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My reaction on the upcoming miniseries ARCHIE SUPERTEENS VS. CRUSADERS by DeCarlo Rules
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Archie Comics May 2018 Solicitations by DeCarlo Rules
[February 24, 2018, 11:04:54 AM]


Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
[February 24, 2018, 08:24:30 AM]


Library Books That You All Read by BettyReggie
[February 23, 2018, 11:53:33 AM]


PTF Reviews Super Suckers # 2.1 by DeCarlo Rules
[February 21, 2018, 04:53:00 AM]


What comics have you been reading? by DeCarlo Rules
[February 21, 2018, 04:50:51 AM]


My reaction that Archie comic will not make Dick Tracy Reboot Canceled Due to Li by Beardsley
[February 21, 2018, 03:44:36 AM]


Classic Betty & Veronica is BACK for $2.99 by DeCarlo Rules
[February 21, 2018, 03:33:28 AM]


Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
[February 20, 2018, 02:59:00 PM]


Remember The Ala Mode! by Davidizer
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  • Vegan Jughead: And it looks like it's in color! This rocks DCR. Thanks for sharing!
    February 24, 2018, 12:35:56 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Coming in July: COSMO: THE COMPLETE MERRY MARTIAN, a 224-page trade paperback collecting Bob White's offbeat classic. [link] Okay, so it's nothing new to digital readers, but it's nice to see the print format finally getting some classic Archie love.
    February 24, 2018, 02:04:28 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Heads up for Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) fans: "Fuck the Prom" hits Netflix on March 5.
    February 23, 2018, 09:10:51 PM
  • BettyReggie: Riverdale Espoide #10 was on last night.
    February 22, 2018, 05:26:19 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- I'm expecting it next week; I'll review it as soon as I can.
    February 22, 2018, 01:28:38 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get Best of Betty and Veronica Vol 2? Is it worth getting or just the same stories we've already seen 100x.
    February 22, 2018, 12:53:42 AM
  • Davidizer: yeah uhhhh.... what gucci?
    February 19, 2018, 09:27:37 PM
  • castle_crimson: whats up?
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  • castle_crimson: happy birthday BettyReggie
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  • castle_crimson: actually shedding some tears
    February 19, 2018, 06:32:18 AM
  • castle_crimson: hey guys, after three years I'm back here. missed you all. glad to be back
    February 19, 2018, 06:32:08 AM
  • BettyReggie: Thank you
    February 18, 2018, 11:13:12 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Happy Birthday BettyReggie!
    February 18, 2018, 08:14:19 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The Best of Buds", a B&V story from 2011 [link]
    February 16, 2018, 09:50:56 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- If they are indeed reprinting those early B&V Spectaculars from the Archie Giant Series, I'd agree it's a good choice (although it makes me wonder why they'd bypass the Betty & Veronica Summer Fun issues, which would be even more desirable to have). The early Life With Archie issues are a good choice as well, and I'll be buying both of those collections. Archie at Riverdale High, one of the dullest titles, is more of a puzzling choice. I won't be buying that one.
    February 16, 2018, 05:48:41 AM
  • irishmoxie: I own all of B&V Spectacular and most of the later issues of Life with Archie but I would definitely get these collections as they are easier to read without worrying about tearing the pages of fragile comics. Digital would be even better for me.
    February 15, 2018, 04:27:51 PM
  • irishmoxie: I don't see that classic B&V Vol 1 from the 50s up for pre-order on Amazon anymore. So it looks like they've ditched that idea for now.
    February 15, 2018, 04:26:14 PM
  • irishmoxie: I think their idea was to go with the more "edgy" Classic Archie ie fantasy stories from Life with Archie. I haven't read many of the Archie at Riverdale High books but my impression was that they were the "issue" books focusing on a particular issue pertinent to teens like protesting school lunches or something.
    February 15, 2018, 04:19:01 PM
  • irishmoxie: I suspect they will start the Spectacular collection with the Dan Parent stuff because that is more distinguishable. Older B&V Spectacular stuff is very similar to regular B&V.
    February 15, 2018, 04:17:08 PM
  • rusty: Dark Horse could still have the rights, even if they are not using them.  Archie may be thinking that the Life With Archie and Archie at Riverdale High books wi be more marketable than the older comics.  If so, I would agree with that thinking.  Cosmo is an interesting choice for a collection, but maybe they are hoping to capitalize on the new series or have other plans.
    February 15, 2018, 08:28:49 AM


Author Topic: Check Out This Jughead Article  (Read 943 times)

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Re: Check Out This Jughead Article
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 03:34:09 PM »
I knew all of that stuff, and of course I'd seen the story before as well. I don't know about the article's headline though. It seems to try to imply that Schwartz moved to Miami because of some rift with ACP, or reduced work, but that isn't the case. In fact the article correctly states that he moved there in 1979, long before his regular Jughead work was reduced with the launching of the all new JUGHEAD #1 in 1987. Also, Samm was well-known for working references to his name (and others) into his stories, even though more often than not that turned out to be a very background in-joke kind of thing. In this particular story it's part of the central plot (but he can be forgiven because he didn't move to Florida more than once).

I just want to make it clear that Jughead (or ACP) didn't drive his main artist/writer out of town. Not that time, anyway. Back in 1968 when the powers that be discovered he was moonlighting editing and creating stories for Tower Comics' TIPPY TEEN, he got fired outright. That's why when Tower folded only a year later he didn't come back begging for work, but went to DC instead. DC still had a few humor comics at the time (SCOOTER and BINKY), but A Date With DEBBI (later DEBBI's Dates) was created by Samm, as an updated version of the old DC title A Date With JUDY. Apart from Bob Oskner's Angel & The Ape (which was a little different since it co-starred a talking gorilla cartoonist/detective), it was the only DC humor title to feature a female protagonist. DC paid much higher page rates than ACP anyway, and Samm stayed there as long as the humor work still held out, but it was only a couple of years longer. When the DC humor work dried up he finally returned to JUGHEAD. I don't know what kind of reception he received upon his return, but obviously they were being pragmatic in realizing his talents were still needed at the company, so if there were still any grudges held against him, I guess they were overruled.
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