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Hanna Barbera Montana: The daily cartoonist showcases the first and last of the Archie comic strip - https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2021/03/04/first-and-last-archie-comic-strip/

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DeCarlo Rules: They never say things like "cancelled". Things just come to an end. ARCHIE #713 came out six months ago, and there have been no new issues solicited since then...

Mar 02 2021 10:15am
Tuxedo Mark: Has it been cancelled?

Mar 01 2021 11:04am
DeCarlo Rules: It seems like my prediction of the ARCHIE series launched in 2015 came true... it lasted 5 years (or 47 issues, which would have been 4 years if it were published monthly). Oh well -- that was four issues more than Manga SABRINA...

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Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Picture This!!" from Cheryl Blossom #4: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/02/22/comics-picture-this/

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Tuxedo Mark: Vol 2 of the The Riverdale Diaries graphic novel series is now available for preorder. It stars Veronica and will come out on November 16. Oddly, Vol. 2 is available on Kindle, whereas Vol. 1 seems to be a physical-only release.

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Great Gazoo

Quote from: Archiver123 on April 07, 2016, 11:31:20 PM
Quote from: Great Gazoo on April 07, 2016, 06:07:43 PM
Quote from: Archiver123 on April 07, 2016, 06:01:18 PM
Quote from: Great Gazoo on April 07, 2016, 05:38:12 PM
Quote from: Archiver123 on April 07, 2016, 05:34:00 PM
If James Deen is playing Reggie, we will Riot!
And remember Luke Perry who is playing Archie's Dad Fred was once considered the new James Dean back when he started Beverly Hills 90210.  ;D

What's next?  Harlow Hannison for Veronica?
I don't know who that is.

Only the BEST Porn star of all time! :D
I don't think they would stoop that low.

invisifan

Quote from: Great Gazoo on April 08, 2016, 08:26:49 AM
Quote from: Archiver123 on April 07, 2016, 11:31:20 PMOnly the BEST Porn star of all time! :D
I don't think they would stoop that low.
What makes you think that? Given recent history ...

Great Gazoo

Quote from: invisifan on April 08, 2016, 08:37:38 AM
Quote from: Great Gazoo on April 08, 2016, 08:26:49 AM
Quote from: Archiver123 on April 07, 2016, 11:31:20 PMOnly the BEST Porn star of all time! :D
I don't think they would stoop that low.
What makes you think that? Given recent history ...
They have cast some pretty crazy actor/actresses choices, but I think the porn star route is even going a bit far for ACP.

invisifan

Quote from: Great Gazoo on April 08, 2016, 08:40:45 AM
They have cast some pretty crazy actor/actresses choices, but I think the porn star route is even going a bit far for ACP.
I would have thought so too ... a few years ago — now nothing is going to surprise me...

Great Gazoo

Quote from: invisifan on April 08, 2016, 08:47:08 AM
Quote from: Great Gazoo on April 08, 2016, 08:40:45 AM
They have cast some pretty crazy actor/actresses choices, but I think the porn star route is even going a bit far for ACP.
I would have thought so too ... a few years ago — now nothing is going to surprise me...
They have surely done some bizarre stuff, but still Archie Comics is a company that is suppose to cater to the younger generation. Even with the T.V. show which I feel doesn't have much at all to do with Archie comics other than the names of the characters that will mostly focus on the teenage population. I think hiring a porn star would surely sink the project extremely fast.

Great Gazoo

Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 11:47:17 AM
Quote from: Fernando Ruiz on April 08, 2016, 01:26:40 AM
Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 12:33:22 AM
I wonder what the ratio is of kids vs adult readers for Archie
Are teenagers actually reading Archie? Or is it us older fans who have been reading for years..



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Little kids still make up the largest share of Archie's audience. The digests remain their financial backbone.


Archie, however, is ignoring both of these facts by letting the digests deteriorate and by foolishly pursuing the adult audience of the direct sales market.


That's so disappointing :( the digests are the best thing and really the only ones I buy. I find there is so many of the same like 10 retro panels put into each new issue that keep getting recycled and there isn't a lot of verity. I tend to just buy now from used book stores and stock up on all my digests.
At the tail end of when I was purchasing hard copies of Archie comics by far the best that was offered were the digests. I agree with you that they have lost the variety of the stories that are imprinted in the digests and you would think with them just printed 6 digest titles they could come up with different titles for like forever with all the back logged stuff they have. I know in the last few years I saw the same stories in digests several times. I think it is due to pure laziness.

Now that I have sold all of my Archie comics to a local shop and have gone exclusively digital I am enjoying the Digital Exclusive comics that are released.

Thrillho

I admit I am not thrilled, despite my username, about this pilot. The only casting choice that bugs me is Josie, or rather that they cast a Josie instead of a Valerie. I haven't read too much about the pilot but it seems like they might be conflating Josie and Valerie. I hope that doesn't happen because the Archie/Valerie romance was so good and everything I wanted the original Archie gets married storyline to be. My bigger issue is that it all seems so after school special. I'll have to wait and see, but I'm not holding my breath.


Is it still just a pilot or has it been picked up for a season?




Great Gazoo

April 09, 2016, 03:58:08 PM #127 Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 04:02:08 PM by The Bee
Quote from: Thrillho on April 09, 2016, 03:53:28 PM
I admit I am not thrilled, despite my username, about this pilot. The only casting choice that bugs me is Josie, or rather that they cast a Josie instead of a Valerie. I haven't read too much about the pilot but it seems like they might be conflating Josie and Valerie. I hope that doesn't happen because the Archie/Valerie romance was so good and everything I wanted the original Archie gets married storyline to be. My bigger issue is that it all seems so after school special. I'll have to wait and see, but I'm not holding my breath.


Is it still just a pilot or has it been picked up for a season?
It is still just a Pilot for right now. We should know if it will be picked up by the middle of May sometime. I also have issues with a lot of the casting such as the one you mentioned with Josie, but also the most recent with Miss Grundy. Really for me as I have said before this show really isn't even an Archie comics related television show. They have changed so much from the original comics to appease whoever that really the only thing that is the same is the name of the characters.

SAGG

Quote from: The Bee on April 09, 2016, 03:58:08 PM
Quote from: Thrillho on April 09, 2016, 03:53:28 PM
I admit I am not thrilled, despite my username, about this pilot. The only casting choice that bugs me is Josie, or rather that they cast a Josie instead of a Valerie. I haven't read too much about the pilot but it seems like they might be conflating Josie and Valerie. I hope that doesn't happen because the Archie/Valerie romance was so good and everything I wanted the original Archie gets married storyline to be. My bigger issue is that it all seems so after school special. I'll have to wait and see, but I'm not holding my breath.


Is it still just a pilot or has it been picked up for a season?
It is still just a Pilot for right now. We should know if it will be picked up by the middle of May sometime. I also have issues with a lot of the casting such as the one you mentioned with Josie, but also the most recent with Miss Grundy. Really for me as I have said before this show really isn't even an Archie comics related television show. They have changed so much from the original comics to appease whoever that really the only thing that is the same is the name of the characters.
Well, with the way this is shaping up, they ought to "pilot" it right out the door... >:(

irishmoxie

Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 11:47:17 AM
Quote from: Fernando Ruiz on April 08, 2016, 01:26:40 AM
Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 12:33:22 AM
I wonder what the ratio is of kids vs adult readers for Archie
Are teenagers actually reading Archie? Or is it us older fans who have been reading for years..



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Little kids still make up the largest share of Archie's audience. The digests remain their financial backbone.


Archie, however, is ignoring both of these facts by letting the digests deteriorate and by foolishly pursuing the adult audience of the direct sales market.


That's so disappointing :( the digests are the best thing and really the only ones I buy. I find there is so many of the same like 10 retro panels put into each new issue that keep getting recycled and there isn't a lot of verity. I tend to just buy now from used book stores and stock up on all my digests.

Where are all these used bookstores that have digests? I can't find them anywhere. The only thing I can find are the floppies.

irishmoxie

Quote from: Fernando Ruiz on April 08, 2016, 01:26:40 AM
Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 12:33:22 AM
I wonder what the ratio is of kids vs adult readers for Archie
Are teenagers actually reading Archie? Or is it us older fans who have been reading for years..



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Little kids still make up the largest share of Archie's audience. The digests remain their financial backbone.


Archie, however, is ignoring both of these facts by letting the digests deteriorate and by foolishly pursuing the adult audience of the direct sales market.

Judging by this message board I think most Archie readers are males in their 40s and 50s. A few kids do come here but get bored quickly and leave. The same thing probably happens while they are reading Archie comics too.

Great Gazoo

Quote from: irishmoxie on April 09, 2016, 05:22:26 PM
Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 11:47:17 AM
Quote from: Fernando Ruiz on April 08, 2016, 01:26:40 AM
Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 12:33:22 AM
I wonder what the ratio is of kids vs adult readers for Archie
Are teenagers actually reading Archie? Or is it us older fans who have been reading for years..



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Little kids still make up the largest share of Archie's audience. The digests remain their financial backbone.


Archie, however, is ignoring both of these facts by letting the digests deteriorate and by foolishly pursuing the adult audience of the direct sales market.


That's so disappointing :( the digests are the best thing and really the only ones I buy. I find there is so many of the same like 10 retro panels put into each new issue that keep getting recycled and there isn't a lot of verity. I tend to just buy now from used book stores and stock up on all my digests.

Where are all these used bookstores that have digests? I can't find them anywhere. The only thing I can find are the floppies.
What is a used bookstore? I really only know of bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble only seemed to carry digests when I last took a look for them awhile back.

Great Gazoo

Quote from: irishmoxie on April 09, 2016, 05:26:11 PM
Quote from: Fernando Ruiz on April 08, 2016, 01:26:40 AM
Quote from: kassandralove on April 08, 2016, 12:33:22 AM
I wonder what the ratio is of kids vs adult readers for Archie
Are teenagers actually reading Archie? Or is it us older fans who have been reading for years..



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Little kids still make up the largest share of Archie's audience. The digests remain their financial backbone.


Archie, however, is ignoring both of these facts by letting the digests deteriorate and by foolishly pursuing the adult audience of the direct sales market.

Judging by this message board I think most Archie readers are males in their 40s and 50s. A few kids do come here but get bored quickly and leave. The same thing probably happens while they are reading Archie comics too.
I fit the bill at being a male, but am only 21 and have been reading Archie comics since I was a kid. I thought recently I was about to give it up totally for good after selling my collection to a local comic shop owner, but I just couldn't get rid of the Archie itch. I got back into it as a new digital reader and I hope to be reading them into my 40's and 50's.

Thrillho

Quote from: The Bee on April 09, 2016, 03:58:08 PM

Really for me as I have said before this show really isn't even an Archie comics related television show. They have changed so much from the original comics to appease whoever that really the only thing that is the same is the name of the characters.


I don't have a problem with the characters not resembling their comic counterparts as even the comic characters don't resemble their original incarnations. These versions just seem like tropes to me, especially the tired "evil Mr. Lodge" trope.  ::)

Quote from: SAGG on April 09, 2016, 05:03:58 PM
Well, with the way this is shaping up, they ought to "pilot" it right out the door... >:(


;D
Quote from: irishmoxie on April 09, 2016, 05:26:11 PM
Judging by this message board I think most Archie readers are males in their 40s and 50s. A few kids do come here but get bored quickly and leave. The same thing probably happens while they are reading Archie comics too.


I am a female in my 20s. I started reading Archie when I was a little kid, and then lost interest when I got older and started reading other titles. I really like this era of experimentation because I still love the characters but now that I am older I want to see more continuity in the stories I read.

invisifan

Quote from: irishmoxie on April 09, 2016, 05:26:11 PM
Judging by this message board I think most Archie readers are males in their 40s and 50s. A few kids do come here but get bored quickly and leave. The same thing probably happens while they are reading Archie comics too.
Really? Judging by the board I would have said that the split by gender was fairly even - though the male readers do tend to be older ...

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