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Aug 13 2022 9:51am
DeCarlo Rules: According to the current profiles for "traditional" characters on Archiecomics.com, the official nomenclature now is: Josie McCoy, Melody Valentine, and Valerie Smith. Pepper has no character profile, but there are only 21 of them.

Aug 12 2022 5:23pm
Tuxedo Mark: The new Pepper story that came out uses Valentine for Melody, so I guess that's officially her last name now.

Aug 12 2022 3:11pm
Tuxedo Mark: Melody's last name was Jones in the comics and Valentine in the movie. In the Josie manga (which came out after the movie), Josie's last name was Jones for the sole purpose of making a Bridget Jones reference. I forget what the New Riverdale comics used.

Aug 12 2022 3:09pm
Tuxedo Mark: Valerie's had the last name Smith in the comics, but I don't know when that started. Her last name in the movie was Brown. Josie's last name was James in the comics and McCoy in the movie and on Riverdale.

Aug 12 2022 10:56am
DeCarlo Rules: It's weird that sometimes they acknowledge that a character hasn't been seen in some time (I remember them doing that with Frankie Valdez, Evelyn Evernever, and Cheryl).

Aug 12 2022 10:53am
DeCarlo Rules: And Pepper did have a small appearance somewhere else in a classic story since Civil Chore, but I can't remember now. But the recent digest story is the first where she's actually the title character.

Aug 12 2022 10:50am
DeCarlo Rules: Valerie's had the last name Smith since... the 2001 movie? Unless Pepper's last name predates that , I can't see any excuse for using Smith again.

Aug 12 2022 10:47am
DeCarlo Rules: Stories have definitely been rescheduled from their original solicitations. Some digest solicits that promised two stories did not deliver when published..

Aug 10 2022 10:19am
Tuxedo Mark: I think we're meant to assume Pepper (like all of the rarely-used characters) have been in Riverdale this whole time (see, for example, Civil Chore, where she cameoed), but they don't warrant appearances.

Aug 10 2022 10:05am
Tuxedo Mark: And Josie and Pepper only just now go shopping for new swimsuits.

Archie story pitch

Started by darkmark, September 16, 2019, 04:05:38 PM

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darkmark

This was a story pitch I made to Vic Gorelick, which was passed over.  See what you think of it.


 THE ARCHIES plot
Open with a shot of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, and Jughead at a Derrick Klampton concert (guess who he's based on), admiring his guitar mastery.  Arch and company mentally review the groups he's been in—the Yardguards, Dream, Derrick and the Dynamos.  They come away pumped for action at their next concert in a nearby club.
The next night, the Archies play their gig.  Outside, Derrick and a couple of his mates notice the posters on the club and Derrick reflects on how he started like this in some pubs around London.  He votes to go in.  The Archies wind up their opening number and Derrick gets up and asks if he could sit in.  Starstruck, the band says yeah.
Derrick has one of his mates fetch him a guitar from his van and our heroes start into "Sugar, Sugar", but Derrick starts out with a blazing solo before they get to the words.  They finally get to the vocals, but Derrick's hard-rockin' style and fretboard pyrotechnics don't match the song.  When they get to the bridge, Derrick takes off, but the band realize they can't keep up with him.  At first the crowd gets off to it, but when they realize the Archies are one-by-one dropping off, the cheers turn to catcalls.
Derrick winds up his solo, and is dumbfounded the band is staring at him.  He asks what's going on.  Archie explains that Derrick is a hero guitarist, all right, but he's not fitting in with the band.  They come back in and finish the song the way it was supposed to be played.  Applause.
Abashed,  Derrick apologizes to everyone.  He admits that when he started out, he wasn't much better than them...but he worked hard at his gigs, and finally gained the proficiency he has now.  He asks them if they'd give him...well...a second chance.  The Archies look at each other and then say, "Do you know 'Who's Your Baby'?"  He tells them he'll pick it up.
This time, when Derrick plays, he complements the band instrumentally, and they accept him.  Reggie asks sneakily if Archie thinks the new guy will work out, and Archie replies, "Give him a chance, Reg, give him a chance!"

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