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Title: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: Oldiesmann on February 22, 2017, 01:54:58 AM
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Archie #20
Cheryl Blossom finally goes on the warpath, and her target will surprise you! And why does Betty have second thoughts about her new boyfriend every time Archie walks by...?

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Archie #20 CVR A Reg: Pete Woods
Archie #20 CVR B Var: Adam Gorham
Archie #20 CVR C Var: Rebekah Isaacs
On Sale Date: 5/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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The Archies One-Shot (Resolicit)
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie's quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock 'n' roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma
The Archies One-Shot CVR A Reg: Jaime Hernandez
The Archies One-Shot CVR B Var: David Mack
The Archies One-Shot CVR C Var: Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 5/24
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Betty & Veronica By Adam Hughes Volume 1 (TR)
BETTY AND VERONICA BY ADAM HUGHES VOLUME 1 collects legendary artist Adam Hughes’ iconic three issue run of the ALL-NEW Betty and Veronica comic series. Betty and Veronica are America's sweethearts... until they turn on each other! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken.
Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes, Jose Villarrubia, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Hughes
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-985-7
$12.99/$14.99CAN
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/10

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Josie and The Pussycats #7
Josie and the Pussycats are on a roll like never before, racking up award wins and climbing the charts! But are the "and the Pussycats" living their dreams, or just Josie's? Are Melody and Valerie ready to try their hand at succeeding on their own terms?

Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Josie and the Pussycats #7 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
Josie and the Pussycats #7 CVR B Var: Jen Bartel
Josie and the Pussycats #7 CVR C Var: Tom Grummett
On Sale Date: 5/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Jughead #15
Sabrina the Teenage Witch tries to do something nice for Jughead, but it ends up creating a comedy of errors in which he’s the most desired bachelor in town. From new writing team Mark Waid (Archie) and Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog)!

Script: Mark Waid and Ian Flynn
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
Jughead #15 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm
Jughead #15 CVR B Var: Sandy Jarrell
Jughead #15 CVR C Var: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 5/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Little Josie and The Pussycats One-Shot
Josie and the Pussycats’ drummer Melody comes across colorful kitties and decides to adopt them as band mascots. But these aren’t ordinary kittens—they’re magical, and they’re about to rock Little Josie, Valerie and Melody’s world like never before!

Script: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art: Art Baltazar
Little Josie One-Shot CVR A Reg: Art Baltazar
Little Josie One-Shot CVR B Var: Katie Cook
Little Josie One-Shot CVR C Var: Franco
On Sale Date: 5/10
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Josie and The Pussycats Volume 1 (TR)
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS VOL. 1 is the first collection of an all-new take on the world's biggest comic book band. Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics' Bombshells, Marvel's A-Force) and co-writer Cameron DeOrdio team with Audrey Mok (Heroine Chic) to retell the origin and story behind the music for Josie, Valerie and Melody. Collects issues 1-5 of the top hit Josie and the Pussycats ongoing series.

Script: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-989-5
$17.99/$19.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/24

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Reggie And Me #5
Forced to face the consequences of his recent actions, Reggie also confronts his most painful crisis as we learn Vader’s fate. Plus: Big Moose lashes back! Midge makes a startling revelation! Betty makes a daring move and Archie gathers the gang for a climax you won’t want to miss!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Reggie and Me #5 CVR A Reg: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Reggie and Me #5 CVR B Var: Shawn McManus
Reggie and Me #5 CVR C Reg: Jim Towe
On Sale Date: 5/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Riverdale #2 (Resolicit)
Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, Riverdale continues to reveal untold stories of the world’s most famous teenagers. When five students from different social cliques (Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Josie) end up in Saturday detention together—will they kill each other or come together against the forces of evil that brought them there?

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Riverdale #2 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale #2 CVR B Var: Michael Dooney
Riverdale #2 CVR C Var: Matthew Southworth
On Sale Date: 5/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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It's MUSIC MONTH! In the BRAND NEW LEAD STORY "And the Winner Is...." The Archies win an NTV music award, but an overzealous pop star steals their thunder! When they find out she was just using their moment for publicity, the gang decides to turn the tables on her!!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 5/31
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #27
In the BRAND NEW MUSICAL LEAD STORY "Viva la Vinyl," Archie gets in on the vinyl record craze! But when he accidentally destroys an old autographed "Elton Pretzley” album from his parents’ collection, he has to go on a hunt to track it down again... and get it autographed by "Elton" himself!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 5/24
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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Archie 1000 Page Comics Hoopla (TR)
Get ready for the biggest collection EVER of the best and brightest stories Archie Comics has to offer! In this edition of the ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS series, get ready for a HOOPLA of fun and entertainment with Archie!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-974-1
$14.99/$16.99CAN
TR
1000 pp, Full Color

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Archie's 75th Anniversary Digest #9
Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest that revisits the momentous “Love Showdown” storyline!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 5/3
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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Archie's 75th Anniversary Digest #10
Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest that presents the always-entertaining fairy tale stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
On Sale Date: 5/31
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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Betty & Veronica Summer Annual #254
The MUSICAL MAYHEM continues in the NEW lead story "Brigitte’s Jingle Jangle”! There's a silly commercial jingle going around that the girls can’t stop laughing at—except one person who doesn’t find it funny—Brigitte! It’s her voice in the jingle, but is the payout worth the humiliation? Betty and Veronica have some advice…

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 5/17
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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World of Archie Comics Digest #68
More MUSICAL MADNESS in the NEW story “The Fill-In”! The Archies are at the end of their latest tour when the unthinkable happens: Jughead gets sick from eating some bad food at a hole-in-the-wall on the road. They need a replacement drummer ...fast! Introducing... Jughead’s little sister Jellybean!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 5/10
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: BettyReggie on February 22, 2017, 08:22:59 AM
Archie #20 the main cover looks the best. The Archies One-Shot Jaime Hernandez & Audrey Mok are 2 I will be the two I will be getting, I preorder those on December 23 2016. I preorder Betty & Veronica By Adam Hughes Volume 1 from Amazon back on November 15, 2016. Jen Bartel's cover of Josie & The Pussycats #7 looks the best. Sandy Jarrell's cover of Jughead #15 will be one I'm getting. And of course all the Reggie & Me #5 look great. I'll get those. I have a subscription to Riverdale , I like Francesco Francavilla & Michael Dooney's covers.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: irishmoxie on February 22, 2017, 09:46:07 AM
When is Betty and Veronica Issue #3 coming out? How can they release a trade without that issue?
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on February 22, 2017, 02:15:45 PM
All of the new 5-page lead stories in the digest titles have had a monthly theme for the last 3 solicitations. The March digests all feature "storybook" tales, April's digests have an "international" theme, and May's digests all have a musical theme. I wonder what they're thinking with this? I suppose those 5-page themed stories could add up to a single floppy comic if they wanted to reprint them, but that seems really unlikely. I guess maybe they're hoping it will encourage a few people to buy every digest title that month, if they didn't normally get them them all?
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on February 22, 2017, 02:21:37 PM
When is Betty and Veronica Issue #3 coming out? How can they release a trade without that issue?

They can't. So that TP solicitation will be cancelled unless B&V #3 comes out the month before the TP is due out. They've been doing the same thing right along with solicitations for the Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TP collections, and they've cancelled those solicitations a number of times. Cancelling solicitations is no big deal to ACP. They do it all the time, and think nothing of it. It's just become part of their normal standard operating procedure.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: irishmoxie on February 22, 2017, 04:03:59 PM
All of the new 5-page lead stories in the digest titles have had a monthly theme for the last 3 solicitations. The March digests all feature "storybook" tales, April's digests have an "international" theme, and May's digests all have a musical theme. I wonder what they're thinking with this? I suppose those 5-page themed stories could add up to a single floppy comic if they wanted to reprint them, but that seems really unlikely. I guess maybe they're hoping it will encourage a few people to buy every digest title that month, if they didn't normally get them them all?


Exactly I'm more interested in getting all the titles those months when I usually don't. Especially international and musical.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: Vegan Jughead on February 22, 2017, 06:16:05 PM
Sandy Jarrell's cover of Jughead 15 is amazing.  I love the "Road To Ruin" homage on the Pussycats record.  I wanna shop at Riverdale Records!
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: BettyReggie on February 22, 2017, 07:44:57 PM

These will be the ones I would preorder.
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Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: irishmoxie on February 22, 2017, 08:51:14 PM
Is anyone looking forward to Little Josie? I love Josie but I just don't think it'll work in a "Little" story.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: BettyReggie on February 22, 2017, 09:45:33 PM
Nah, the art looks terrible. I'll skip it.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on February 23, 2017, 01:56:15 AM
All of the new 5-page lead stories in the digest titles have had a monthly theme for the last 3 solicitations. The March digests all feature "storybook" tales, April's digests have an "international" theme, and May's digests all have a musical theme. I wonder what they're thinking with this? I suppose those 5-page themed stories could add up to a single floppy comic if they wanted to reprint them, but that seems really unlikely. I guess maybe they're hoping it will encourage a few people to buy every digest title that month, if they didn't normally get them them all?


Exactly I'm more interested in getting all the titles those months when I usually don't. Especially international and musical.

Even though low sales leading to the cancellation of Archie with #666, and B&V with #278 in 2015 demonstrates that the idea of a floppy comic reprinting the new Dan Parent 5-page lead stories from the digests probably isn't workable, ACP could still possibly offer a series of one-shots (or maybe an ongoing series) as a digital exclusive, collecting those new lead digest stories. Maybe an ongoing DE under the umbrella title of CLASSIC ARCHIE would generate some interest in digital subscriptions (or possibly even garner a few new all-access subscribers for Archie Digital). There are a lot of people who might not want to buy a whole $4.99-$7.99 digest issue just to get the one new 5-page lead story if they didn't care for the selection of reprinted stories that might buy something like that.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: irishmoxie on February 23, 2017, 09:22:22 PM
All of the new 5-page lead stories in the digest titles have had a monthly theme for the last 3 solicitations. The March digests all feature "storybook" tales, April's digests have an "international" theme, and May's digests all have a musical theme. I wonder what they're thinking with this? I suppose those 5-page themed stories could add up to a single floppy comic if they wanted to reprint them, but that seems really unlikely. I guess maybe they're hoping it will encourage a few people to buy every digest title that month, if they didn't normally get them them all?


Exactly I'm more interested in getting all the titles those months when I usually don't. Especially international and musical.

Even though low sales leading to the cancellation of Archie with #666, and B&V with #278 in 2015 demonstrates that the idea of a floppy comic reprinting the new Dan Parent 5-page lead stories from the digests probably isn't workable, ACP could still possibly offer a series of one-shots (or maybe an ongoing series) as a digital exclusive, collecting those new lead digest stories. Maybe an ongoing DE under the umbrella title of CLASSIC ARCHIE would generate some interest in digital subscriptions (or possibly even garner a few new all-access subscribers for Archie Digital). There are a lot of people who might not want to buy a whole $4.99-$7.99 digest issue just to get the one new 5-page lead story if they didn't care for the selection of reprinted stories that might buy something like that.


They did this for all the 2015 lead stories.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on February 24, 2017, 12:05:02 AM
All of the new 5-page lead stories in the digest titles have had a monthly theme for the last 3 solicitations. The March digests all feature "storybook" tales, April's digests have an "international" theme, and May's digests all have a musical theme. I wonder what they're thinking with this? I suppose those 5-page themed stories could add up to a single floppy comic if they wanted to reprint them, but that seems really unlikely. I guess maybe they're hoping it will encourage a few people to buy every digest title that month, if they didn't normally get them them all?


Exactly I'm more interested in getting all the titles those months when I usually don't. Especially international and musical.

Even though low sales leading to the cancellation of Archie with #666, and B&V with #278 in 2015 demonstrates that the idea of a floppy comic reprinting the new Dan Parent 5-page lead stories from the digests probably isn't workable, ACP could still possibly offer a series of one-shots (or maybe an ongoing series) as a digital exclusive, collecting those new lead digest stories. Maybe an ongoing DE under the umbrella title of CLASSIC ARCHIE would generate some interest in digital subscriptions (or possibly even garner a few new all-access subscribers for Archie Digital). There are a lot of people who might not want to buy a whole $4.99-$7.99 digest issue just to get the one new 5-page lead story if they didn't care for the selection of reprinted stories that might buy something like that.


They did this for all the 2015 lead stories.

I remember that, but it was a single collection with all of 2015's new lead stories... and I'm not sure it was entirely clear from the description exactly how that collection differed from other digital exclusive collections. Apparently they didn't do a similar one for 2016.

I was thinking more like a series of digital singles, where they made it clear where the stories were coming from and that there would be a new one every month, and they could offer it for maybe $2 for four 5-page stories. Now that the new lead digest stories have a monthly theme to them, it sort of makes sense.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: The Downloader on February 24, 2017, 07:33:28 AM
Of course I will try to get all the Digests, but Money is tight.  However, Post Falls library has this thing setup so that way you can either come in and drop off some Archie Digests, or Take some free of charge, and you never have to return them!  Love that, last time I went, I came back with maybe 7-8 Digests.  Almost got a complete collection of the 75th anniversary digests from that.  Only missing #2 and the latest (my mother bought me #5 for V-day)!
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: BettyReggie on February 24, 2017, 09:59:04 PM
I can't wait for Reggie & Me #5. I wish there was more than 3 covers. Thomas Pitilli did a beautiful Reggie cover which was put on a Archie cover because th s t was before the Reggie title came about. It was actually his first Reggie he ever did. I wish there was more than 5 issues to this series.I wish we can have a petition saying we need more Reggie & Me issues. Because when I first heard about it I thought it just be a regular comic, hey if Joise & The Pussycats can have a comic why not Reggie?
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: Gotapenname on March 04, 2017, 04:54:29 PM
I am going to buy the Archie one-shot. Since it is a one shot and won't have to play catch up on anything. Also that all I have allocated for comics for the month any way.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: Shuester on March 05, 2017, 04:27:29 AM
May seems to have a really good selection of comics.

Something I've been noticing over the past few years is that the Digest covers never really seem to have jokes anymore. Usually it's just images of the main cast looking extremely cartoony and Barbie-like, frolicking in the snow or the leaves or the water or the flowers. Everyone always has a massive, slightly unsettling smile on their face. The covers used to attract me because of the jokes, and the ones that do still have jokes are always my first pick over these extremely happy ones. Has anyone else noticed this?
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on March 05, 2017, 05:00:48 AM
May seems to have a really good selection of comics.

Something I've been noticing over the past few years is that the Digest covers never really seem to have jokes anymore. Usually it's just images of the main cast looking extremely cartoony and Barbie-like, frolicking in the snow or the leaves or the water or the flowers. Everyone always has a massive, slightly unsettling smile on their face. The covers used to attract me because of the jokes, and the ones that do still have jokes are always my first pick over these extremely happy ones. Has anyone else noticed this?

Somebody had mentioned the same thing about a year or so ago -- in actuality, I think the last word balloon gag cover was back in October 2016:

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But you're right -- these used to represent the majority of covers, and now they're in the distinct minority. More often than not, when it's a gag it's simply a visual gag, with no verbal commentary by the characters.

I don't know if it's because Dan Parent (now that he's the sole cover artist left) just has a preference to just do iconic character images, but I suspect it's more likely an editorial directive so that ACP can build up a stockpile of infinitely REusable cover images.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: Shuester on March 05, 2017, 08:44:07 AM
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I don't know what year this comes from, but Archie's Funhouse only got started a couple of years ago, so this is a pretty modern Digest cover. This is a pretty funny joke. It isn't a crazy original concept, and the art isn't anything that hasn't been seen before. But the joke is funny, the characters are recognizable, and the cover does a job of getting the vibe of the comics across. Compare that to three of the Digest covers from the upcoming May...






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They're basically all the same thing; only one has speech and I'm not even sure what the joke is. I know which comic I'd rather buy.


Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: SAGG on March 05, 2017, 09:14:19 AM
I wonder in the Archie 279 if that's Valerie?
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on March 05, 2017, 11:07:18 AM
I wonder in the Archie 279 if that's Valerie?

Yes. It's a Dan Parent cover. It was Dan's idea to play matchmaker for Archie & Valerie, and he wrote the original story where the two songwriters gazed deeply into each others' eyes and were bitten by the love bug.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on March 05, 2017, 11:25:08 AM
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I don't know what year this comes from, but Archie's Funhouse only got started a couple of years ago [...]  I know which comic I'd rather buy.


Archie's Funhouse #20 is from July 2016. Jughead & Archie #22 is from October 2016. Both covers were drawn by Fernando Ruiz some time ago. He turned in his final work for ACP over a year ago, so in all likelihood he'd gotten far ahead on covers for these two particular digest titles, and they had been drawn and sitting awaiting publication for some time. This is because as 2015 began, both of those particular titles were being published at the frequency of 10 times per year. Sometime around the Fall of 2015, both of them were reduced in frequency from the former 10 issues per year to only 6 issues per year, which accounts for Fernando's work still appearing on those digest covers long after he'd received his last paying work from ACP.

As I mentioned before, it seems very likely that the digest editor decided that it might be a good idea for covers to become less specific and more generic. If you look carefully at some of the collected 1000 Page and Giant Comics digests, you'll see that those are now mostly all Dan Parent covers as well, recycled from images used on previous covers. If it's a joke cover, it can't be used this way again, because readers will remember the joke and realize that they had seen the same cover before. Worse still, they might not buy it if it looks familiar, thinking that they already own or have read it because of that. They're just trying to save money, and are probably building up a big file of seasonal and themed images that can be recycled (once they have enough of them) over and over for years.

On the left, from November 2016. On the right, from February 2015. Recycled (or re-scooter'ed) after only 20 months.
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Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: Deb on April 10, 2017, 12:37:59 AM
I liked Little Archie and His Pals, so I will look for Little Josie.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on April 10, 2017, 09:50:07 PM
I would say it was about the best Little Archie comic I ever read. It's more of a thing like where I'm just into all those Franco & Baltazar comics: Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Super Powers, Super Pets, Aw Yeah!, Action Cat, whatever.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: SAGG on April 11, 2017, 04:29:11 AM
I would say it was about the best Little Archie comic I ever read. It's more of a thing like where I'm just into all those Franco & Baltazar comics: Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Super Powers, Super Pets, Aw Yeah!, Action Cat, whatever.
Better than Bolling's Little Archie? Those are considered to be classics...
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on April 11, 2017, 04:41:54 AM
I would say it was about the best Little Archie comic I ever read. It's more of a thing like where I'm just into all those Franco & Baltazar comics: Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Super Powers, Super Pets, Aw Yeah!, Action Cat, whatever.
Better than Bolling's Little Archie? Those are considered to be classics...

What can I say. LA just never really appealed to me. For whatever reason, I just like Franco & Baltazar. You know who they are, right SAGG? You must have seen or read their stuff, right? So to me, it's not Little Archie that has anything to do with me reading it, it's all Franco & Baltazar.
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: SAGG on April 11, 2017, 09:08:24 AM

I would say it was about the best Little Archie comic I ever read. It's more of a thing like where I'm just into all those Franco & Baltazar comics: Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Super Powers, Super Pets, Aw Yeah!, Action Cat, whatever.
Better than Bolling's Little Archie? Those are considered to be classics...

What can I say. LA just never really appealed to me. For whatever reason, I just like Franco & Baltazar. You know who they are, right SAGG? You must have seen or read their stuff, right? So to me, it's not Little Archie that has anything to do with me reading it, it's all Franco & Baltazar.
Oh, THOSE guys:
http://www.cbr.com/archie-comics-baltazar-franco-little-josie-and-the-pussycats/


Well, I've never really gotten into their stuff, but I'll take a gander...  :D
Title: Re: ARCHIE COMICS FOR MAY 2017
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on April 11, 2017, 09:28:05 AM

I would say it was about the best Little Archie comic I ever read. It's more of a thing like where I'm just into all those Franco & Baltazar comics: Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Super Powers, Super Pets, Aw Yeah!, Action Cat, whatever.
Better than Bolling's Little Archie? Those are considered to be classics...

What can I say. LA just never really appealed to me. For whatever reason, I just like Franco & Baltazar. You know who they are, right SAGG? You must have seen or read their stuff, right? So to me, it's not Little Archie that has anything to do with me reading it, it's all Franco & Baltazar.
Oh, THOSE guys:
http://www.cbr.com/archie-comics-baltazar-franco-little-josie-and-the-pussycats/


Well, I've never really gotten into their stuff, but I'll take a gander...  :D

Hey, you gotta give those guys their due. They sort of built their own little micro-empire from scratch. It's literally "all them", None of those books is some previously-existing title (hey, come to think of it, Little Archie is the first one!)