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Some reviews. by DeCarlo Rules
[October 23, 2017, 05:42:36 AM]


What comics have you been reading? by DeCarlo Rules
[October 23, 2017, 03:39:36 AM]


Suppose if a live action comedy-drama series is based on an Archie Comics proper by terrence12
[October 23, 2017, 01:28:49 AM]


Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
[October 22, 2017, 09:03:05 PM]


your pal Archie complete(?) wraparound chocklit shoppe variant cover by Ronny G
[October 22, 2017, 07:16:12 PM]


What have you done today? by Archiecomicxfan215
[October 21, 2017, 11:55:10 PM]


Library Books That You All Read by BettyReggie
[October 20, 2017, 07:34:34 AM]


Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
[October 20, 2017, 07:32:12 AM]


My mixed thought about Cosmo and Archie Action Brand by terrence12
[October 19, 2017, 01:26:56 AM]


What are you currently watching? by Archiecomicxfan215
[October 19, 2017, 12:00:38 AM]

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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
  • BettyReggie: Midtown Comics has the new January 2018 Comics. I preordered mine.
    October 20, 2017, 05:17:44 PM
  • 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


Author Topic: Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?  (Read 1399 times)

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Alexandra Cabot

Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?
« on: February 22, 2017, 08:10:52 AM »
Going to start a new thread.  The other one drifted off topic and some butt hurt fanboys want to bury what I was talking about, so I'll make a new one. 

There was a rumor that Sonic comics were canceled due to subscriptions being pulled back in January.  The new solicitations for May just came out, and no Sonic comics were listed at all: 

http://www.archiefans.com/news-and-new-releases/archie-comics-for-may-2017/msg9408/

They had multiple titles so this is a bit weird.  I want confirmation whether or not Sonic at Archie Comics is over.  I'm also curious as to why.  My guess would be Sega did not re-new the license and the comics aren't being axed by Archie due to poor sales.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 08:16:20 AM by Alexandra Cabot »


Mr.Lodge

Re: Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 09:42:23 AM »
Betty & Veronica #3 along with some other titles (like Sabrina & Afterlife) have been pushed back so often you wonder if they have been 'de facto' cancelled (left to die on the vine). :-\


Like I said, love the comics & artists (except Erica), hate the assholes running it (into the ground).
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Alexandra Cabot

Re: Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 11:19:07 AM »
Betty & Veronica #3 along with some other titles (like Sabrina & Afterlife) have been pushed back so often you wonder if they have been 'de facto' cancelled (left to die on the vine). :-\


Like I said, love the comics & artists (except Erica), hate the assholes running it (into the ground).

Archie doesn't announce cancellations (which I honestly thinks has the reverse intended consequence for their PR).  So we have to read the tea leaves I guess.  That's what happened with Betty, Kevin Keller, New Crusaders, etc.  I think those two titles are still up for subscription however.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 12:09:05 PM by Alexandra Cabot »


Re: Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 05:01:22 PM »
Sonic Universe sold a little over 4K in January.


http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2017/2017-01.html


In other Archie news...


Archie = 11K 


This is a pretty big drop of about 2K from the previous issue. This book, Archie's only remaining monthly title, was averaging a loss of about 1K copies per month. Then it appeared to level off at about 13K for a couple of months. January is traditionally a bad month for publishing. This drop may be the January doldrums or perhaps an indication that some serious hemorrhaging is about to happen.


Jughead = 6K


This title has also been losing about 1K per month. At 6K, there's not much room for this one to go much lower.

Reggie = 5K


Ouch! It's clear now why this one was retro-actively declared to be a mini-series. This one will limp to its death at #5. There's a weird gap of a few months until #3. That's only going to hurt things even more!


Keep in mind these numbers are the books ORDERED by retailers and NOT the actual books SOLD to readers. Nationally, 11K copies of January's Archie issue may have been ordered by stores but that isn't necessarily the number of copies the stores actually sold. This is one of the reasons you see these numbers go lower with each issue. These days, however, stores tend to order pretty tightly. They usually order enough to cover their subscribers with a couple of extra copies for their stands. As the months go by, if the store starts to notice that those extra copies fail to move, they'll order less and less.









« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 11:33:01 PM by Fernando Ruiz »

Alexandra Cabot

Re: Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 07:04:05 AM »
Sonic Universe sold a little over 4K in January.


http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2017/2017-01.html


In other Archie news...


Archie = 11K 


This is a pretty big drop of about 2K from the previous issue. This book, Archie's only remaining monthly title, was averaging a loss of about 1K copies per month. Then it appeared to level off at about 13K for a couple of months. January is traditionally a bad month for publishing. This drop may be the January doldrums or perhaps an indication that some serious hemorrhaging is about to happen.


Jughead = 6K


This title has also been losing about 1K per month. At 6K, there's not much room for this one to go much lower.

Reggie = 5K


Ouch! It's clear now why this one was retro-actively declared to be a mini-series. This one will limp to its death at #5. There's a weird gap of a few months until #3. That's only going to hurt things even more!


Keep in mind these numbers are the books ORDERED by retailers and NOT the actual books SOLD to readers. Nationally, 11K copies of January's Archie issue may have been ordered by stores but that isn't necessarily the number of copies the stores actually sold. This is one of the reasons you see these numbers go lower with each issue. These days, however, stores tend to order pretty tightly. They usually order enough to cover their subscribers with a couple of extra copies for their stands. As the months go by, if the store starts to notice that those extra copies fail to move, they'll order less and less.

Good info!  I wonder how the other Sonic titles are/were doing.


DeCarlo Rules

Re: Sonic Comics Officially Canceled?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 09:44:24 AM »
Sonic the Hedgehog #290 (the only other still-published title besides Sonic Universe) sold 5501 copies (about halfway between what Jughead and Reggie & Me are selling currently) in comic shops in December 2016. For comparative purposes, Sonic the Hedgehog was selling in the 11k-12k range back in 2013, about as good as Archie is doing right now.

 


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