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  • DeCarlo Rules: What I don't understand is why they're trying to discourage subscriptions to B&V FRIENDS Jumbo digest. It's been published at 10 times per year frequency for the last 3 years -- just like the other B&V jumbo digest. So if they're both published just as often, why do they offer a choice of 10 issue or 20 issue subscriptions for BETTY & VERONICA, but only a 6 issue subscription for B&V FRIENDS? You can get a 12-issue subscription to B&V FRIENDS on the website, but if I remember correctly, the printed ad for subs only offers the 6-issue sub option. Why isn't it the same option as the other digests (10 issues or 20 issues), if they're all published 10 times a year? And they ARE.
    July 21, 2018, 01:11:44 PM
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    July 20, 2018, 06:50:15 PM
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    July 19, 2018, 08:53:14 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Just looked at Archie Comics' subsciption page. Archie Meets Batman '66 is a six-issue miniseries. Archie 1941 is a five-issue miniseries. There's a six-issue subscription for Betty and Veronica: Friends Forever and Vixens (surprisingly; might get transferred to the new B&V title) and a twelve-issue subscription for Riverdale. Riverdale Digest isn't listed, so it looks like it's been cancelled.
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    July 11, 2018, 06:15:50 AM
  • ASS-P: I just find it " How things have changed " weird when comic book news breaks in The New York Times...but they hardly SELL anything! :-0 Strangeness.
    July 10, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
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    July 09, 2018, 09:04:54 PM
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    July 09, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So, so predictable... they love to exploit NUMBERS, whether it's a single digit (1 or 0) or a triple-digit ending in 00. Good lord, I can't believe they're actually giving Jamie Rotante ANOTHER B&V series to write ruin! She is the worst I've read -- although it's a tough call, Marguerite Bennett was pretty horrible as well. Nick Spencer can actually be quite good as a writer... or pretty bad, depending on the character and the direction. He was great on ANT-MAN and SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN (both books that had a strong humorous subtext), and not so hot on CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS. And he's he new writer on (yet another) first issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, so I wouldn't guess the ARCHIE gig will last. ACP could probably only afford to hire him for that ONE issue, #700.
    July 09, 2018, 06:00:07 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: News on new numbering for the Archie Flagship series and a new B&V series and DeCarlo Rules, you ain't gonna be into this!  And really neither am I: [link]
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  • Mr.Lodge: I still think 'The Married Life' was the best of the most recent and ended way too soon.
    July 06, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
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    July 06, 2018, 01:18:04 PM
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  • Vegan Jughead: ARCHIE isn't on hiatus officially. The last official word from Archie Comics is that there is "big news about the flagship ARCHIE title" coming up after the "1941" miniseries. We'll see. RIVERDALE is supposed to come back early '19 after the TV show returns.
    July 05, 2018, 06:14:32 AM
  • Mr.Lodge: Think it's time for new leadership, especially in the creative front?
    July 05, 2018, 03:09:04 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I guess there's still THE HUNGER and VAMPIRONICA, but they're still so new that it's hard to think of them as "ongoing".
    July 05, 2018, 12:14:16 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So both ARCHIE and RIVERDALE are "on hiatus"? That means ACP has no ongoing floppy comic titles. Not a good sign. Good thing they still have the digests going (knock on wood).
    July 05, 2018, 12:12:47 AM

Poll

Which do you prefer - Classic Archie or New Archie?

I prefer Classic Archie - The reboot doesn't compare
25 (64.1%)
I like all things Archie equally
9 (23.1%)
New Archie is better than Old Archie
5 (12.8%)

Total Members Voted: 31


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HarryLuceyFan

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!

swiss watch

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.

The Downloader

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.

The Downloader

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! :)

Fernando Ruiz

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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