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Author Topic: Your Pal Archie  (Read 2619 times)

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Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 01:34:45 AM »
...Actually, DCR, I believe I was talking about ACP's decision to make B&V 16 in the official guide/statistics on the website!
  I tbought that what I wrote made that entirely clear that that was what I was writing about! Perhaps I failed to do so...

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2017, 05:54:35 AM »
...Actually, DCR, I believe I was talking about ACP's decision to make B&V 16 in the official guide/statistics on the website!
  I tbought that what I wrote made that entirely clear that that was what I was writing about! Perhaps I failed to do so...

I think you can always find the odd reference here or there in one story or another where they might be referred to as older, but I've always taken it as given that they're all 16 (as a median age, with all the gang's ages being less than a year's difference) and Juniors in high school.

Most of the original source material of the characters seems to have been drawn from Bob Montana's own memories of his years at Haverhill High School, particularly the last year he attended, which was Junior year. After that his family moved to Manchester, NH and he finished his high school education as a Senior at Manchester High, but the characters in ARCHIE all seem to be drawn from his memories of people he knew while at Haverhill High.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Your Pal Archie
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 06:32:18 PM »
I read issue #3 (but I'm not going to talk about the stories and give any spoilers). It was good -- better even than the first two issues (which I liked). I could get used to this as an ongoing series, so it's kind of a drag that there are only going to be 2 more issues. Not that I really had any expectations of it bucking the current trend at ACP and being some kind of breakout title. Ah well. I guess 5 issues is better than none, and more than I could even really expect.

So I've been buying these variant cover versions of the regular issues, with part of a long connecting scene with artwork by Les McClane. I'm really only buying them (in addition to the regular, Dan Parent cover) to support the book, so the first couple I just bagged & boarded and filed away without even looking at them. But today I just happened to really be looking at #3, and there are quite a few characters in there, with a little story going on in the background if you look hard.

#1 - Sheila Wu and ? (could be Shrill, but it doesn't really look like her) are reading a fashion magazine with a cover story about Katy Keene, while Dilton holds an old issue of PEP (with The Shield on the cover) open, showing it to Midge and Moose. Behind them, Betty holds on to Archie's arm as they stroll through the parking lot (since when does Pop's Chok'lit Shoppe have a parking lot?) towards the door of Pop's. Behind them, Cricket O'Dell spots a piece of folding money on the ground, and behind her sitting on a wall, Salem is being doused by a little storm cloud (because he's sitting next to Jinx Malloy). Behind the wall, zombie Jughead and zombie Ethel are emerging from the trees behind January McAndrews, while behind them, Sabrina hovers on her broomstick, waving at Harvey Kinkle from outside his second-floor window. Behind Sabrina, Evilheart is flying towards a big tree in which Captain Hero is perched on a large branch. The tree is located in front of a house where we can see the tiny figures of Fred & Mary Andrews and Alice & Hal Cooper.

#2 - Betty and a smiling Archie have just entered through the door of Pop's and Betty is frowning when she sees Veronica waving at them (sharing a booth with Reggie, who's also frowning). At the booth behind them (to the left on the cover) sit RHS faculty Coach Clayton, Ms. Grundy, Prof. Flutesnoot and Mr. Weatherbee. Behind Betty & Archie, Pop is at the counter serving up a pile of hamburgers on a platter to Jughead, standing at the counter. Jughead has his back to Linda Moore and Wilbur Wilkin, sitting on counter stools, and Wilbur is looking off-cover to the right, sipping on a straw in a big milkshake, while Linda stares up at him with a forelorn look on her face. Behind them, outside Pop's back window, Sabrina carries Harvey off on her broomstick as below them, zombie Jughead and zombie Ethel and zombie Grundy advance behind zombie Weatherbee toward January McAndrews and Deputy Marshall Forsythe P. Jones (he's in uniform) of the Time Police. Fortunately, Pureheart the Powerful, patrolling overhead, has spotted the situation.

#3 - Zombies Weatherbee and Grundy are attacking Harvey Kinkle, as he dangles from Sabrina's broomstick by one hand, and the zombies attempt to grab his feet. Pureheart is keeping zombies Jughead & Ethel at bay while Time Police Jughead and January escape. Zombie Moose and zombie Midge are arriving to assist the other zombies, and Evilheart & Captain Hero are zooming down from the left to help Pureheart in battling them, while Superteen is about to land from above right behind Pureheart. There is a large TV monitor in front of the window (showing Josie and the Pussycats playing) and beneath the monitor outside the window we can see Chester and Mad Doctor Doom lurking behind some trees. Over at the left side of the cover we can see Laurie Lake sitting at the counter, sipping on a straw sharing that same milkshake that Wilbur was drinking on #2's cover. She has her back to Alec and is ignoring him, as he slouches on his counter stool, frowning. The stool to the right of Alec is unoccupied, but the next one is occupied by Trula Twyst (wearing a light blue U.G.A.J. t-shirt) as she eyes Jughead who's just strolled past her carrying his huge platter of hamburgers. Watch out, Juggie! You're heading into the middle of a food fight! Ginger Snapp is sitting at the counter in a yellow t-shirt, about to throw a big wad of what looks like (maybe) pizza dough? (There's another, much larger wad of the same stuff sailing over her head.) Sitting at booths in front of all this, Cheryl and Jason Blossom share a booth with Valerie Smith's brother Trev and Cheryl is handing a smirking Reggie a strawberry milkshake, as Reggie looks back over his shoulder to the right, at the booth occupied by Archie, who stares blissfully into Veronica's eyes as Betty sits opposite with arms folded and a look of extreme irritation on her face.
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