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Dec 03 2021 12:53pm
DeCarlo Rules: And I;'m sure all the stories would find multi-use afterwards in different formats.

Dec 03 2021 12:51pm
DeCarlo Rules: Those graphic novels are just shots in the dark, though.... let's try something like this, let's try something like that for a different target audience. They could do an 80-page giant comic with a bunch of different new stories, though.

Nov 28 2021 10:14pm
Tuxedo Mark: And there hasn't been a novel (probably the cheapest thing to create) in over a year.

Nov 28 2021 10:13pm
Tuxedo Mark: They might not think it's something that'll make them any money. Heck, their new original graphic novel, The Riverdale Diaries 2: Starring Veronica, isn't exactly setting the charts on fire (in any format).

Nov 28 2021 10:30am
DeCarlo Rules: You'd think consumers could at least get some kind of ARCHIE 80th Anniversary Special (and I don't mean reprints). It's practically criminal. Can you imagine Marvel or DC letting their 80th Anniversary slide by without some one-shot celebrating it?

Nov 24 2021 10:09am
Hanna Barbera Montana: This Friday the Comic Con museum will be having a exhibit celebrating 80 years of Archie: https://archiecomics.com/comic-con-museum-to-launch-eight-decades-of-archie-exhibit/

Nov 19 2021 4:44pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Makeover Mayhem!" from Cheryl Blossom #8: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/11/19/comics-makeover-mayhem/

Nov 17 2021 6:51am
DeCarlo Rules: Yet another variation on Little Archie, like The New Archies. It;s never an animated version of the basic classic Archie, high school sitcom.

Nov 15 2021 9:22am
Tuxedo Mark: There was that aborted animated series, "It's Archie", which would have been made by the same group that did the latest Sabrina animated series. It would have featured the gang in elementary school.

Nov 15 2021 9:16am
DeCarlo Rules: Right -- I was thinking specifically of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie... the core group. But when you said "Riverdale" it made me think that an animated spinoff of the TV series is actually the greater likelihood now, not some comedy-based show.

Really?

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

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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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