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  • 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
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    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
  • DeCarlo Rules: Or a short black actress with punky hair.  ;D
    October 19, 2017, 12:21:11 PM
  • JonInIowaCity: Looks like each episode of season 2 will end with a murder.
    October 18, 2017, 09:55:30 PM
  • BettyReggie: Midge looked like she was wearing wig. Couldn't they get a actress with short spunky black hair?
    October 18, 2017, 09:38:39 PM
  • BettyReggie: My Riverdale #7 came today.
    October 18, 2017, 05:24:07 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Plus, this Black Hood seems to be an outright murderer who isn't even targeting criminals...
    October 17, 2017, 09:45:36 PM

Poll

Which do you prefer - Classic Archie or New Archie?

I prefer Classic Archie - The reboot doesn't compare
24 (63.2%)
I like all things Archie equally
9 (23.7%)
New Archie is better than Old Archie
5 (13.2%)

Total Members Voted: 30


Author Topic: Which do you prefer - Classic Archie or New Archie?  (Read 22596 times)

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Which do you prefer - Classic Archie or New Archie?
« on: April 05, 2016, 07:35:25 PM »
I don't think a poll has ever covered this, but I could be wrong. Personally, it's Classic Archie for me!

Classic Archie drawn in the house style.

60sBettyandReggie

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Classic Archie, of course!

BettyReggie

I love both styles then & now. I love Dan, Fernando & Gisele but I like Mark Waid's writing & Veronica's art is awesome. I love the fact we get so many variants with the reboots, back in the day we only got one choice for a cover. It's great to see many different artists do cover that how I asked Thomas Pitilli to do a Reggie commission gor me. If he never did a cover for Archie reboot & Jughead reboot I would have never discovered him. I can't wait for Faith Erin Hicks cover for for Archie.

« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 10:06:08 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

New Archie?


You mean like those other past greats, The New Archies, The NEW Little Archie, and New Look Archie Series? This too shall pass.
Just because it's new doesn't mean it's improved.

Bluto

Classic Archie hands down!  I have zero interest in the rebooted current Archie comic books.

Classic Archie hands down!  I have zero interest in the rebooted current Archie comic books.

The reboot is interesting, but I don't feel like it can fill the classic sized hole in my heart.

Thanks Oldiesmann, just by you liking what I said fills me with hope.  Believe it or not, but I was actually on the verge of killing myself.  Thank you! :)

I know I'm not exactly objective here, but there's no question. Classic Archie all the way.


The Reboot could've co-existed alongside the Classic Material much like the Married Life did, but to completely displace the classic material the way it has is one of the biggest mistakes this company has ever committed. It is absolutely suicidal.






PTF

I agree with that. I don't really understand the idea of upsetting your base readers. DC Comics has done that and they continue to lose millions of dollar and I think only Batman is their constant top ten seller.

And this the perfect time in the comic industry to do it because of how well and how many  nonsuperhero books there are. I think the original Archie book should have remained at the very least.

Now that I've finally got a few issues of Reboot Archie. If I had to choose...I'd probably lean towards classic. The Reboot Archie book is amazing. I really like it--unfortunately the Jughead book brings the reboot series down. The first four issues are night and day.


JonInIowaCity

Maybe "Die Kitty Die!" will do well enough that you'll be able to purchase the rights to Archie, Betty, Ronnie and the others for pennies on the dollar and relaunch them at Astro Comix! :)

invisifan

The jughead artwork was so brutal I didn't even finish reading issue one- I can't believe they hired that artist. It looks like scribbles
Even in the new Archie relaunch I find that some areas are really sloppy and rushed- Like they forget how to draw thing proportionally.
If one intends to draw a comics that’s intended to look like more than kids cartoons you really need to have a basic understanding of anatomy — which Henderson does not demonstrate … and even for a completely surreal cartoon you have to be consistent to make it work — again, not evident in her work …
 
it’s more like bad fan art from someone with raw talent, but no training.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 01:47:17 PM by invisifan »

60sBettyandReggie

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I know I'm not exactly objective here, but there's no question. Classic Archie all the way.


The Reboot could've co-existed alongside the Classic Material much like the Married Life did, but to completely displace the classic material the way it has is one of the biggest mistakes this company has ever committed. It is absolutely suicidal.

Preach!

It's so true- i feel like whoever is in charge is drowning the company in hopes to be "hip" and "cool"
Why fuck up what has already worked for many many years.


Yes, that's what I was going to say. They decided to throw everything out the window; a 75 year legacy just to be hip and progressive. They look like they are desperate to be seen as cool.

Oldiesmann

I prefer classic Archie as well and miss the classic-style "floppies". If they wanted to introduce a reboot, they could easily do that without getting rid of long-time artists or all but eliminating new classic stories.

DeCarlo Rules

The jughead artwork was so brutal I didn't even finish reading issue one- I can't believe they hired that artist. It looks like scribbles
Even in the new Archie relaunch I find that some areas are really sloppy and rushed- Like they forget how to draw thing proportionally.
If one intends to draw a comics that’s intended to look like more than kids cartoons you really need to have a basic understanding of anatomy — which Henderson does not demonstrate … and even for a completely surreal cartoon you have to be consistent to make it work — again, not evident in her work …
 
it’s more like bad fan art from someone with raw talent, but no training.


I don't find the artwork in ARCHIE to be much better, frankly. I guess it is, on a technical level, closer to representational art, but I just find Fiona Staples' work to be kind of bland and boring. The best looking artwork I've seen associated with the reboot are a few of the variant covers, like that Andrew Robinson guy who did one of the recent variants.

 


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