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  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
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  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
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  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
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  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


Author Topic: Your Pal Archie  (Read 2515 times)

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Vegan Jughead

Your Pal Archie
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:26:37 AM »
Got issue one in the mail yesterday as part of my subscription.


Pretty fun!  Great art and I like that there's several shorter stories instead of one long one.  B&V are beautiful drawn by Dan of course!!!

BettyReggie

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 01:41:53 PM »
My copies are coming from Midtown Comics.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 01:53:10 PM »
Got issue one in the mail yesterday as part of my subscription.


Pretty fun!  Great art and I like that there's several shorter stories instead of one long one.  B&V are beautiful drawn by Dan of course!!!

I thought I read an interview with Dan that said each issue would have two stories -- one complete, and another which continues into the next issue.

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 02:11:13 PM »
I got mine in the mail a few days ago and really enjoyed it! I thought it was quite funny, and having it continue into the next issue makes it more interesting.

I also really want to get my hands on the 5 variant covers when they come out!

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 03:12:09 PM »
I like the idea of 2 stories in each issue, and the idea that one is complete, but the other is continued in the next issue. That allows for variety of stories (if you don't like one of them that much, you may like the other one better), plus stories of different lengths. And if it's done right, the "continued" story can be written in such a way that it's sort-of complete in itself, while still leading into a second part - basically complications or consequences arising from the events of the first part. That gives it a connection and encourages people to pick up the following issue to see what's going to happen next.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 06:17:41 PM »
Your Pal Archie #1 was good. It contains 3 stories, the first of which (12 pages) is complete in this issue. The second story (8 pages) is Part 1 of a longer story, so it ends on a "To Be Continued!" teaser (not going to give away any spoilers here). The third story is a classic B&V reprint (5 pages), although the story selected is a relatively recent one, also by Dan Parent, so it doesn't look so obvious that it's a reprint (although it does actually say it's a classic reprint, so they're not trying to fool anyone here). It seemed vaguely familar to me, without checking, so I'm going to say it probably appeared in one of the two B&V digest titles within the past couple of years. It felt like a good selection to add some extra pages.

The cosmetic makeover of the characters was a little off-putting to me when first previewed, but in actual practice it doesn't make the stories that different. It felt like Ty and Dan were working from a presumption of readers having no real prior familiarity with the classic stories, so it's a bit of a clean break and a fresh start from that aspect. Notably absent from either of the new stories were any of those secondary supporting characters (virtually all of whom were created in the past decade) that Dan frequently likes working into his digest stories, since most new readers would not be familiar with them. All things considered, I find this to be a more-than-acceptable replacement floppy title for the 1st series ARCHIE, which ceased publication with issue #666 just about 2 years ago now, in a way that the New Riverdale ARCHIE will never be a replacement for me personally. I can accept it as an "alternate Archieverse" title for a different audience than me, but that's all. To me it will never be the "main" Archie.

I've mentioned this before, but all I really want is more new pages of classic Archie stories. I don't care what format they're in. It doesn't have to be the floppy comic format. I can accept the cosmetic facelift because that's what they think they need to do in order to sell this comic in the direct market. I'd probably have been happier to see them making a real effort to attract new readers to the digest titles by adding more pages of new stories (10-20 pages in every title), because that's where the real market for Archie seems to exist to me, outside the comic shops. If it were up to me I'd be making real efforts to reconnect the Archie characters with their main demographic, school-age kids, by pursuing formats that would get NEW stories into schools and libraries, where there already exists a "captive audience" of readers, and revitalizing the digests to make them more attractive to more readers. I do question what they think has changed in 2 years of absence of classic Archie stories in the floppy format that is suddenly going to result in a new influx of readers from the direct market (because outside of digital, that's really the only sales outlet here, comic book stores). If I had to hazard a guess I'd say they think the mere existence of Riverdale as a television show has raised awareness of the characters across the board to the point where a new classic floppy might be viable -- but I don't know... maybe I'm wrong, but it seems the mainstream comic shop consumers have always marginalized ACP's comic books and their characters, and never really embraced them like Marvel and DC's (or even Image or Dark Horse's) characters. Maybe relaunching with a new #1 will help, maybe not. I'd rather be wrong on this one.

ASS-P

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 12:53:42 PM »
...SPOILER:
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...I had a real-world " Oh, come on! " problem (Possible acronym: OCO?) with the continued story in YPA#1...........Sixteen-year-olds are not allowed to play the lottery! Period. Therefore, the way the story will work out is extremely telegraphed - Except that you'll wonder why the lottery people let Archie temporarily have the money, then, as the " Coming Up " page said they would. Okay, MAYBE they' ll work it out differemtly (uh huh) :o .. .
  As it happens, IIRC I obtained YPA about the same time that there  was a story about just this...A man had won the lottery but the lottery was denying him it az the ticket had been physically bought by his teenage son when he sent the son to the store to buy him some other stuff and a ticket (Obviously, the clerk slipped :( .)...
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ASS-P

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 12:57:17 PM »
...SPOILER:
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...I had a real-world " Oh, come on! " problem (Possible acronym: OCO?) with the continued story in YPA#1...........Sixteen-year-olds are not allowed to play the lottery! Period. Therefore, the way the story will work out is extremely telegraphed - Except that you'll wonder why the lottery people let Archie temporarily have the money, then, as the " Coming Up " page said they would. Okay, MAYBE they' ll work it out differemtly (uh huh) :o .. .
  As it happens, IIRC I obtained YPA about?? the same time that there was a story in the news about just this...A man had won the lottery but the lottery was denying him it as the ticket had been physically bought by his teenage son when he sent the son to the store to buy him some other stuff and a ticket (Obviously, the clerk slipped :( .)...

Tuxedo Mark

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 06:46:39 PM »
Sixteen-year-olds are not allowed to play the lottery!

How do you know Archie's not 18 in this story?
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Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 12:05:39 AM »
Sixteen-year-olds are not allowed to play the lottery!

How do you know Archie's not 18 in this story?

Because he's still in high school? Nothing has changed in that respect. I guess the Archieverse just has different laws regarding playing the lottery.

rusty

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 01:52:37 PM »
How do you know Archie's not 18 in this story?

Because he's still in high school? Nothing has changed in that respect. I guess the Archieverse just has different laws regarding playing the lottery.


There are plenty of high school students who are 18.  I turned 18 in January of my senior year, but I've had students who turned 18 before their senior year even started.


I haven't read the story in question and he probably isn't supposed  to be 18, but not just because he is still in high school.


DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 03:15:11 PM »
How do you know Archie's not 18 in this story?

Because he's still in high school? Nothing has changed in that respect. I guess the Archieverse just has different laws regarding playing the lottery.


There are plenty of high school students who are 18.  I turned 18 in January of my senior year, but I've had students who turned 18 before their senior year even started.


I haven't read the story in question and he probably isn't supposed  to be 18, but not just because he is still in high school.

It rarely seems to be mentioned in most stories, but the few times I can recall seeing it, Archie (and his friends) are mentioned as being 16.

But then, inconsistency is sort of the hallmark of Archie Comics stories, as in a story from earlier this year in one of the digests where Jellybean looks (and talks and acts) like she's 5 or 6 years old, as opposed to the baby or toddler she's usually portrayed as. This particular story had Archie and Jughead at a summer camp as counselors, and Jellybean as one of the campers, and she gets in trouble by running a money-making scam (selling the other campers snack foods on the sly at high markup cost) which she learned by imitating Jughead.

ASS-P

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 12:50:21 PM »
...ACP's " guide ", back at their Web site, said that Archie was 17/18, and a junior in HS??, as were all. He may have been 15/16 before?? (I do believe B&V went, likewise, in the official guide from being 15 (16) to 16 (17) - presumably make them closer to
 " fully legal " - and " Sweet Sixteen " :smitten: .)
  This was the pre-2015 Archie, and furthermore, not the itself-seperate I suppose YPA version, I guess..." A boo-boo on the writer's part", is about the only real explanation! :idiot2:

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 05:02:52 PM »
...ACP's " guide ", back at their Web site, said that Archie was 17/18, and a junior in HS??, as were all. He may have been 15/16 before?? (I do believe B&V went, likewise, in the official guide from being 15 (16) to 16 (17) - presumably make them closer to
 " fully legal " - and " Sweet Sixteen " :smitten: .)
  This was the pre-2015 Archie, and furthermore, not the itself-seperate I suppose YPA version, I guess..." A boo-boo on the writer's part", is about the only real explanation! :idiot2:

Well, I'm sure if they'd been thinking far enough ahead they would have made them all 18 to address the Riverdale gang's burning desire to purchase lottery tickets in the prescribed "fully legal" fashion. I mean clearly they are of legal age to obtain their drivers' licenses, but beyond that and a need to support the state-run gambling franchise, I can't imagine what they'd be needing to be old enough to do "fully legally". I am not a lawyer, but perhaps someone better versed in the law can explain to me the exact distinction between the "fully" type of legality and the other kind.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 06:57:49 AM »
YOUR PAL ARCHIE #3 is out next week (along with the reprint ARCHIE'S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL)!

And for Halloween ComicFest coming up the week of Halloween, another ARCHIE'S MADHOUSE minicomic!  8)

 


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