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Title: My mixed opinions on Archie main series coming back after a hiatus but renumbere
Post by: terrence12 on July 09, 2018, 09:38:46 pm

As you all heard from this news : https://www.cbr.com/archie-700-new-creative-team-riverdale-direction/ (https://www.cbr.com/archie-700-new-creative-team-riverdale-direction/)
The Archie main series will come back after the Archie 1941 miniseries ended which is no surprise for me because I am glad that the series will come back after the miniseries but the reason why I give mixed opinions on it is because it will be renumbered as 699 which will lead to issue 700,But I am not against renumbering because the reason they do renumbering is because Archie like other comic book magazine are long running and they keep on renumbering the issue to its original to show how many issues they publish,but my mixed opinion is that this series is continuing from the 2015 reboot version instead of the classic version.
I mean that's the problem because the reboot archie doesn't look like the classic archie eventhough it's faithful to its predecessors elements but still if they want to continue the main series they could have at least be renumbered as "1" just to be safe since the new team of Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage will handle it and I also think it should give a hard reboot which will not happen at least until in about few years with a clean slate.



Title: Re: My mixed opinions on Archie main series coming back after a hiatus but renumbere
Post by: PTF on July 10, 2018, 02:58:06 am
So there's going to be an evil Archie running around causing havoc? :)

Title: Re: My mixed opinions on Archie main series coming back after a hiatus but renumbere
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on July 11, 2018, 12:12:52 pm
Doesn't change anything for me. I wasn't reading ARCHIE before (although I did read #32, just to check out Audrey Mok's artwork more than anything else), so I don't expect I'll be reading it after #700, but I may read that one issue just to see what all the hubbub is about.

The whole point of Archie in the first place (according to John Goldwater) was in reaction to the superheroes who dominated comic books in the early 1940s -- humorous stories about mundane people, as opposed to exaggerated action/adventure tales featuring larger-than-life heroes & villains. COUNTERprogramming to the mainstream. Without that central attitude orientation, there's absolutely no point in reading 'serious' Archie stories. LIFE WITH ARCHIE was only interesting in so far as it was contrasting and playing with characters, relationships and ideas which had been established in the earlier funny stories, and projecting those into the future. Without that, just taken on its own, the rebooted ARCHIE really offers nothing unique.