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  • DeCarlo Rules: Thanks, VJ. I did not know of Penny Peabody. If they're going to reprint Little Archie, I wish they'd reprint the longer, better (pre-1965) ones by Bolling. It seems like the longer stories allowed Bolling to create something more interesting out of LA, but there seems like some taboo against reprinting them in the digests.
    October 23, 2017, 09:46:35 PM
  • BettyReggie: I plan to watch Riverdale Espoide #1 & # 2 on The CW. Website later.
    October 23, 2017, 06:42:39 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Penny Peabody was the girlfriend of Fangs Fogarty, the bully in the Little Archie comics.  I know you don't love those and even if you did read a lot of them, she's barely in them.  Really obscure.  Real Ms Grundy is dead I think.  This one stole her identity if I remember correctly.
    October 23, 2017, 12:23:28 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...and if Ms. Grundy wasn't Ms. Grundy, then who was she, and where is the real Ms. Grundy?
    October 23, 2017, 05:59:39 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Penny Peabody? ... original character created by the show's writers?
    October 23, 2017, 05:56:42 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Archie's Weird Mysteries": "I Was a Teenage Vampire": [link]
    October 22, 2017, 09:04:01 PM
  • Ronny G: Actually yesterday. Today's Sunday, but I just got home from vacation today!
    October 22, 2017, 07:11:20 PM
  • Ronny G: Got my Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual digest in the mail today! YAY!
    October 22, 2017, 07:09:45 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Hey but who needs Moose and Midge when you can have such prominent characters as Penny Peabody and Toni Topaz on the show?
    October 22, 2017, 10:30:03 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Ms. Grundy would have been a total surprise but it turned out she wasn't really Ms. Grundy so I can let that go.  Killing Moose after barely seeing him last year and Midge after she was in literally one episode (and barely in it, at that) seems ridiculous.
    October 21, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: For a character franchise that's been running for 75+ years, ARCHIE really has a pretty small cast of regulars. Apart from the core 5 and the other 6 already mentioned, there's Cheryl & Jason and Kevin... and (filed under "extended supporting players") the teachers and parents. That's pretty much it. 14 teen characters and their parents & teachers. Sabrina and Josie and their supporting casts coexist in Riverdale, but they're really their own separate franchises. If your murder victims turn out to be Jinx Malloy and Cricket O'Dell, there's not much drama in it, beyond a shrug.
    October 21, 2017, 07:12:39 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Why Moose and Midge? Good question... let me know if you can think of any other ongoing characters who are more expendable, but still well-known. I guess the other likely candidates would be Dilton and Ethel, or Chuck and Nancy. I guess you could come up with a short list of other names, but are they really that well-known? Ms. Grundy was a total surprise!
    October 21, 2017, 06:45:30 AM
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  • CAPalace: Seriously though why are Moose and Midge like one of the first people to die whenever they are in the horror stories line and now Riverdale lol
    October 20, 2017, 12:36:49 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I recently watched Geek House's reaction to the episode. They're very amateur. They often leave in false starts and farting around before the actual intro. Joey often struggles with the episode title, like he can't just look it up before they start recording. Joey has to announce that he's putting the video into full screen and then does a countdown. Cut all of that stuff out! In the new review, he and his wife didn't react at all to Moose and Midge being killed. It soon became apparent that they didn't even know it was Moose and Midge! Joey referred to them as the "drug addicts".
    October 20, 2017, 11:42:14 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Oh, wow, that sucks.
    October 20, 2017, 09:21:57 AM
  • JonInIowaCity: I'm not saying that they're dead, but they're not listed as appearing in any future episodes in IMBD, while other minor characters are.
    October 20, 2017, 08:53:10 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: I don't think Moose and Midge are dead.  I hope not.  It's one thing to kill Jason Blossom.  Killing two characters who have been around for 68 years is something else entirely.
    October 20, 2017, 07:43:40 AM

Poll

What is your favorite decade of comics output from Archie Comics?

40's
3 (9.7%)
50's
4 (12.9%)
60's
5 (16.1%)
70's
7 (22.6%)
80'S
4 (12.9%)
90's
4 (12.9%)
00's
2 (6.5%)
10's
2 (6.5%)

Total Members Voted: 11


Author Topic: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics  (Read 2565 times)

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steveinthecity

Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« on: September 18, 2016, 06:36:40 PM »
As we know Archie Comics has had a long run and is now into it's eighth decade.  Which decades are your favorites?

It'd be interesting to know what you think are the high or low points of any particular decade and why you voted for some over others.

For me, the acme came with the 60's.  ACP entered the decade with a tremendous stable of creators, some of the best covers(particularly Pep, B&V, and Jughead), Bob Bolling still going strong on Little Archie, and Frank Doyle and George Gladir both writing towards arguably their peak within just a few years.  We saw the launch of Josie(one of the two or three best series of the 60's imo), followed by Sabrina and stories featuring the gang with super powers as well as Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.. By mid-decade the writers were adding more story elements beyond dating and school hijinks and incorporating real world social issues and current trends as never before.  To that end, DeCarlo was always keen on the fashion element with the teen girls, but now we had artist's Lucey and Hartley(in particular) showing the characters dressed in contemporary youth clothing and hairstyles, with the boys included as well.

Lest I forget, Bingo (Sam and crew) and Valerie also came along before that decades end.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 06:39:25 PM by steveinthecity »
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BettyReggie

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 06:47:39 PM »
I love the 80's up til now. I love Archie 3000 & Betty's Diary & Betty & Me & Little Archie which came out in the 80's. The solo titles of Betty & Veronica & Cheryl Blossom  which were out 90's -00's. In late 2000's Life With Archie the one where Archie married both Betty & Veronica. But I really love this reboot of Archie & B & V & Jughead in 2016.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 07:40:26 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 12:55:21 AM »
Speaking strictly for Archie himself as a character and the core group, it's got to be the decade from 1955-1965. That's when the team of Frank Doyle and Harry Lucey were really cooking on all burners for the core Archie stories, you had Samm Schwartz on Jughead (his prime period), plus others like Bill Vigoda, and after 1958 DeCarlo really started to come on strong with B&V.

For the company as a whole though, I'd go with 1965-1975. In that decade you had some of the best Betty & Veronica stories, plus Josie, Sabrina, That Wilkin Boy, and the Madhouse Glads in their own comics.

irishmoxie

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 06:47:16 PM »
80s/90s for me but I think it's mostly due to nostalgia. Plus I love all the pop cultural references in those.

BettyReggie

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 08:25:09 PM »
Now because there's going be a Reggie comicbook 💋 💘 💞 💖 💕

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 11:43:04 PM »
I voted 60's. That decade, to me, had the funniest stories and the best artwork. The 60's were the golden age of Archie comics.

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 07:14:57 AM »
The 1950s seem prime to me, for personal reasons.
Pie is my favorite Vitamin.

Bluto

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2016, 10:09:09 AM »
It's the '60s through the '70s for me. The late '50s were pretty good, too.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2016, 03:22:15 PM »
Now because there's going be a Reggie comicbook 💋 💘 💞 💖 💕

REGGIE had his own title in the early 1950s (briefly), and then again for another 20 years, from the early 1960s through the early 1980s.

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 11:02:58 PM »
It's the '60s through the '70s for me. The late '50s were pretty good, too.


Yeah, I like the late 50's too.

irishmoxie

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 07:19:44 PM »
I voted 60's. That decade, to me, had the funniest stories and the best artwork. The 60's were the golden age of Archie comics.

Makes me wonder why they didn't release an archive of the 60s like they did for the 70s on those cd-roms.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 12:59:34 PM »
I voted 60's. That decade, to me, had the funniest stories and the best artwork. The 60's were the golden age of Archie comics.

Makes me wonder why they didn't release an archive of the 60s like they did for the 70s on those cd-roms.

They planned to. There was even a mockup of "The Silver Age Collection" included on the packaging with the tagline "Coming Soon". Poor sales of the Bronze Age Collections probably killed it, or maybe it had something to do with the launch of Archie Digital around the time after the first group of CD-ROMs came out.

Jingles

Re: Favorite Decade for Archie Comics
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 10:40:13 AM »
I would have to say the 70's. There seemed to be so much going on in the comics in the 70's for Archie Comics. Not only were the stories and artwork great, but all the little extra stuff in there was a lot of fun as well.

 


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