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Title: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: Vespa on May 14, 2016, 06:34:00 pm
With the horror line seeming to be back on track What new title would you like to see in the horror line if any ?

I'd dig like a Archie's Weird Tales kind of book
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: daren on May 16, 2016, 03:18:49 am
As long as it can come out on time that sounds good.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 16, 2016, 07:18:41 am
Nothing, really. Two titles are plenty. It would start to get to be overkill.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: The Downloader on May 16, 2016, 07:24:42 am
NUN.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: JonInIowaCity on May 16, 2016, 03:51:06 pm
That Vampironica series would be interesting.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: spazaru on May 16, 2016, 06:21:55 pm
I want one starring Pepper where she comes back to haunt Archie Comics for dropping her from the storyline without even a send off.  It could be like Archie vs Predator where she just kills one person after another, preferably by playing really out of tune guitar, thereby showing why she wasn't in the Pussycats. 

Something like that. 
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on May 16, 2016, 06:37:59 pm
Quote from: spazaru on May 16, 2016, 06:21:55 pm
I want one starring Pepper where she comes back to haunt Archie Comics for dropping her from the storyline without even a send off.  It could be like Archie vs Predator where she just kills one person after another, preferably by playing really out of tune guitar, thereby showing why she wasn't in the Pussycats. 

Something like that.



You make me long for simpler times when PTF would just suggest something like giving Segarini his own series.
I mean, come ON!  Obviously playing the guitar badly is Albert's job. Pepper needs her hands free to hold the knives.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: 60sBettyandReggie on May 16, 2016, 08:05:21 pm
Quote from: spazaru on May 16, 2016, 06:21:55 pm
I want one starring Pepper where she comes back to haunt Archie Comics for dropping her from the storyline without even a send off.  It could be like Archie vs Predator where she just kills one person after another, preferably by playing really out of tune guitar, thereby showing why she wasn't in the Pussycats. 

Something like that.



;D  I would read that.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: Mazz on May 19, 2016, 11:56:24 pm
I was reading The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and then it was gone for a long time. I have read a few Afterlife comics, but it didn't grab me like the Sabrina one. I am glad it is back and I hope it is here to stay and is out regularly. I think Sabrina is perfect for the horror line of stories.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: Betty Girl on June 27, 2016, 02:59:21 pm
Quote from: JonInIowaCity on May 16, 2016, 03:51:06 pm
That Vampironica series would be interesting.



I'd like to see this come around, as well.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on June 27, 2016, 04:15:34 pm
Quote from: Betty Girl on June 27, 2016, 02:59:21 pm
Quote from: JonInIowaCity on May 16, 2016, 03:51:06 pm
That Vampironica series would be interesting.



I'd like to see this come around, as well.


Except that they never said it was a series (or a proposed series). It could have been an idea for AWA or ChAoS. Probably AWA, since it was drawn by Francavilla.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: 60sBettyandReggie on June 27, 2016, 04:47:38 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on May 16, 2016, 07:18:41 am
Nothing, really. Two titles are plenty. It would start to get to be overkill.



I agree.
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: Salem on June 06, 2018, 07:59:23 am

Quote from: 60sBettyandReggie on June 27, 2016, 04:47:38 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on May 16, 2016, 07:18:41 am
Nothing, really. Two titles are plenty. It would start to get to be overkill.



I agree.

Well now, we are four titles in to Archie Horror imprint - how is everyone feeling about the line so far? We have Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Jughead: The Hunger, and now, Vamperonica. I have yet to read The Hunger, but I have been loving the rest - with Chilling being my favorite book by far. I do have a soft-spot for Witchy tales, though.

Salem
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: Vegan Jughead on June 06, 2018, 08:23:50 am
Quote from: Salem on June 06, 2018, 07:59:23 am

Quote from: 60sBettyandReggie on June 27, 2016, 04:47:38 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on May 16, 2016, 07:18:41 am
Nothing, really. Two titles are plenty. It would start to get to be overkill.



I agree.

Well now, we are four titles in to Archie Horror imprint - how is everyone feeling about the line so far? We have Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Jughead: The Hunger, and now, Vamperonica. I have yet to read The Hunger, but I have been loving the rest - with Chilling being my favorite book by far. I do have a soft-spot for Witchy tales, though.

Salem



I'm waiting for the trade on Vampironica, but I've loved The Hunger so far! 
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: Captain Jetpack on July 06, 2018, 07:09:28 am
I remember a 70s era comic, with Betty possessed.
In that case, by a haunted teddy bear (true story).


But Archie Comics, doing "The Exorcist",  as a homage?
With Betty doing the pea-soup thing?
Sure.
Why not. 8)
Title: Re: What new title would you like to see in the horror line ?
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on July 07, 2018, 07:33:01 am
Quote from: Captain Jetpack on July 06, 2018, 07:09:28 am
I remember a 70s era comic, with Betty possessed.
In that case, by a haunted teddy bear (true story).


But Archie Comics, doing "The Exorcist",  as a homage?
With Betty doing the pea-soup thing?
Sure.
Why not. 8)


LIFE WITH ARCHIE #125 (September 1972), "Nightmare Nursery".
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There has been at least one direct sequel to this story:
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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #58 (August 2002), "Return to Nightmare Nursery"

In addition, the Cheryl Blossom story "Highland Spirit" (CHERYL BLOSSOM #31, May 2000) shares a vaguely similar plotline (the theme here being the spirits of the restless departed) - although no teddy bears were involved. Both stories were written and drawn by Holly Golightly.

Of course, Betty was also once possessed by the spirt of an evil gypsy woman, Felicity Goodbody (in BETTY & ME #80-81, a plot thread in the ongoing epic (8 parts!) drama of "Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper!" which ran in BETTY AND ME between the October 1976 and August 1977 issues (#79-86).

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None of those tales can stack up against JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #72's "Vengeance From the Crypt", however -- in which Josie's body is possessed by the vengeful demonic spirit of Alexandra's dear departed ancient Aunt Julia. In the ensuing panic following Josie's possessed rampage, Alexandra takes charge of the group and exorcises the evil relative's ghost by using a handy Bible and forcing Josie to remain in contact with it, repelling the ectoplasmic bodynapper. The fact that the girls all engaged in this fearful struggle against supernatural evil while clad only in their bikinis would have made it the perfect scenario for a drive-in movie. Surprisingly, Al Hartley had nothing to do with this story (credit or blame must fall squarely on the shoulders of Frank Doyle and Stan Goldberg). Josie had earlier proven to be susceptible to supernatural influence in the story "The Falcon's Claw" in issue #68, and of course the late Julia Cabot hadn't been the first Cabot to dabble in the Black Arts -- generations earlier there had been Sebastian Cabot, for whom Alexandra's cat was named, and briefly, Alexandra herself (there is the vague hint that the cat is the original warlock Sebastian Cabot reincarnated, which while never so stated outright, would explain why Alexandra could invoke magical hexes while in contact with her pet) and although there's nary a passing reference to her earlier experiments in dark sorcery in this particular story, it would certainly explain how she's the first to recognize the danger but keep her wits about her, and know exactly what to do to counter the supernatural threat.

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