications has had in its entire history?

Question 2)  How many years did that title run (+/- 6 months)?

Question 3)  How many issues of that title were published before it was cancelled?



Important Note:  Any title that was cancelled, but then restarted again immediately with a new #1 issue is ineligible for inclusion by adding up the number or issues in more than one volume of the title. This leaves out such obvious contenders as JUGHEAD and BETTY AND VERONICA. Good luck! If no one gets it, I'll reveal the answer next week.

Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 06:32:56 AM »
I'll offer

1 - Pep
2 - 47 years
3 - 411

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 03:48:41 PM »
I'll offer

1 - Pep
2 - 47 years
3 - 411

PEP would be the correct answer only if we were going by the number of years it was published, because PEP was published for the longest time (apart from ARCHIE) without being reset to a new volume #1. What I'm looking for is the series that was published continuously and produced the most issues without duplicate issue numbers.

One more clue: The series that produced the most issues in its run before being cancelled began after PEP, but continued to be published after PEP was cancelled, and wound up with more issues published than 411, even though it was only in continuous publication for less than 47 years. LAUGH is another series that was cancelled with its 400th issue, and then renumbered to a new volume #1, which ran for an additional 29 issues, so if I were allowing that, LAUGH would have beat PEP (as would JUGHEAD and BETTY AND VERONICA). But the answer here is a series which ran continously for more issues than PEP without being reset to a new volume #1.

« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 04:05:57 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

rusty

Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 04:34:13 PM »
If you're thinking of Archie Giant Series which ran from 1954-1992  (38 years), it actually produced fewer issues than Pep.  It ended with issue #632, but there were two gaps.


It skipped from #35 (Oct 65) to #136 (Dec 65)


and it skipped from #251 (Oct 76) to #452 (Dec 76)


I'm not sure why they skipped these numbers, but it means that there were only 332 issues in the series as opposed to 632.


I find it interesting, though, that Archie Giant Series actually continued a variety of canceled titles, including Pep (5 issues) and other titles such as Josie, Little Archie, Archie's Pals n Gals and Archie and Me.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 07:36:08 PM »
If you're thinking of Archie Giant Series which ran from 1954-1992  (38 years), it actually produced fewer issues than Pep.  It ended with issue #632, but there were two gaps.


It skipped from #35 (Oct 65) to #136 (Dec 65)


and it skipped from #251 (Oct 76) to #452 (Dec 76)


I'm not sure why they skipped these numbers, but it means that there were only 332 issues in the series as opposed to 632.


I find it interesting, though, that Archie Giant Series actually continued a variety of canceled titles, including Pep (5 issues) and other titles such as Josie, Little Archie, Archie's Pals n Gals and Archie and Me.

You're right. I knew about the gap of 200 missing issues between 251 and 452, but I didn't know that was the second time they skipped ahead!

Which really makes me wonder what the deal was with that. I can see it happening once, because someone just goofed, and then once the issue was published, rather than try to correct it, they just went on with the mis-numbering as if nothing had happened. If it happened twice, then it seems like it was done deliberately somehow -- but for what possible purpose or to what advantage? It isn't like some of those cases where a comic book series continued on from the numbering of a previously-published cancelled series, for the purpose of saving the company from having to file with the PO for special mailing rates for subscriptions.

And I just bought 3 of those Archie Giant Series issues of PEP. Josie hung around for nearly the complete run of AGS, but Sabrina only got 2 issues shortly after her own title was cancelled (almost like they were using up inventory stories), and other series like the Madhouse Glads, That Wilkin Boy, and Reggie & Me got no issues at all in the AGS run. In the mid-to-late 1980s AGS was used to to test the waters for later series like Betty's Diary, Archie's Explorers of the Unknown, and Jughead's Time Police.

What strikes me as particularly weird about making PEP part of the AGS series is that there was nothing that appeared in PEP when it was still being published that was unique to that particular title. Those stories could have appeared in any of the Archie-related titles. Then again, AGS had some rotating issues like Betty & Veronica Spectacular, World of Archie and World of Jughead which didn't have any particular theme to them, unlike the seasonal ones. Sometimes I suspect the whole point of AGS was to make it look like the company published a dozen more titles than they really did, because apart from things like Josie, Christmas Stocking, or Summer Fun, most of the contents were indistinguishable from what you'd find in any random issue of Archie, B&V, or Jughead.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 08:04:14 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 07:58:11 PM »
If you're thinking of Archie Giant Series which ran from 1954-1992  (38 years), it actually produced fewer issues than Pep.  It ended with issue #632, but there were two gaps.


It skipped from #35 (Oct 65) to #136 (Dec 65)


and it skipped from #251 (Oct 76) to #452 (Dec 76)


I'm not sure why they skipped these numbers, but it means that there were only 332 issues in the series as opposed to 632.


I find it interesting, though, that Archie Giant Series actually continued a variety of canceled titles, including Pep (5 issues) and other titles such as Josie, Little Archie, Archie's Pals n Gals and Archie and Me.

You're right. I knew about the gap of 200 missing issues between 251 and 452, but I didn't know that was the second time they skipped ahead!

Which really makes me wonder what the deal was with that. I can see it happening once, because someone just goofed, and then once the issue was published, rather than try to correct it, they just went on with the mis-numbering as if nothing had happened. If it happened twice, then it seems like it was done deliberately somehow -- but for what possible purpose or to what advantage? It isn't like some of those cases where a comic book series continued on from the numbering of a previously-published cancelled series, for the purpose of saving the company from having to file with the PO for special mailing rates for subscriptions.

And I just bought 3 of those Archie Giant Series issues of PEP. Josie hung around for nearly the complete run of AGS, but Sabrina only got 2 issues shortly after her own title was cancelled (almost like they were using up inventory stories), and other series like the Madhouse Glads, That Wilkin Boy, and Reggie & Me got no issues at all in the AGS run. In the mid-to-late 1980s AGS was used to to test the waters for later series like Betty's Diary, Archie's Explorers of the Unknown, and Jughead's Time Police.

What strikes me as particularly weird about making PEP part of the AGS series is that there was nothing that appeared in PEP when it was still being published that was unique to that particular title. Those stories could have appeared in any of the Archie-related titles. Then again, AGS had some rotating issues like Betty & Veronica Spectacular, World of Archie and World of Jughead which didn't have any particular theme to them, unlike the seasonal ones. Sometimes I suspect the whole point of AGS was to make it look like the company published a dozen more titles than they really did, because apart from things like Josie, Christmas Stocking, or Summer Fun, most of the contents were indistinguishable from what you'd find in any random issue of Archie, B&V, or Jughead.


I'm still trying to figure out whether PEP or Pals n Gals had any unique Josie or Sabrina stories.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Archie Comics history Trivia Challenge
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 07:26:04 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out whether PEP or Pals n Gals had any unique Josie or Sabrina stories.

Josie stories began appearing in both PEP and LAUGH Comics the same month that JOSIE #1 came out (from March 1963 through May 1965). After that, Josie shorts began appearing in ARCHIE'S TV LAUGH-OUT, then back to PEP for a 3 issues in 1974, 3 issues in 1975, 1 in 1982 and 1 in 1986. After that, back to LAUGH Comics for #400 (the final issue) and then in LAUGH (Vol. 2) #1-29, then to ARCHIE & FRIENDS.

Sabrina shorts began in ARCHIE'S MADHOUSE, moved to ARCHIE'S TV LAUGH-OUT with its first issue, then when it ended to LAUGH (Vol. 2) #1-29, and when that ended to ARCHIE & FRIENDS #2-15. Sabrina's appearances in PEP were very irregular -- she appeared in issues #345 (1/2-page gag), 382, 389, 398 (1-page gag), 407, & 411 (the final issue). Prior to Vol. 2 of LAUGH, she had appeared in issues #380 (1/2-page gag), 394 & 399 of LAUGH Comics, before it ended.

That covers all of their runs as regularly reoccurring features in the anthology titles. Josie appeared in ARCHIE'S PALS 'n GALS #23 (Winter 1962-63) in the 6-page "Tongue Twister" and in ARCHIE'S PALS 'n' GALS #194 (in the 1-page "Say Cheese!"). Sabrina's appearances in ARCHIE'S PALS 'n' GALS were limited to 1/2-page gags in #189, 193, 202, 213, 217, & 224 (and a 1-pager in #214). Both Josie and Sabrina could show up in any of the anthology titles, but it was as a very occasional feature, or more likely as a 1/2 to 2-page gag filler. To be honest, either of them were more likely to show up in a 1-page Hostess advertisement, or a house ad. I'm working up an index of Josie and Sabrina stories in the anthology titles. TV LAUGH-OUT is the only anthology title to have both Josie and Sabrina stories for the majority of its 106-issue run, although it varies issue by issue as to whether the stories are 5-6 pagers or 1/2-page to 1-page gags (issues #1-17 were the only ones to have any Sabrina stories longer than 6 pages).
« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 10:14:21 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

 


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