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  • DeCarlo Rules: What I don't understand is why they're trying to discourage subscriptions to B&V FRIENDS Jumbo digest. It's been published at 10 times per year frequency for the last 3 years -- just like the other B&V jumbo digest. So if they're both published just as often, why do they offer a choice of 10 issue or 20 issue subscriptions for BETTY & VERONICA, but only a 6 issue subscription for B&V FRIENDS? You can get a 12-issue subscription to B&V FRIENDS on the website, but if I remember correctly, the printed ad for subs only offers the 6-issue sub option. Why isn't it the same option as the other digests (10 issues or 20 issues), if they're all published 10 times a year? And they ARE.
    July 21, 2018, 01:11:44 PM
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  • DeCarlo Rules: So, so predictable... they love to exploit NUMBERS, whether it's a single digit (1 or 0) or a triple-digit ending in 00. Good lord, I can't believe they're actually giving Jamie Rotante ANOTHER B&V series to write ruin! She is the worst I've read -- although it's a tough call, Marguerite Bennett was pretty horrible as well. Nick Spencer can actually be quite good as a writer... or pretty bad, depending on the character and the direction. He was great on ANT-MAN and SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN (both books that had a strong humorous subtext), and not so hot on CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS. And he's he new writer on (yet another) first issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, so I wouldn't guess the ARCHIE gig will last. ACP could probably only afford to hire him for that ONE issue, #700.
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  • Vegan Jughead: News on new numbering for the Archie Flagship series and a new B&V series and DeCarlo Rules, you ain't gonna be into this!  And really neither am I: [link]
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  • DeCarlo Rules: So both ARCHIE and RIVERDALE are "on hiatus"? That means ACP has no ongoing floppy comic titles. Not a good sign. Good thing they still have the digests going (knock on wood).
    July 05, 2018, 12:12:47 AM


Author Topic: So do anyone have any new questions? We need something big to happen.  (Read 920 times)

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BettyReggie


So do anyone have any new questions? We need something big to happen.
For instance the issues that were really big were
Archie #600 -#606 which was back in Oct 2009 until March 2010.
Archie Meets Kiss which was in January till April in 2012.
Archie #635 'Occupy Riverdale! issue in September 2012
Archie #636 'The Great Switcheroo which was in October 2012
Archie #639 The Naughty Clause which in Jan 2013
Archie #646  'A Really Hot Date' which was in September 2013
Archie #656  'Let's Hear it for Harper which was in July 2014
Archie #666  which was in July 2015
Archie #1 September 2015
Archie Meets Ramones which was in Oct 2016

DeCarlo Rules

Those were the highlights of the 21st Century ACP publishing efforts. No surprise to find that most of those involved either Dan Parent or Gisele. The lackadaisical response in sales terms to both LIFE WITH KEVIN and YOUR PAL ARCHIE probably means those will stand as the last gasps of experimentation in trying to stretch the boundaries of the classic Archie formula. It feels sad to see it all go by the wayside...  :(  Also notable were some of the fun 'Archie multiverse' stories which Fernando Ruiz worked on like The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. and Night at the Comic Shop.

In retrospect, ARCHIE #600-606 wasn't that great (certainly not representative of Stan Goldberg's finest work, that's for sure) -- it was more significant in hindsight for setting up the premise for spinning off LIFE WITH ARCHIE (which I'm surprised you didn't mention, along with the KEVIN KELLER series). Even some of the lesser experimental efforts like Andrew Pepoy's KATY KEENE reboot and the updated, more realistic version of JINX were fun. The new COSMO is something along those lines, but I hold little hope for its survival in the current marketplace.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 04:20:40 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

I forgot about Life With Kevin. That series was great but I only was able to get the first 3 issues on my phone. I'm getting the book from Amazon.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 04:21:45 PM by BettyReggie »

Mr.Lodge

I know I'll get killed for saying this but I'll say it anyway.....

There's absolutely nothing going on with ACP. ACP is dying if not already dead.

It's classic Archie or nothing.
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Vegan Jughead

I know I'll get killed for saying this but I'll say it anyway.....

There's absolutely nothing going on with ACP. ACP is dying if not already dead.

It's classic Archie or nothing.


Not for me.  I like the new books and RIVERDALE.  I love classic Archie too.  I like it all.

DeCarlo Rules

I like the new MIGHTY CRUSADERS series and to a lesser extent, COSMO... just as I liked YOUR PAL ARCHIE (and when I eventually got to read it in print form as a trade paperback, LIFE WITH KEVIN). It's my feeling that these barely registered with the general comics consumers -- mere blips on the radar. I don't expect CRUSADERS or COSMO will last into the double-digit issue #s, either, and neither will B&V VIXENS (real mixed feelings on that one).

It's just a huge uphill battle out there in the marketplace to find loyal readers now. Comics cost too much, and there are hundreds of titles fighting to get consumers' short attention spans.

For AWA and ChAoS, I wish they'd either wrap up the series quickly or cancel them both outright, officially. Years of "bait and wait" soliciting and cancelling of announced issues has strained my patience beyond caring.

I've got no use for the New Riverdale ARCHIE or for the TV-based RIVERDALE comic and never did, and the 3 Archie digests are boring me to tears lately so I decided to drop them all (I'll hang on reading the 2 B&V digests for a while yet, though).
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 04:55:22 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

I really liked Life with Kevin. We need more "young adult" comics like that available. The 20 something making it in the city plot was interesting. Your Pal Archie was just ok for me.

DeCarlo Rules

I really liked Life with Kevin. We need more "young adult" comics like that available. The 20 something making it in the city plot was interesting. Your Pal Archie was just ok for me.

I think I liked Your Pal Archie a lot better. I was a little puzzled by the last-minute appearance of Shrill in Life With Kevin, since she just showed up at the end and really didn't have much of a part in the series at all (why bother even adding her to the cast?). I was put off more than a little by the lack of traditional full-color printing, and again -- why was the trade paperback printed in the smaller 6"x 9" size (formerly used for the ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS trade collections, but discontinued since 2014)?  The unusual coloring choice seemed to be a visual flag to mark LWK as being aimed at an older-than-traditional reading audience, yet the print format of the TPB indicates exactly the opposite.  ???

I guess just to be consistently inconsistent, I can then expect ACP to print the Your Pal Archie TPB collection in the standard 7" x 10" (same size as floppy comics) format?

DeCarlo Rules

I really liked Life with Kevin. We need more "young adult" comics like that available. The 20 something making it in the city plot was interesting. Your Pal Archie was just ok for me.

Actually, now that I've given a little thought to my impression of Life With Kevin, and how the series ended (with Kevin moving away from the city), what I'd rather see than more Life With Kevin is a spinoff -- Life With Veronica, focusing on Veronica and Shrill as roommates, trying to make it in New York. (With the traditional full-color palette, please!)

The way I see it the first issue would have to focus on Veronica finding a way out of her dead-end waitressing job(s), as in "when the going gets tough, the tough get going". She finally can't take it any more, and gets fired up and brings a little of the old Lodge entrepreneurial savvy to the fore, creating her own opportunities. Veronica should be using her natural charisma, style, and self-confidence, and whatever business sense she's been able to acquire from her father, to sell other people on herself and her big ideas.

"...You might just make it after all....!"


AND of course, much more of Shrill -- I always thought she had a lot of potential as a character, so let's get to see it.

Mr.Lodge

How about Chloe Mancuso as a photographer, Trula Twyst as a psychologist or Cricket O'Dell as an investment banker?
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DeCarlo Rules

How about Chloe Mancuso as a photographer, Trula Twyst as a psychologist or Cricket O'Dell as an investment banker?

I once had an idea for a LIFE WITH JUGHEAD series which would have been about Jughead and Trula as a young married couple. One of those odd marriages where people look at them and say "I just don't know what they see in each other -- they seem completely mismatched", but it would actually be a modern spin on an I Love Lucy-type series (with Jughead in this case playing the "Lucy" role), or some stories would be more like The Honeymooners with Jughead combining the roles of both Ralph and Norton. Actually, it would also be a little bit like The Bob Newhart Show, with Trula in the role of Bob Hartley, too.

I can definitely see Chloe Mancuso as some kind of papparazzo, but I've never really figured out how Cricket's mutant olfactory power to smell money would work in the real world of finance.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 12:24:49 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Maybe you should give Dan Parent your idea. Maybe he will want to make Life With Veronica or Life With Jughead. They both would make great graphic novels.

 


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