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So I bought Archie Archives Vol. 1 and ...

Started by Terry1, September 08, 2018, 05:32:41 pm

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Terry1

can't believe how much I love these old stories.  These are awesome.  I love being transported back to 1941.  Did you know that "Dandruff!" used to be an epithet?  Me neither.

I love Bob Montana's artwork.  I love Jughead's sour, ugly face.  I love the CARNAGE that ensues when Archie mistakenly reports that Mr. Weatherbee says tests are bogus.  I love Archie starting an escort service (!!!) which of course the hideous crone Ms. Grundy uses right away.   

I love Archie's absurd-on-its-face assertion that Jon Goldwater created Archie but the "character's likenesses" were created by Bob Montana.  I don't love the amazingly overt racism - in fact it's gross - but I do appreciate that Archie didn't try to whitewash or censor these things. 

I love the slipcase.  Dark Horse did a nice production job.  The failure to note the creators, or create an index, or even tell you which specific issues specific stories appeared in, is quite a failing.  But I guess they fixed that in the softcover versions.

In short, it was a great way for someone who has always loved these characters, but never spent much time with their very earliest incarnations, to rediscover my affection for them.

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: Terry1 on September 08, 2018, 05:32:41 pm
The failure to note the creators, or create an index, or even tell you which specific issues specific stories appeared in, is quite a failing.  But I guess they fixed that in the softcover versions.


Here you go, if you want to print them out.



Terry1



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