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What comics have you been reading? by DeCarlo Rules
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Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
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Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
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  • BettyReggie: He played Ross's son Ben.
    August 18, 2017, 05:43:07 PM
  • BettyReggie: Cole Sprouse is on Friends right now
    August 18, 2017, 05:42:27 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: OK thanks Mark!
    August 18, 2017, 03:42:32 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Here's a list with links to all of the reviews so far: [link]
    August 18, 2017, 03:01:04 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Vegan Jughead: I don't post a link for each new review, but I do post a notice in the Riverdale Reviewed thread whenever a new review goes up. Just click on the link to the site in the first post of the thread (or in my signature in any of my posts), and the new review will be at the top of the front page of my blog. :)
    August 18, 2017, 02:43:45 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Mark, make sure and post links when you get your reviews done!
    August 18, 2017, 08:40:01 AM
  • BettyReggie: I have Riverdale season #1 but I have to wait till I get new DVD player to watch it.
    August 17, 2017, 09:37:16 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Picked up "Riverdale" on DVD. Ripped the first disc to my hard drive and am gonna start reviewing episode 1 tomorrow. :)
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  • Vegan Jughead: Thanks DCR!  That's awesome news.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: You won't have to wait longer than next Wednesday, Vegan. The Best of Josie is on Diamond's confirmed shipping list for next week.
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  • Vegan Jughead: Good point on the pricing.  The new Josie and the Pussycats trade is only $9.99 and I can't wait for it.  I can't imagine they're moving many digests at retail.  The hardcore geeks like us subscribe but I doubt our numbers are large.
    August 17, 2017, 10:01:49 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @Vegan - That investment capital helped pay for Adam Hughes, and printer's bill, plus they resurrected a few of their old cancelled solicits on trade paperbacks that the work had already been completed on.
    August 17, 2017, 09:45:09 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I'm going to take a wild guess and say that ARCHIE AND ME DIGEST must contain a new 20-page story. But why wouldn't they advertise that fact? It's baffling trying to guess what they're thinking.
    August 17, 2017, 09:37:32 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So Double Digests are 160 pages for $5.99, but ARCHIE AND ME DIGEST is 128 pages for $6.99? Yet somehow a 416-page trade paperback is priced at $9.99?? Or $12.99 for 104 pages of Adam Hughes reprints. I guess they must be using the old "dart-board pricing" method!
    August 17, 2017, 09:28:34 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Archie November 2017 solicitations: Digests are up to $5.99!  Annuals are $6.99 so I guess Jumbos will be $7.99?  No one is paying that.  Subscribe or don't bother.  [link]
    August 17, 2017, 08:32:09 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: DCR and Downloader, remember they also got that investment capital last year.  I think it was for a few hundred thousand dollars.  I don't know how long that will last, but I'm sure they're using that.
    August 17, 2017, 06:46:26 AM
  • BettyReggie: I saw the November 2017 Solicitations. Fiona Staples is doing a few covers. I can't wait to see what they look like though because they didn't show them yet.
    August 17, 2017, 06:06:23 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @The Downloader - What cash flow they have is coming not from the floppy titles, but from the digests and trade collections. They're just spewing out different one-shots and short-run series to see if they can find something that will last.
    August 17, 2017, 01:20:05 AM
  • The Downloader: How can ACP continue to push out new titles, when they dont have the money to back it up?!
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  • Tuxedo Mark: Crap, I just remembered I forgot to pick up "Riverdale" today.
    August 16, 2017, 03:15:05 PM

Poll

Does Riverdale suck more than the power of a thousand vacuum cleaners?

Yes, it does suck more than the power of a thousand vacuum cleaners.  It's a total bastardization of Archie Comics and everything it once stood for.  It should be wiped off the face of the earth.
4 (44.4%)
No, it does not suck more than the power of a thousand vacuum cleners.  It is not a total bastardization of Archie Comics and everything it once stood for.  It should not be wiped off the face of the earth.
5 (55.6%)

Total Members Voted: 7


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Alexandra Cabot

Well, there's been a lot of discussion about Riverdale and whether or not it is a cancer on television and the Archie Comics brand.  So let's settle this democratically through a poll!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 12:58:26 AM by Alexandra Cabot »


Alexandra Cabot

2 to 1 so far.  Bad news for people who don't think Riverdale sucks like a legion of vacuum cleaners.   ;D


A few thoughts on Riverdale...


1. The show appears to hover around a million live viewers each week. The premiere drew an audience of just above a million viewers with something like 1.3 million viewers. It hasn't reached that number again. This isn't a big audience but its just enough by the CW's low standards. As I've often said, the biggest break this show ever caught was when Fox passed it up. Had Fox scheduled it, the trigger-happy network surely would've cancelled it by now.


2. The last two weeks, the show failed to crack a million viewers with an audience of about 0.9 million. This was after a hiatus of about two or three weeks. Did this hiatus trip up the show's momentum? Was the audience so minimally invested in the show that they haven't bothered to return after the hiatus?


3. The show seems to do well on Netflix and with dvr viewers.


4. What will the show mean for the comics? Will the show draw new readers to the books? Right now it doesn't appear that this is happening. All of Archie's titles appear to be shedding readers every month with titles like Josie, Reggie & Me and even Jughead plummeting to dangerous thresholds.






Vegan Jughead

The lack of viewers is a problem but there is already going to be a season 2 and that will most likely be the last one. 


I love the show.  It's a blast.  I look forward to it all week and watch each episode multiple times because I don't catch everything in the first viewing. 


I had high expectations for the show and it has exceeded every one. 


I think the cast genuinely likes each other and it helps in the performances. 

60sBettyandReggie

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^ Let's hope the second season will be the last one!
That show is so bad and so frickin depressing. Archie comics are supposed to put you in a good mood. They are simple, funny comics. This show takes itself way too seriously and it's so dark for no good reason.

Vegan Jughead

^ Let's hope the second season will be the last one!
That show is so bad and so frickin depressing. Archie comics are supposed to put you in a good mood. They are simple, funny comics. This show takes itself way too seriously and it's so dark for no good reason.


If you think this show takes itself seriously, you obviously haven't really watched it.  The reason it's hilarious is it's clear the creators are laughing the whole time.  It's so over the top it's impossible to take literally and I can't imagine many people do.

Tuxedo Mark

I enjoy "Riverdale". Yeah, it gets dark (more so than the comics), but there's also plenty of humor. I especially laugh at a lot of Cheryl's lines.

Also, the Blossoms made their fortune by building a maple syrup empire. A Maple. Syrup. Empire. And they have an annual tree-tapping ceremony (as YouTuber Andre calls it, "white-people $#|t"). The creators are clearly having fun with the concept and don't take it too seriously.

Also, anyone notice episode 11 is called "To Riverdale and Back Again"? Sounds like the perfect opportunity for some cameos!
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