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What are you currently watching? by BettyReggie
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What comics have you been reading? by DeCarlo Rules
[September 19, 2018, 02:34:21 pm]

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What have you done today? by BettyReggie
[September 18, 2018, 09:37:52 pm]

Latest Hauls, what did you buy? by DeCarlo Rules
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An Archie Comics timeline (2009-2018): highlights & lowlights by DeCarlo Rules
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Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
[September 16, 2018, 04:12:25 am]

So I bought Archie Archives Vol. 1 and ... by Terry1
[September 14, 2018, 05:58:14 pm]

Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
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  • DeCarlo Rules: Check out Stadium Comics' entire line of Archie Comics RE variant covers here: [link] All are homages to famous Marvel or DC cover images.
    Today at 09:05:41 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Those are RE (retailer exclusive) variants available only from Stadium Comics. Here's another cool one they have, a variant of ARCHIE 1941 #1 [link]
    Today at 09:01:16 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Anyone ever see these B&V Friends Forever variant covers? [link]
    September 19, 2018, 10:15:05 am
  • BettyReggie: I saw the covers for Archie #701. I love Pitilli's.
    September 18, 2018, 09:27:43 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Fashion Fantabulous!" from B&V #271: [link]
    September 13, 2018, 07:34:29 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: It seems like they put extras on a disc because people expect them, or it helps drive sales, but more often than not, it seems like very little thought goes into the content. Of course there are some examples where the extras are exceptional, but usually that's not the case.
    September 10, 2018, 11:42:47 am
  • irishmoxie: I love digital movies and streaming. I usually get the Blu-ray Disc because I like to watch the extras the first time and then end up adding the digital code online or rip it and put it on the hard drive. Just much more convenient to stream it then search for the disc when I want to watch it.
    September 08, 2018, 05:29:56 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The Breakfast Club" from Riverdale #2: [link]
    September 05, 2018, 06:28:58 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: That's some good reading. Hope they'll put out a Volume 2, and that it'll be just as nearly complete as the first one.
    September 03, 2018, 08:55:41 am
  • BettyReggie: Archie Comics Present Betty & Veronica Spectular Graphic Novel came today.
    September 02, 2018, 03:57:33 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Supply and Demand!" from World of Archie Digest #81: [link]
    September 01, 2018, 08:14:51 pm
  • zhanjiao1212: a1cb584468
    August 31, 2018, 05:33:06 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: On the other hand, maybe I should just bypass the Blu-Ray format altogether, buy a huge terabyte HD, and download everything. There's something to be said for that, in that you can get everything quicker and stacks of Blu-Ray cases aren't taking up space in your house, I guess.
    August 27, 2018, 03:19:15 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: This coming from a guy who still hasn't capitulated to the inevitable domination of Blu-Ray. It's getting to the point where I might have to relent, since I've seen some anime sets being released for the first time on Blu-Ray (no combo pak) with NO release of a DVD version.
    August 27, 2018, 03:09:15 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: I'll never get used to people not being able to wait a few days when they order stuff online. I guess maybe I could understand it IF it were something that there was no other way to see, but I assume you've already seen the episodes.  People who are that impatient usually don't even buy disc sets, they just buy it digitally or stream it.
    August 27, 2018, 03:06:17 pm
  • BettyReggie: Riverdale Season #2 just came from Amazon.
    August 27, 2018, 02:41:06 pm
  • BettyReggie: It taking too long. So I just order it from Amazon.
    August 25, 2018, 05:17:45 pm
  • BettyReggie: I cancelled Riverdale Season #2 from Target because it taking y
    August 25, 2018, 05:16:49 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: ... and often the answers to those "why" questions comes down to a very simple explanation of "because it's a funny situation".
    August 24, 2018, 05:37:39 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: The questions you ask about classic Archie (which is a cartoon on paper) are sort of "real-world logic" questions. A cartoon world, unlike the real world, creates its own rules and its own logic, nonsensical as that might be. Like Wile E. Coyote not being affected by gravity until he looks down and realizes he's run off the edge of the cliff.
    August 24, 2018, 05:33:11 pm


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  • DeCarlo Rules:
  • Look, I know I'm probably not explaining myself clearly here. If you look at the solicitations from Archie Comics on any given month, and add up the average number of pages of brand-new stories published in any given month, it's an ALARMINGLY low total. That average total has been on a steady downward spiral from 20, 10, or even just 5 years ago. Good cover art is good cover art, but nobody needs 2, 4, 6, 8, or 20 copies of the same interior story. It feels like the publishers are dependent on exploiting the obsessive-compulsive personality tendencies of collectors, and feels very unhealthy for the readers and for the industry as a whole. It's also fair to say that both retailers and working comic artists are somewhat dependent on that system, and the whole thing is very troubling. I'd rather spend my money on an art book like THE ART OF ARCHIE: THE COVERS, or on buying one of those 11"x17" art prints like Dan Parent sells, if what I really want is single images of artwork. A $4 retail price JUST to get a unique cover seems like madness.
  • August 23, 2018, 01:51:29 am
  • DeCarlo Rules:
  • It would be a lot more awesome if Archie Comics published 20 different TITLES instead of the SAME comic book with 20 different covers, or even if they only published eight different titles.
  • August 23, 2018, 01:16:55 am
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • My review of Betty and Veronica: Vixens #9: [link]
  • August 22, 2018, 09:22:22 pm
  • BettyReggie:
  • Reaching #700 is awesome
  • August 22, 2018, 06:16:37 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules:
  • 8 is already twice as many variants as ARCHIE #700 needs. ACTION COMICS #1000 had 8, and that was probably a couple too many even for a 4-digit milestone. 20 variant covers is just plain ridiculous.
  • August 22, 2018, 12:39:17 pm
  • BettyReggie:
  • How come there is only 8 covers for Archie #700? I thought olit was going have at least 20 because #700 is awesome to get to.
  • August 21, 2018, 09:36:45 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • My review of "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night..." from Riverdale One-Shot: [link]
  • August 20, 2018, 10:41:43 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules:
  • My review of BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR VOL 01 TP: [link]
  • August 17, 2018, 01:56:12 am
  • DeCarlo Rules:
  • GISÈLE LAGACÉ has a new series coming out from Image Comics in October, EXORSISTERS. [link]  :)
  • August 13, 2018, 12:59:31 am
  • Archiecomicxfan215:
  • Im still here but been busy with work.
  • August 12, 2018, 09:17:16 am
  • BettyReggie:
  • Where is everyone?
  • August 11, 2018, 04:26:15 pm
  • BettyReggie:
  • I still have not recieved Riverdale Season # 2. It was supposed to come on 8/7/18
  • August 10, 2018, 04:16:23 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • My review of "The New Archies": "Jughead's Millions": [link]
  • August 09, 2018, 09:02:27 pm
  • Vegan Jughead:
  • Good theory.  The other reason is Thomas Pitilli sucks.  I thought most of the stories in that comic were really, really good. I wrote to Archie saying please change the artist.  Of course they didn't answer.
  • August 09, 2018, 12:38:23 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules:
  • I have a theory about why the Riverdale comic didn't sell well, despite the obvious success of the show, and why it doesn't seem to have improved the sales of ARCHIE, either. Why buy a cow when you can get the milk for free? I can only think of a few rare exceptions where the success of a TV series or movie increased comic sales in any significant way (THE WALKING DEAD). Mostly people don't seem to want to go out of their way or make any effort to be entertained, they just want it to be right there and available.
  • August 09, 2018, 01:58:01 am
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • Riverdale comic officially cancelled, to be relaunched: [link]
  • August 08, 2018, 10:54:38 am
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • My review of "Fall from Grace" from Riverdale One-Shot: [link]
  • August 01, 2018, 09:41:55 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • Here's a fictional press release that was made up for Riverdale High's production of "Carrie: The Musical": [link]
  • August 01, 2018, 09:30:52 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I saw that novel listed on Amazon. Definitely gonna get it.
  • July 30, 2018, 12:14:33 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark:
  • Been offline since Friday night due to computer problems. Thankfully, it was just a bad RAM stick.
  • July 30, 2018, 12:14:09 pm
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