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Library Books That You All Read by BettyReggie
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What is to become of me and my collection? by JanaRonnie
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Archie and Jughead in Winter Christmas Double Date by JanaRonnie
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Archie & Me: Prank Attack by PTF
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Super Suckers: That Lady is a Real Witch by PTF
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Betty and Veronica Vixens coming to an end with issue 10 by DeCarlo Rules
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ARCHIE COMICS FOR NOVEMBER 2017 by JamesScefe
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  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Riverdale spoof: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Roughing It!" from B&V Friends #262: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:12:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


Author Topic: So do anyone have any new questions? We need something big to happen.  (Read 792 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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