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If they're doing a superhero crossover, I'd like to see a gritty reboot of (Netflix) The Punisher Meets (WB) Archie  ;D

More like The Punisher Meets Afterlife With Archie. I'm thinking lots of head shots. Quickest way to take down a zombie.

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdales new Reggie Mantle has been cast!
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:52:24 PM »
All I got to say is Damn.

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All About Archie / Re: Is It Worth Watching "Riverdale?"
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:19:20 PM »


If you like shows like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars (I don't), you'll probably enjoy it more than I did, though I have other reasons.



 I don't think I am about to reveal spoilers, but don't read this if you don't want to know anything at all about Jughead's love life (not that I wanted to either. Ever.)

The worst thing about Riverdale that those other shows aren't guilty of, is its own broken promises. It sells itself as being like Brick or even a teen Twin Peaks, but is high school melodrama. It previews a pilot scene of Betty and Veronica kissing to lure in shippers, then says they'll only be friends. Boasts about its interracial casting, but gives the best parts to Archie, Betty and Jughead, promotes Kevin and Cheryl above Reggie and warps Josie and Chuck. Says it keeps the characters at core the same as the comics, which is only true if you count the fact that they are all still the same species. They set up a big romance for Jughead in the first season but (as spin control at the last minute) promise he'll be asexual. Some say the show needs time to deliver all this, which is silly. If the show sells itself as artistic and diverse, it needs to establish those things in the first season. I think the very low ratings from last week will rise somewhat, but I'm not surprised it is dipping. People are being told to expect one thing and getting something very different.


If you ignore that mess and only watch the show itself as a genre fan, you might like it.

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All About Archie / Preview: Jughead #7
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:16:52 PM »
I like the art of Derek Charm in this Jughead #7.  :smitten:













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All About Archie / Re: Weird/Funny Comic Panels
« on: June 09, 2016, 02:29:00 PM »
Where is this from? I'd like to read this story lol

Archie #2 "Sir Archibald of the Round Table"

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All About Archie / Re: Archie Gets Funding
« on: June 03, 2016, 01:40:26 PM »
We're gonna have to wait and see how they will pull it through.  Remember, ACP is not owned by a major corporation, in fact, it is the oldest Indie company.  They're Indie before it was cool.


It's not the oldest indie company -- because when they first started out (before ACP), DC and Marvel were "indie" (i.e. privately-owned) too. If ACP is still "indie" after all these years, it's simply because no corporation has made an attractive offer. (If that had happened in the last few years, they'd probably have jumped at the chance.) There was a brief period, beginning in 1969, when Archie sold stock and was a publicly-traded company, though, which kind of ruins their 75 year streak of private ownership. That's only a year or two after DC and Marvel were sold to big corporations.



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All About Archie / Re: Betty & Veronica Switcheroo Scans 2.0
« on: May 30, 2016, 02:13:09 PM »
 ::) I’m sure Veronica wouldn’t have any trouble getting custom special orders … ;)

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From seeing the sneak peak of the trailer before it was taking down what really gets me down about this whole thing is when they are taking out the whole "innocence" of Riverdale. Archie comics and Riverdale is innocence and this show seems to be far from what the comics have established for so many decades.

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they greenlit this sludge?!... my god archie comics, warner brothers, the cw... what are you guys doing... I know I cant be the only one alienated by this...

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All About Archie / Jughead #9 covers are beautiful!
« on: May 10, 2016, 04:57:47 PM »
Jughead #9 covers are beautiful!  :smitten:

Quote in the first cover:
Quote
(IT'S KINDA LIKE A)
BRAND NEW #1
EXCEPT IT'S ISSUE #9

Derek Charm/Jughead #9


Audrey Mok/Jughead #9


Veronica Fish/Jughead #9


I think some people not interested in Jughead reboot will be interested now. ;D


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All About Archie / Calgary Comic Expo w/ the Archie Crew!
« on: May 02, 2016, 12:53:40 AM »
Hey all! I had a great time at the Calgary Comic Expo, and met a bunch of the Archie crew: Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Rich Kowslowski & Gisele Lagace- I figured I'd share some of it with you.

* Fernando (who remembered talking to me last time) speaks highly of a couple of you- he says that B-Ko is "dead-on" with the interpretation of why Archie is doing the things they're doing as a company, and was complimentary to DeCarlo rules as well :) .


* They all say that Archie's biggest audience is still kids (which is why the Digests are still the biggest sellers), which is why Jughead sells the worst of the main cast, despite being by far the most-popular character with adults (they all seem to be selling more Jughead-related stuff than of any other cast member). The little girls in the core audience prefer the romance, so Archie, Betty & Veronica are the big-selling books.

* Everyone speaks highly of Craig Boldman's Jughead scripts.


* Dan hated the "Jughead dating two girls" years. I agreed- it was nice art, but it felt super-wrong. Also, both girls hanging off of a guy at the same time looks odd.

* Fernando shared some of the "No Ugly Characters" stuff he was ordered to do, which is probably why Ethel got more attractive with time. And more about the "Building Toni Topaz" topic, "thus creating the blandest Archie character ever!"

* I told Dan his "Kevin gives the chocolates" gag to Jughead (from Kevin's debut) is still the funniest thing I've ever read from Archie- he says the people at the company didn't want him to do it at first ("it's too slapsticky". FOR ARHCIE).

* I complimented Rich's inking- the guy goes over Fernando, Dan AND Gisele's stuff and manages to keep their styles intact! NOT an easy thing to do- it's a great tragedy that good inkers go unrecognized, because you almost never notice someone's inking unless it sucks (Christopher Priest has told a hilarious story about how he once asked an artist to "stop drawing Peter Parker's head square", realizing only YEARS later that it was the INKER doing it).

* Rich apparently wrote a full script for an Archie/Star Trek Crossover, but the Trek people were too loser-y to go for it, and held on to their license/control too tightly.


* Funny: Gisele's at the Archie group of tables, yet most of her stuff is themed towards Menage A 3, which is TOTALLY not going for the same target audience :) . My brother is a big MA3 reader, and even jumped in with a question. She drew some nice sketches in the books I got from her, too. And she did eventually get to meet T. Campbell, her Penny & Aggie co-creator, after the strip had finally ended.

* I grabbed some small Jughead portraits (yup- he's my favorite too :)) from Fernando & Rich, and Dan's Collected Art book. Plus three volumes of Gisele's work on Penny & Aggie (which was how I discovered her stuff). I was gonna talk to Fiona Staples too, but as she's both there at weird hours (only super-late) and was SUPER-popular (given that she's one of the most well-thought-of artists in the industry, AND a local to Calgary, so it never happened.

They had a big Panel discussion as well (no recording devices/flash photography allowed), which was mostly a bit about how they started at Archie, and then it became entirely a Q&A:


* Dan & Fernando were hired right out of school from the Joe Kubert academy of comic book art, Gisele was self-published and a graphic designer whose art was said to resemble Archie's (she was an old fan) and got into contact with them that way, and Rich was working on the Sonic TV series and SEGA was so impressed that they said "we want the guys who do THAT to do Sonic!"

* Everyone's Favorite Character? Jughead (Dan), Reggie (Fernando), Melody (Gisele) & Reggie (Fiona). I forget what Rich said.

* Rich joked that Fiona's "a NAUGHTY girl!" for liking Reggie the best. God I hope no Internet Rageaholic Types were recording these festivities, lest they make a mountain out of that :) .

* They good-naturedly answered some odd questions from kids, like the one kid who excitedly wanted a crossover between Archie, Superman and the Quik Bunny (?!?- apparently there was an old crossover he loved). They were nice about it. But seriously, why was a KID at a Panel from ARCHIE COMICS :) ?


* Poor Fiona was a bit out of place, having only drawn like THREE COMICS by that point, and was sitting next to the people who got booted out because of the "New Style". But she politely answered everything she could.

* Advice to aspiring Comic Book Artists? Dan: "RUN AWAY...!" Everyone admitted they had little choice- they were simply born to do it :) .


* Rich shared a funny story about Fernando's art, always including his initials in stuff like tree trunks ("I turned a couple of those "FR"s into "FR & RK"- that makes us Archie's first gay couple!").

* Canada is apparently CRAZY into Archie- the sales here actually match the United States's. Given we have a tenth their population, that's a lot.


* I was thinking of asking a question, but there was a line-up and I was stuck at the edge of a very squished-in panel room, so I waited until later. I asked some of the guys who they thought the most under-utilized characters were: I got Josie & Sabrina (Dan- though he admitted that Sabrina had her own book now, so maybe not) & Wendy Weatherbee (Fernando). We agreed that "Double-W" had some potential in her few Digest appearances (Dan: "Was she Mr. Weatherbee's love child?" Fernando: "Write your own Fan Fiction!").


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Overall, the Archie stuff was the best part of the show! Thanks to everyone who came out- and thanks for listening to me go on about my own Archie fascination :) ! Totally the highlight of the show for me (it was a pretty minor year for celebrities). It's funny- the first year I was there just had Dan. The next year it was Dan & Fernando, then again the next one. Now it's even MORE people. We'll see if we can get Craig Boldman, Rex Lindsay and whoever else is still alive to come out next time- I promise to buy more stuff!

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All About Archie / Re: Betty & Veronica Switcheroo Scans 2.0
« on: May 01, 2016, 08:58:33 PM »
I don't know if this fits here. It's not a story but here it is:



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I signed up for this site about 1 1/2 years ago. Used to lurk a lot, there were a lot of great old threads to read. I forgot about my account after a short while due to being busy with my new job.


I came back about 2 weeks before all the data was deleted and posted a few times. There was a certain ignorant poster who seemed to infiltrate every innocent post and seemed to want to argue about everything. Made me reluctant to post or share an actual opinion and I'm probably not the only one who felt that way. Luckily that particular person no longer posts here. News of the Riverdale show resparked my interest in this forum, but I'm still surprised at the negativity regarding the show but it's alright.


Anyway, the data deletion itself was sort of a punch in the gut. Now those old threads I liked lurking are gone and it's hard to stay interested in "what did you buy today?" sort of clunky topics and clunky gigantic signatures. I feel like there's a large gap between what ultra-fans and casual-fans want to talk about, if that makes any sense. I agree forums are old news: pretty much every forum I go to is dead except for the imdb.com main forums. However I think a forum like this dedicated only to Archie is unique and I wish this forum could become active again. I wasn't and haven't been here long but I feel like I missed the glory days of this place.

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Those are my favorite digital comics, the free public domain ones! It's not like Archie Digital is giving you the option to buy that stuff even if you wanted to. They didn't even have the 1940s issues of ARCHIE until Dark Horse Comics had them available in hardcover first.

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All About Archie / Re: Reboot artwork quality (or lack thereof).....
« on: April 17, 2016, 12:10:06 AM »
Look! I can draw Nu Jughead too!

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