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Jun 18 2021 6:06pm
Tuxedo Mark: Well, it's not like they have much else going on. Maybe the occasional OGN, but that's it.

Jun 18 2021 6:04pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Waterparked!", the new story in World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #110: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/06/18/comics-waterparked/

Jun 18 2021 4:25pm
DeCarlo Rules: BUT it is interesting that the company focus has shifted back to classic-style Archie stories again... :D

Jun 18 2021 4:24pm
DeCarlo Rules: Why do I get the feeling that the new 5-page stories is the floppy comics will just undergo the reverse of the usual process and appear as the lead story in a digest title a month later, instead of the opposite way, which was the case when they started?

Jun 16 2021 12:53pm
Hanna Barbera Montana: Raj is coming back in a new WORLD OF ARCHIE digest story this September: https://archiecomics.com/september-2021-solicitations/

Jun 16 2021 2:18am
Tuxedo Mark: That's good to know. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jun 16 2021 1:20am
Hanna Barbera Montana: New 5 page stories will be included in upcoming reprint comics starting in September: https://archiecomics.com/archie-comics-adds-new-stories-to-classic-comic-book-releases-beginning-in-september/

Jun 11 2021 6:27pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Gigonometry!" from the Everything's Archie one-shot: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/06/11/comics-gigonometry/

Jun 03 2021 9:11am
DeCarlo Rules: I just discovered that Archie DIgital no longer exists. But before it died (April 28, 2021) they somehow managed to release The Complete Sabrina the Teenage Witch Vol. 2: 1972-1973 as a digital exclusive  -- in black and white again.

May 27 2021 8:19am
DeCarlo Rules: Meh. If you told me there was a new Trula Twyst story written by Craig Boldman, then I'd get excited about it.

Archie Wedding/Married Life compilations

Started by pennylane, March 12, 2021, 02:42:32 AM

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pennylane

I am looking for the complete storylines for Archie's wedding and married life. I've looked around and read descriptions, but I'm still a bit confused about this.

"The Archie Wedding: Archie in Will You Marry Me?" Is this a compilation of the full wedding storyline?

The "Archie Marries..." collection (ISBN 9780810996205). Is this separate from the wedding storyline, or is it another version of the book from above? Is it a compilation of the Married Life stories? If not, is there a compilation of the Married Life storylines, or would I have to buy seven separate books to get it all?

Is the Married Life 10th Anniversary new storylines or just new art? I'm assuming it's all new. Is there a compilation of these stories in one volume?

Thank you for any clarification.

beatman10

I don't know if this helps, but the "Will You Marry Me" is supposed to be about Archie being given two separate visions of what his life will be like in the future married to either Betty or Veronica. At the end, he is once again a teenager. And that's all in that one book.                 "Life With Archie: The Married Life", which had more realistic storylines, time wise, took place after the weddings and before the babies come. These stories are a variation and not a direct continuation of the "Will You Marry Me" stories. There could be a box set of all seven books available now. I bought them separately.
"The Married Life 10th Anniversary" is a direct continuation of the "Will You Marry Me" storyline with a couple elements of the "Life With Archie" in there as well. They are all new storylines and I didn't see anywhere these have been put into one volume. All these "married" stories are fun to read and I hope we get more of them being made.

DeCarlo Rules

March 15, 2021, 02:50:33 PM #2 Last Edit: March 18, 2021, 10:00:58 AM by DeCarlo Rules
To answer Pennylane's question about the small-sized trade paperback vs. the deluxe slipcased hardcover...


These two books both collect the same original story that began in ARCHIE 600...
But ironically, the cheaper paperback is the more complete version!
Both collect ARCHIE 600-602 ("Archie Marries Veronica") and ARCHIE 603-605 ("Archie Marries Betty"), but...
There was an Epilogue to BOTH parallel timelines in ARCHIE 606, and that issue is ONLY reprinted in the small TP collection "Will You Marry Me?", not in the expensive hardcover!


And yes, as mentioned by Beatman10, the confusingly-titled Archie: The Married Life 10th Anniversary is a sequel to ARCHIE MARRIES... and was published 10 years after that storyline from ARCHIE 600-606. Why it is confusing is that it was NOT the 10th Anniversary of "THE MARRIED LIFE" -- which was an earlier sequel that ran in LIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE from 2010-2014 (and was later collected in six thick trade paperbacks).

The above book is a DIFFERENT sequel, which (again, as previously mentioned by Beatman10) picks up again after ARCHIE 600-605, ignoring the events of the earlier sequel "The Married Life". The above image is from the cover of the TP collection of that six-issue miniseries.

Hope that clears up everything.

beatman10

I read an interview with "Will You Marry Me" writer Michael Uslan that said ACP initially announced coming out with the "Archie Marries Veronica" story only. And that caused an uproar from many fans who felt Archie picked the wrong girl. Of course, that was done for publicity. I'm sure everyone on this forum has their opinions on which girl is better for Archie, which storyline is better or more believable; the other character pairings, etc.
Next item I'm getting is the Jughead Time Police collection.

pennylane

Thank you. These responses have been really helpful. I think I've been able to make sense of some complicated, confusing, and overlapping titles, and the books are on the way in the mail.

beatman10

I just found out that GraphicAudio has released an audio version of the 2009 The Archie Wedding series. This came out in mid May 2021. You may want to check it out.

DeCarlo Rules

It is a little weird that they are only doing audio versions of comics published in 2009 (Archie Marries) and 2015 (Archie reboot) in 2021. Vampironica (2018) is at least a little more recent.

beatman10

June 21, 2021, 08:52:10 PM #7 Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 09:02:24 PM by beatman10 Reason: posted too soon
I did purchase and listened to the GraphicsAudio Archie Wedding audio. I found it to be reminiscent of the old time radio shows before TV came out. It stayed true to the original story line but there were one or two jokes that were changed probably because they weren't "politically correct" in 2021. If this and the other Archie audios sell well, I'm sure they'll make more.

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