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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.
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    July 20, 2018, 06:50:15 PM
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  • 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
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    July 10, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
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    July 09, 2018, 06:00:07 PM
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    July 05, 2018, 08:44:20 PM
  • 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


Author Topic: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!  (Read 8075 times)

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nuageo

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Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« on: April 09, 2016, 10:24:50 PM »
Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
This is impressive and probably a record in comics!  :D


The Downloader

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 10:46:42 PM »
I've read about 95% of them so far.

Great Gazoo

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Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 11:01:42 PM »
Archie has been around for 76 years now so if they have published 25,000 stories that is an average of almost 329 stories per year. And since there is only 365 days a year averaging almost 329 stories a year is pretty impressive for that long.

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 11:13:23 PM »
But let's not forget that they have repeated stories many times throughout the years. Some are completely the same, on some they changed a couple of details here and there but it is still the same thing. I wonder how many stories total there are without counting the repeated ones...But it doesn't matter, they have a huge catalog of great stories we all love.

invisifan

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 11:18:55 PM »
Even the 32-page books generally had an average of 3-4 stories (5-6 or 11-12 pagers) per book and in it’s hey day there could easily be an average of 10 issues a month — which could be about 500 stories a year over the 50 years when the was most active (say 1945-1995) that’s 50×500=25000 stories right there … factoring in the other 25 years and tons 1 page & ½ pages stories even removing reprinting and maybe non-Archie (superheroes, Li’l Jinx and Katy Keene, etc) that’s probably still conservative …

Deb

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 11:53:02 PM »
In terms of holding a record, I would imagine that the worldwide output of Walt Disney comics probably has Archie beat, as many countries have produced their own material as well as reprinting the US output.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 01:17:48 AM »
Marvel and DC Comics must have easily exceeded that number since the late 1930s, when they both began publishing stories which would eventually become part of their respective universes. That's even discounting the many licensed titles they have published over the years featuring characters which they don't own (just as ACP's figure of 25000 doesn't include the Archie Adventure/Archie Action titles like TMNT and SONIC). That's because the number of new (discounting reprint) comic book story pages that those other comic companies publish in any given month in their history has always exceeded the number published by ACP by factors of 2 to 50 times as many, so it more than balances against the fact that the majority of comics published by those companies since the 1980s have featured only a single story, instead of the 3 or more you'd find in a typical Archie Comic.

That estimate of 25000 they're giving isn't just for stories featuring Archie, because the title of the book is "The Best of Archie Comics" not "The Best of Archie" (the character). If Marvel or DC Comics were to publish a similar book series featuring the best of the company-owned stories from their 75+ years' history, they'd both have a lot more stories to choose from.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 01:38:28 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

nuageo

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Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 01:47:32 AM »
Marvel and DC Comics must have easily exceeded that number since the late 1930s, when they both began publishing stories which would eventually become part of their respective universes. That's even discounting the many licensed titles they have published over the years featuring characters which they don't own (just as ACP's figure of 25000 doesn't include the Archie Adventure/Archie Action titles like TMNT and SONIC). That's because the number of titles those other comic companies publish at any given time has always exceeded the number of titles published by ACP by factors of 2 to 10 times as many, so it more than balances against the fact that the majority of comics published by those companies since the 1980s have featured only a single story, instead of the 3 or more you'd find in a typical Archie Comic.

That estimate of 25000 they're giving isn't just for stories featuring Archie, because the title of the book is "The Best of Archie Comics" not "The Best of Archie" (the character). If Marvel or DC Comics were to publish a similar book series featuring the best of the company-owned stories from their 75+ years' history, they'd both have a lot more stories to choose from.


It is over 25000 stories with Archie and his friends.
I do not think Superman has over 25000 stories or Donald Duck has over 25000 stories.  ;D



DeCarlo Rules

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 02:01:43 AM »

It is over 25000 stories with Archie and his friends.
I do not think Superman has over 25000 stories or Donald Duck has over 25000 stories.  ;D

Admittedly, it's easy to do, and the company actually is encouraging you to identify the company with the character (thus... the name - duh). But statistics can lead you astray. That's 25000 stories that the company owns, and thus are fair game from which to choose "The Best of Archie Comics" (and naturally, many of those stories 25000 stories that do NOT feature Archie & Friends are going to be automatically discounted as "not the best").

It's not 25000 stories featuring Archie and his friends. Perhaps the greater percentage of those stories do, but not all of them. And you'd be dead wrong about Superman (and Batman) "and friends" not having as many stories as Archie, if they were all tallied. Donald Duck, I'm not sure... are we counting those featuring Mickey, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy, Chip & Dale, Uncle Scrooge, Huey Dewey & Louie, Gyro Gearloose, etc.? Then I'd say yes, easily more than Archie & Friends.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 02:07:28 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

invisifan

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 02:15:22 AM »
It is over 25000 stories with Archie and his friends.
I do not think Superman has over 25000 stories or Donald Duck has over 25000 stories.  ;D



For Superman — rough guess about 5000 stories specifically centred on him, maybe more, depending what & how you count … but Batman would have a lot more (8000-10000 I’d guess and probably double for the extended “Bat-family”) and that’s not counting the Justice League & it’s variants or Legion or Titsns … and since the entire line is one Universe (like by Archie we count B&V and Jug, Reggie, Cheryl, etc.) that barely scratches the surface — and those would average 18+ pages … Marvel is worse/more …
Disney on the other hand is big business, but not in comics … even with the international stories

nuageo

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Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2016, 02:17:44 AM »
Superman has super hero friends but it's not the same.  :)

Maybe over 20000 stories if we remove Li'l Jinx, Katy Keen, etc.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2016, 02:26:01 AM »
Superman has super hero friends but it's not the same.  :)

Maybe over 20000 stories if we remove Li'l Jinx, Katy Keen, etc.

I suspect even that number is inflated, because they can count a puzzle page or a 1/2 page gag as a "story".  If the estimate of who had the most stories had been made in the mid-1990s, I might be inclined to agree that Archie and friends was a serious contender as the record-holder, but in the past 20 years, the number of new Archie stories began to evaporate like a puddle after a spring rain. Meanwhile, the franchises like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Avengers continue to proliferate like mold.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2016, 03:11:17 AM »
Oh, and don't forget that these counted as part of that "25000 stories to choose from". We can take that as fact, not mere speculation, because we KNOW that these were included among the reprints in The Best of Archie Comics.



Those 2 to 4 panel stories ran every single day from 1946 to 2011, for 65 years. Each one of those strips counts as +1 for Archie's total, the same way that a typical 22-page issue of Batman counts as +1 towards his total. I wouldn't doubt that they included ads in which Archie & friends appeared, as well (whether ads for Hostess Fruit Pies and Twinkies or Capri Sun Fruit Drinks, or just those in which a small head of Archie appeared, hawking back issues or subscriptions, with a dialogue balloon spouting something like "Hey pals 'n' gals! Fill out the coupon below and send me all your money! Don't forget, the more you spend, the more you save!").
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 03:21:57 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

nuageo

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Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2016, 03:29:38 AM »
Oh, and don't forget that these counted as part of that "25000 stories to choose from". We can take that as fact, not mere speculation, because we KNOW that these were included among the reprints in The Best of Archie Comics.



Those 2 to 4 panel stories ran every single day from 1946 to 2011, for 65 years. Each one of those strips counts as +1 for Archie's total, the same way that a typical 22-page issue of Batman counts as +1 towards his total. I wouldn't doubt that they included ads in which Archie & friends appeared, as well (whether ads for Hostess Fruit Pies and Twinkies or Capri Sun Fruit Drinks, or just those in which a small head of Archie appeared, hawking back issues or subscriptions, with a dialogue balloon spouting something like "Hey pals 'n' gals! Fill out the coupon below and send me all your money! Don't forget, the more you spend, the more you save!").

65 years X 365 days = 23725 panel stories  :o

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Wow, Archie has over 25000 stories!
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2016, 03:31:54 AM »
65 years X 365 days = 23725 panel stories  :o

Well, technically it was really only 64.5 years, so... 23,542.

 


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