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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: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?  (Read 3769 times)

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nuageo

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Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« on: April 09, 2016, 08:54:34 PM »
Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?

Other recreational activities have simply become more popular in recent years.
A lot of kids who might have otherwise read comics instead play video games.

And Internet takes much of our free time.  ;D

Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 09:24:41 PM »
Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?

Other recreational activities have simply become more popular in recent years.
A lot of kids who might have otherwise read comics instead play video games.

And Internet takes much of our free time.  ;D
Social Media is just out of control with kids and teens today as well as texting on there phones. I have never been a fan of Social Media or texting all the time because I am more of an active person when it comes to using my free time. When I was a kid things that got in my way of reading Archie Comics was going to the skate park and skateboarding or practicing my guitar. I still do those things quite a bit.

irishmoxie

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 10:06:56 AM »
I blame social media and he internet too. It just takes up so much of our time. I know I used to read a lot more as a kid than I do now but I also didn't have a job then. I think social media influences kids today in that they won't read something if it's not deemed cool. I know that stopped a lot of people from reading the Jem and the Holograms comic because the movie bombed. Even though the comic is awesome.

Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 10:17:12 AM »
I blame social media and he internet too. It just takes up so much of our time. I know I used to read a lot more as a kid than I do now but I also didn't have a job then. I think social media influences kids today in that they won't read something if it's not deemed cool. I know that stopped a lot of people from reading the Jem and the Holograms comic because the movie bombed. Even though the comic is awesome.
Media in general influences just about everything that goes on this this world and to me that is quite sad. That goes from anything from music, movies all the way to politics. Take for examples something that occurred not to far back in my home State where we had riots going on from a Police related death a a criminal in custody. Whenever the cameras were rolling the rioters got way worse and started throwing rocks at the cops, busting police cars, and setting them on fire, looting. Once a day or two past and the media and cameras got tired of the story the riots quickly calmed down and then fizzled to nothing. The media(social or national) stirs the pot bot positively and negatively all the time.

invisifan

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 11:43:31 AM »
These days a lot of people can text before they can write, but reading in general (especially books) has suffered a lot …

Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 12:04:39 PM »
These days a lot of people can text before they can write, but reading in general (especially books) has suffered a lot …
I chalk it up to the almighty technology advances. Not all technological advances help out in every way. I imagine even before my generation and I am 21 that reading levels started to slip because kids preferred to play video games and eventually use the internet instead of practicing reading. I expect it is getting even worse in the school systems today.

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 04:19:48 PM »
Poor quality and even worse distribution.

Video games and the Internet get a lot of blame but if the quality were there and comics were easier to find by the casual impulse buyer, they would be wider read.



Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 04:27:41 PM »
Poor quality and even worse distribution.

Video games and the Internet get a lot of blame but if the quality were there and comics were easier to find by the casual impulse buyer, they would be wider read.
I agree that quality does have something to do with it, but there are some really good comics out there. Distribution maybe a larger issue but I still think this generation is led by the almighty computer technology and that is quickly what kids today know.

invisifan

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 04:35:26 PM »
Quality is a very subjective thing … but the distribution network got trashed in the ‘90s out of pure greed (and by essentially one person) which closed many small comic shops just when they weren’t as prevalent on news-stands any more (largely due to comic shops)

BettyReggie

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 06:04:20 PM »
I don't understand the question. 

Great Gazoo

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I don't understand the question.
I think they are saying because of the internet, video games, social media, and other computer technologies that youngsters today are deciding to do those activities instead of picking up a comic book or other books and reading.

Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?

Other recreational activities have simply become more popular in recent years.
A lot of kids who might have otherwise read comics instead play video games.

And Internet takes much of our free time.  ;D
Social Media is just out of control with kids and teens today as well as texting on there phones. I have never been a fan of Social Media or texting all the time because I am more of an active person when it comes to using my free time. When I was a kid things that got in my way of reading Archie Comics was going to the skate park and skateboarding or practicing my guitar. I still do those things quite a bit.

*Their*

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

irishmoxie

It makes me wonder why webcomics aren't booming. Though I feel like I have to slog through a lot of crap to get to the good stuff.

invisifan

It makes me wonder why webcomics aren't booming. Though I feel like I have to slog through a lot of crap to get to the good stuff.
They mostly are — you just need the right link and a decent ad block

Nobody reads anymore and a lot of kids are couch potatoes. Texting, television, social media. Even my younger sister has to check her instagram daily to see how many likes her photo gets. I make sure I am active, i go out as much as I can. I admit i do use the internet on my free time, but i make time for internet, television, and I also make time for going out which i do more during the day. Nothing wrong with picking up a good comic book during my free time and reading it, especially on a nice warm sunny day outside :)

 


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