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Jun 24 2021 9:40am
DeCarlo Rules: Is it just me, or does the fact that Victor Gorelick's name continues to be listed on the credits pages as Co-President seem a little weird.? I know they still want to show respect for the guy, but wouldn't "Editor-In-Chief Emeritus" be more appropriate?

Jun 18 2021 6:06pm
Tuxedo Mark: Well, it's not like they have much else going on. Maybe the occasional OGN, but that's it.

Jun 18 2021 6:04pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Waterparked!", the new story in World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #110: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/06/18/comics-waterparked/

Jun 18 2021 4:25pm
DeCarlo Rules: BUT it is interesting that the company focus has shifted back to classic-style Archie stories again... :D

Jun 18 2021 4:24pm
DeCarlo Rules: Why do I get the feeling that the new 5-page stories is the floppy comics will just undergo the reverse of the usual process and appear as the lead story in a digest title a month later, instead of the opposite way, which was the case when they started?

Jun 16 2021 12:53pm
Hanna Barbera Montana: Raj is coming back in a new WORLD OF ARCHIE digest story this September: https://archiecomics.com/september-2021-solicitations/

Jun 16 2021 2:18am
Tuxedo Mark: That's good to know. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jun 16 2021 1:20am
Hanna Barbera Montana: New 5 page stories will be included in upcoming reprint comics starting in September: https://archiecomics.com/archie-comics-adds-new-stories-to-classic-comic-book-releases-beginning-in-september/

Jun 11 2021 6:27pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Gigonometry!" from the Everything's Archie one-shot: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/06/11/comics-gigonometry/

Jun 03 2021 9:11am
DeCarlo Rules: I just discovered that Archie DIgital no longer exists. But before it died (April 28, 2021) they somehow managed to release The Complete Sabrina the Teenage Witch Vol. 2: 1972-1973 as a digital exclusive  -- in black and white again.

WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST

Started by Hanna Barbera Montana, October 17, 2020, 12:24:24 PM

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Hanna Barbera Montana

Starting the new year of 2021 with a new B & V digest title (another "special collecter's edition").
Features a new story from the team behind Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship.

https://archiecomics.com/january-2021-solicitations/

DeCarlo Rules

I could have lived without the Jamie Rotante/Brittney Williams double-length new story in favor of a Dan Parent double-length story, but I will be getting it.

Hanna Barbera Montana

January 02, 2021, 09:15:28 PM #2 Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 09:22:20 PM by Hanna Barbera Montana
Scratch that: only Jamie Rotante is involved. The art is by Bill Galvan.

DeCarlo Rules

Huh. That was a surprise. Since it was 10 pages I thought they were going to do the version of B&V (by Rotante & Williams) that they've been pushing so hard with previews of the OGN in the back pages of both B&V digests for the last few months.

But no, this is just a regular "Archie classic"-style story written by Rotante and drawn by good 'ol reliable Bill Galvan. Nothing different about it except that it's 10 pages instead of the usual 5. But, you know... it wouldn't hurt to start making all the new lead stories in the digests 10 pages, since they're not really publishing much new in the floppy comics.

Mr.Lodge

At least it's not another Dan Parent generic slop job who is barely one step above Erica Henderson.

DeCarlo Rules

... and hey, what do you know? "Editor's Notebook" is back after a decade or so MIA (now written by Mike Pellerito); He says (unless I misinterpreted) that both World of B&V Jumbo Digest and Archie 80th Anniversary Jumbo Digest will be featuring new 10-page lead stories. That's a good sign, as is the fact that they printed an address for letters and fan art -- almost as if they WANT to hear from readers all of a sudden.

DeCarlo Rules

DAMN!  :tickedoff:

Nope, it's only the first issues of the WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA and ARCHIE 80th ANNIVERSARY digests that have the 10-page stories. After that it's back to the standard 5-pagers.

"Hundreds of Possibilities!" was a good story, but it could have been even better if it were 20 pages. Heck, the concept is strong enough that it could have been a whole miniseries. I was hoping for a glimpse of January McAndrews but no such luck.

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