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General Discussion / Re: Latest Hauls, what did you buy?
« on: September 10, 2017, 01:40:02 PM »
This is also on and every size is sold out except for Extra Large

Some nice Dan Parent head shots there. Maybe it's me, but doesn't it seem a little weird that the shirt design allows space for a dozen character head shots, but it's the same six characters, repeated twice? ... Rather than, as would seem to make a lot more sense to me, including Moose, Midge, Chuck, Nancy, Cheryl, and Dilton? I suppose they could have made the main cast's heads a little larger, and the supporting cast's heads a little smaller (and mixed up the pattern) to make the main characters faces stand out a little more.
I was thinking along the same lines except instead of Nancy, Chuck, and Cheryl, using Weatherbee, Grundy, and Pop Tate (or Mr. Lodge).  Then I sort of realized the Hot Topic demographic probably doesn't want to walk around with images of old folks on their shirts.   :(

General Discussion / Re: North American comics sales 2011-2016
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:55:49 PM »
It's interesting to see these figures, and I also wonder where the figures came from and exactly who was reporting their sales that would combine into the totals presented.  We know the monthly Diamond figures only reflect orders for a given period, so of course that's always been somewhat incomplete.

I'm not sure what my takeaway of all this is, but the snapshot appears to show digital sales have levelled (or declined) despite the increase in ownership of devices people could use to access digital content during the 2011-16 years.  I also suspect the increase in overall dollars by 2016 is more a reflection of higher per unit price than any sort of bump in readership.

Makes good food for thought regardless.

All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:19:03 PM »
Hey Tuxedo Mark, just wanted to let you know I do read your reviews.  I rarely watch the animated stuff, but I do like seeing the screen shots and hearing your comments. Thanks for keeping your review page going all this time.  :)

General Discussion / Re: What are you listening too ?
« on: August 20, 2017, 04:34:44 PM »
I'm sure that if I can suss out who random anonymous people are that visit this forum with new usernames that a DNA test must have way more substance and validity to determine someone's background than whatever I'm able to glean from some typed words on a screen.


All About Archie / Re: Betty and Veronica #3
« on: June 21, 2017, 06:01:18 PM »
I just got around to reading the new issue of Betty and Veronica.  Despite the ridiculously long wait since issue 2, I think this one was worth it and definitely the best issue yet.  It kind of wraps up the story, so who knows if Adam Hughes is slated to do any more B&V? 

I thought this one had more humor than the previous 2.  I was a little lukewarm on those.  Hot Dog's interludes were better too.
I was certainly disappointed with the conclusion and the way it was handled.  Seemed like a cheap way to wrap up a storyline and I doubt this was how Hughes and/or the editor(s) planned this story to go.  Shades of the "Farewell" story arc from the previous B & V series.  I'll re-read the three issues in succession later to see if the story flows (reads) better.

As I've already posted, Hughes has stated he is off the book, so I wouldn't expect to see him again at ACP unless he's brought in to do a cover. 

After nearly a year long wait, it was eh for me. He was trying to make it like a movie with the fire and all that. I really hope they relaunch the series with a new writer and artist. I would love to see it marketed to females this time.
I think "eh" is apt.  I was expecting more, so I'm obviously going to be a bit bent over the conclusion and bringing in Hughes to begin with as many predicted this pairing of Mr. Hughes with these characters wouldn't work out.   :P

How was this book not marketed towards females?  I must have missed all the beer, fisticuffs, and gratuitous shots of the gal's nether regions that would otherwise market this book to me, a manly man of many manly interests.

I'd go back to chopping logs but I just had my nails buffed at Annabelle's Tips and Toes Salon, so I'll just read some Simon & Kirby romance comics until my Conan Masterworks arrives from Amazon.

All About Archie / Re: Quick Jughead Digest Questions....
« on: May 20, 2017, 05:44:47 PM »
Two different titles.  Jughead Jones ran from '77 to '96-ish, the Jughead Digest ran from '89 until 2012.  The Jughead digest had more pages, but I don't recall anything differing as far as content goes. 

All About Archie / Re: Deja Vu
« on: April 29, 2017, 07:31:36 PM »
Partial cover redrawn.

Archie's Pals & Gals #29

Archie's Comic's Digest #38

Images from MCS

General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: April 14, 2017, 02:27:13 AM »
SUPER POWERS #6 (of 6)
I've been liking Jonesy. 

All About Archie / Re: HOT DOG prototype - in 1964?
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:33:15 AM »
Actually, Hot Dog used to be Archie's dog before he was Jughead's. I recall a story like that, though I can't find it yet. Anyone else remember it?
PEP #224. "Father Knows Beast".  I haven't come across a reprint in several years.

Something I hadn't though about earlier, but maybe ACP should have made a better effort to accept outside advertising in their comics.  Surely there's some clever sales/marketing people that could have gotten them ads from businesses that want to sell to the Archie readership demo.  I'm sure ACP generates sales and subs through the in-house ads, but I'd imagine far less than if they were instead promoting candy, toys, movies, tween accessories, etc.

Aside from some experimentation with format options, I'd have allowed the pool of creators to actually control the content.  I think there was too much meddling from the top that left the artists and writers hamstrung. 


It was no one's fault the old forum died, but losing eleven years of threads makes the new forum feel second best. It is 2006 all over again, except without the unity, innocence and optimism.
I'm fairly certain some fault can be found.  We lost a great amount of info, plus contributing members like Frank, Forsythe, Captain Hero, Chuck, and Greg who are still involved in the hobby.

Yeah where did all these Archie historians go? Are they still interested in Archie? Are they posting somewhere else? Or is there just nothing to say now that ACP puts out so little Classic Archie.
Forsythe still contributes to the reprints and is credited. Greg is a head guy at GCD, Chuck is doing his thing(plus a blog), Captain Hero still reads, and Frank is still in comics, but I haven't communicated with him in nearly a year.

Where would I find Forsythe's name credited, Steve? Surely not in the digests (or their bigger brothers, the Giant Comics and 1000 Page Comics digest re-reprints), but is it mentioned somewhere in the small type on the indicia page of TP and HC collections? What actual name (I assume it's not actually Forsythe...) would I look for?

What actual service is he contributing to ACP? (Credits, story selection suggestions, guidance for where to find original stories, etc.) Does he get paid for this, or is he just volunteering his help?
The most recent I've seen is the "75 Years 75 Stories".  He contributes old stories that ACP doesn't have copies of and I don't know if he receives compensation.  I can PM you with his name if you'd like.
I don't understand why ACP doesn't have old copies stored somewhere. I also don't get why they don't keep track of which artist worked on a certain story (I have seen a few times "artist unknown" on those 1000 page comics). Really? they don't have all of that info written down somewhere?
I think archives weren't really a priority until the 70's when publishers understood what they were holding was potentially a financial boon to them.  Even Marvel was missing pages from early Iron Man in Tales Of Suspense for example. They had to use scanned pages from a comic for their reprints.   Same with daily strips and so forth.  It's odd to me, but the publishers didn't seem to value this stuff after the initial printing.  They were disposable comics aimed at kids and few cared.  Read it and Chuck it was the idea.  Thank goodness there were folks who treasured these books and preserved them for future generations.   

What was the username of the guy that had this incredibly huge Archie collection? I remember there was a great thread where he would post pics of all the Archie things he had-a room full of goodies. He even mentioned knowing and hanging out with Bob Bolling, I think, and maybe even Dexter Taylor, too. And he had the pics to prove it. I miss those kind of threads  :'(
Yeah, that was Forsythe.  He's collected the whole of Archie comics TWICE.  Selling off his books in the early 90's and then getting them all again...  Pretty awesome.  He used to travel and do cons supporting Graham Crackers Comics, so he had a lot of connections.

I think forums are fairly old style and it's hard to go through it but I have this app called Tapatalk and it makes everything SO much easier and it's the only way I go on here it's fast and effective

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These "old" style forums do allow people to have actual discussions beyond just the "hit and run" comments that seem so popular other places.  There's advantages to this type of site beyond "look at me, 'like' me" so common elsewhere.

General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: February 22, 2017, 02:50:38 AM »
I dropped off paperwork to my new job and then went to luch at Dairy Queen. Brought a snack at Dollar Tree. Now on the bus going home.
I miss Dairy Queen.  I was a fan of the "Peanut Buster Parfait" back in the day. 

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