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  • DeCarlo Rules: I know WHY they're doing those floppy comics the way they are. It's largely wasted effort though, because the Archie characters just don't have a history for most of those backbone consumers that make up the comic shop audience. They're largely raised on superhero comics and nothing but. What I'm suggesting is that they're concentrating their efforts in the wrong place, because they're never going to convert a significant enough share of the direct market into ACP readers.
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  • Vegan Jughead: Yes, DCR, I've read a lot of your thoughts about Archie's challenges with the comic shops and I agree with you.  My friend having just owned and sold a comic shop, the entire comic shop format is in danger.  His business was tough.  I think that's why, as much as you're not a fan, you see things like RIVERDALE.  These companies have to use their characters every way they get a chance.  Selling books isn't enough to sustain them anymore.
    July 17, 2017, 09:09:41 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: If there's anything comic book retailers and collectors don't like, it's (A) non-standard size comics that don't fit their normal racking/bins, bagging, boarding, boxing and filing system; and (B) reprints, unless they're of consecutive issues of the same title and/or consecutive chapters of a continued story. Also non-standard genres, like anything cartoony or comical. I think that pretty much covers the uphill slope ACP has going against it with comic shops.
    July 17, 2017, 03:37:47 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: It's not meant for the comic shop market. I didn't get the point of LIFE WITH ARCHIE in magazine format, since the content was clearly aimed at the audience for floppy comics. I could see if they had offered both formats to try to hedge their bets, but ACP's failure to offer that series in floppy format is baffling. And digests and magazines don't necessarily have the same audience either. I prefer the magazine-size reprints.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: @VJ - Still better than any 2 and half floppy comics they've been publishing (and more pages of story, too) by my reckoning. Looks like you and I will just be spending our respective $10 in different ways. Maybe I'd feel differently if the new stories ACP is publishing were equal in entertainment value to me to the reprints.
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Author Topic: COMIC BOOK CREATOR #16 will feature interviews with Dan Parent, Dean Haspiel  (Read 1052 times)

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DeCarlo Rules

This is WAY advance notice, since this publication isn't due to come out until sometime this summer, but I'm just incredibly stoked that some comic fan publication is finally giving some recognition to Archie Comics. Here's a preview of the cover:



And the solicitation copy for this issue:

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Summer 2017 - 84 FULL-COLOR pages

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #16 visits Riverdale High, U.S.A., to celebrate America's Typical Teenager Archie and his pals 'n gals—as well as the mighty MLJ heroes of yesteryear and those of today's "Dark Circle"—with a look at the 75-year-old comics line's wildest characters and titles. Plus we conduct career-spanning conversations with two of the imprint's hottest creators: Brooklyn's own DEAN HASPIEL (the Emmy-winning alternative-slash-mainstream artist who collaborated with HARVEY PEKAR) and DAN PARENT (GLADD award-winning cartoonist and creator of the Archie universe's ground-breaking gay character, Kevin Keller), who both jam on our great exclusive cover depicting a face-off between humor and heroes. Rounding out the ish are our usual features to fascinate and enlighten, including the hilarious Fred Hembeck. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.

Dean Haspiel previously collaborated with Mark Waid on THE FOX miniseries for Red Circle, the only title to carry over into a second miniseries for Dark Circle.

In addition to having the print version of the magazine distributed through Diamond Comics, TwoMorrows will offer the digital version for sale on its website here:
http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_132&products_id=1272
If you order the print version of the magazine direct from TwoMorrows, you can also get the digital version as a free bonus.

Vegan Jughead

This looks fantastic.  Thanks for sharing! 

VintageJon

 I really enjoyed the Fox mini series it was loads of fun! Thanks for sharing that...

DeCarlo Rules

I should mention that this isn't the first issue of a TwoMorrows fan magazine to focus on the MLJ/Mighty Comics/Red Circle heroes.

Previous cover-featured issues in which the focus was on those characters appeared in:

ALTER EGO #82:

A free 25-page digital preview of that issue is located here:
http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_55&products_id=738

ALTER EGO #96:

A free 25-page digital preview of that issue is located here:
http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_55&products_id=878

... and of course, the major trade paperback retrospective, THE MLJ COMPANION:

A free 25-page digital preview of that issue is located here:
http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=95_71&products_id=1251


The most recent publication from TwoMorrows to feature an article on an ACP character was BACK ISSUE #91 (Sept. 2016), the "All Jerks Issue!"...


... which contained a 5-page article by Steven Thompson, "Archie's Antagonist, Reggie Mantle":


The traditional Archie humor characters (and artists) aren't featured in articles very often, which makes the above article somewhat of a rarity for the TwoMorrows group of fan magazines. That's why I was delighted to see COMIC BOOK CREATOR, which focuses its articles and interviews pretty much exclusively on artists and writers, rather than characters, having a major long career-spanning retrospective interview with Dan Parent. In past fanzines, I can recall a few articles and/or interviews with Dan DeCarlo, but this is the first spotlighting an ACP artist from the modern era (1987- ). He's long overdue for the recognition.

mugpate

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