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May 15 2021 2:06pm
DeCarlo Rules: Sure wish that IDW/ Library of American Comics had continued collecting the Archie strips by Montana past that first 1946-48 volume, instead of skipping ahead  to the Sixties.

May 12 2021 11:49am
Hanna Barbera Montana: R.C. Harvey over at The Comics Journal talks about Bob Montana and the creation of the character: http://www.tcj.com/bob-montanas-archie-newspaper-comic-strip-and-who-actually-invented-archie/

May 06 2021 10:41am
Tuxedo Mark: The newest Bite Sized Archie strip acknowledges the sliding timeline: https://archiecomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BSA_21_Twitter-880x1024.jpg

May 02 2021 9:45pm
Tuxedo Mark: Ladies and gentlemen, Josie and the Pussycats! https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/05/02/josie-and-the-pussycats-film/

Apr 30 2021 10:09am
DeCarlo Rules: Are the owners dead?  Who wants this woman put in prison for a felony change over a forgotten video tepe? The whole thing's insane. I sort of like her defense though -- "I would never watch anything like that, that proves I;m innocent".

Apr 29 2021 10:45am
Tuxedo Mark: The store went out of business years ago.

Apr 29 2021 10:03am
DeCarlo Rules: Just make her pay the store owners for the price of the tape and let it go.

Apr 29 2021 10:01am
DeCarlo Rules: So what, was the video store just charging her for a weekly rental fee every week since 1999 when it was overdue? That's why it's a felony, because the charges added up to thousands of dollars after all that time?

Apr 21 2021 11:14am
Tuxedo Mark: It might be a glitch, because all of the digests are now missing, and I'd just seen Archie Showcase Digest and World of Betty and Veronica Digest (and even read the new story in the latter).

Really?

Started by DeCarlo Rules, November 26, 2020, 03:28:43 PM

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DeCarlo Rules

Would you trust Archie Andrews to be your guide to the world of dating? Let's face it, he's not exactly Jiminy Cricket.

Spoiler Alert: I already know The Secret of Betty's Ponytail.
(It's that little black ribbon she uses to tie around her hair.)

Tuxedo Mark

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on November 26, 2020, 03:28:43 PMSpoiler Alert: I already know The Secret of Betty's Ponytail.
(It's that little black ribbon she uses to tie around her hair.)

Doesn't her ponytail play some role into her transformation into Superteen in those AU superhero stories? Or am I misremembering?
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November 27, 2020, 01:16:53 PM #2 Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 03:52:57 PM by Hanna Barbera Montana
Quote from: Tuxedo Mark on November 27, 2020, 08:17:10 AM
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on November 26, 2020, 03:28:43 PMSpoiler Alert: I already know The Secret of Betty's Ponytail.
(It's that little black ribbon she uses to tie around her hair.)

Doesn't her ponytail play some role into her transformation into Superteen in those AU superhero stories? Or am I misremembering?


Yep. She twisted her ponytail.

DeCarlo Rules

December 05, 2020, 10:00:10 AM #3 Last Edit: December 05, 2020, 10:03:36 AM by DeCarlo Rules
It's inconsistent, just like Pureheart the Powerful. As far as I know, the magic ponytail-twisting thing is only mentioned once, in the story "Superteen Strikes Again" from BETTY AND ME #3.

In the origin story "It All Began..." in that same issue, she doesn't need to twist her ponytail to first turn into Superteen. She's already trying to save Archie (and has her hands full trying to hold on to him) when her ponytail gets caught in a small bush, and it's the only thing keeping both her and Archie from plunging to their deaths on a teetering rock ledge sticking out from the face of a cliff. A caption in a panel where she strains to hold on to Archie suggests "Maybe it was the superhuman desire and determination to save the one she loved, ...but suddenly..." In fact, a close reading of that story seems to suggest that it's really Betty's purity of heart and unselfish desire to protect Archie that calls up superpower somewhere from deep within her. On page 2 it was mentioned in a caption that "The yearning to hold and protect kept building and building...'

In stories from before BETTY AND ME #3 like "Just Imagine" (B&V 118) and "The Consumer" (B&V 119) she just changes into Superteen without doing anything special, and the suggestion seems to be she just changes from her street clothes into her superhero costume, but "It All Began..." seems to be presented as a flashback story.

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