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This week, I review "The New Archies" segment, "Horray for Hollywood" (the series finale).
March 13, 2019, 11:11:19 pm
Quote from: Oldiesmann on March 12, 2019, 09:23:48 pmIt'll be interesting to see what they do with it. I'm not too familiar with the source material but it's good to see them giving it a spotlight again. Hopefully it'll renew interest in the comics.
I have the tpb collection of the more recent reboot, so I'm more familiar with that than the 1980s comics (and I really like it). I was able to get a hold of the script for the pilot and have started reading it. Um, mild spoilers below for things that you'll learn within the first few minutes of the episode:
Katy's younger teen sister (Sis/Melissa/Mackenzie) doesn't seem to be in it, judging by the list of characters in front of the script.
K.O. the boxer, probably the most well-known of Katy's many boyfriends, is a main character, and they're together.
Gloria Granbilt, Katy's archrival model in the comics, is in it, but she's aged up to her 40s and is Katy's boss at Lacy's Department Store. (Katy is one of "Gloria's Girls".) Katy has a new, different archrival at work in the pilot.
The Cabot twins from the Josie comics, previously unused in this universe, are main characters. Alexandra stops in to shop at Lacy's early in the episode, and Katy has to work hard to keep her satisfied (although this comes mostly from Gloria, not Alexandra).
Pepper Smith from the pre-Pussycats Josie comics is also a main character, judging by the cast list, although I haven't gotten to her scenes yet.
Josie moves from Riverdale to NYC and joins the cast. She makes jokes about the bonkers nature of Riverdale. Katy Keene, by contrast, is much more grounded and normal.
One surprising thing that I noticed was the fact that the song selections are scripted. I always assumed they were chosen during post-production.
March 12, 2019, 09:01:30 am
Saw this on my phone this morning! Can't wait!
This week, I review "Winter" from Betty and Veronica, Vol. 4, No. 3.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on March 03, 2019, 12:55:27 pmACP continues to confuse the $#!+ out of me. What the heck is bannering a certain few titles with the logo "Archie Forever" supposed to mean, anyway?
Just "Yeah, Archie forever, woo-hoo!" That's it. Nothing more complicated than that.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on March 03, 2019, 12:55:27 pmWhen both ARCHIE #700 and BETTY & VERONICA #1 (of 5) came out around the same time, with both of the series' characters beginning their Senior year of school at Riverdale High, I assumed it meant that these titles were vaguely related somehow, i.e. they shared a common universe. Except now it doesn't seem like that can be the case. It took the previously-numbered ARCHIE series from 2015 to 2018 (and 32 issues worth of comicbook-time) to get through their Junior year, and it doesn't look like time is moving all that differently now in the new Archie series re-numbered from #700 onwards. Yet Betty & Veronica, who started Senior year in their issue #1 around the same time as Archie 700, raced through two semesters in 5 issues and are already ready for Graduation Day. Meanwhile, Sabrina is doing the girlfriend-boyfriend thing with Archie over in his title, but in her own title, she just seems to be arriving in Riverdale for the first time (and is it just me, or does the cover image above make Sabrina look Asian?)... so it doesn't seem like any of these books can inhabit the same continuity.
Soon after the Jughead reboot started, I realized the various New Riverdale titles don't inhabit the same continuity. Each title stands on its own and doesn't count in regard to the others.
The only seeming exception is Jamie Rotante's statement that, in her mind, the B&V miniseries occurs in the future of the Archie title, but I've already found contradictions. So it's best to think of each title as its own separate continuity.
Oh, and Sabrina's moving to Greendale in her new miniseries, not Riverdale.
This week, I review "The New Archies" episode, "Take My Butler, Please".
I review "It's in Her Kiss" from Cheryl Blossom, No. 23.
I review "Taking Care of Business" from B&V #257.
I review "Fall" from Betty and Veronica, Vol. 4, No. 2.
I review "Faith, Hope and Cheryl!" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 2.
I review "Brotherly Love" from Cheryl Blossom, No. 22.
I review "Wild Things" from Riverdale, No. 3.
Quote from: ASS-P on January 12, 2019, 03:52:40 pm
Yes, my post was indeed inspired by the Beloit College Mindset List, but I've gone far beyond it, trying to pin down a day-by-day series of events that the gang would have experienced.
By the way, I'm 40.
This week, I review the first issue of the new "Betty & Veronica" miniseries.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on January 11, 2019, 05:39:00 am
This was actually a problem when I was ordering physical comics online from TFAW. If I waited a week or two after an issue came out in order to order multiple titles together and save on shipping, well, there was a chance that that title would no longer be available, so I was forced to order single issues weekly and pay for shipping each time. This resulted in numerous charges on my credit card bill, and I had to make a special trip to the bank once per month to pay it off. I eventually decided it wasn't worth it. In addition to physical comics, I also gave up using my credit card. Yeah, that means I have to buy an Amazon gift card every so often, but it's a lot more convenient, saving me money, a monthly trip to the bank, and a monthly bill in the mail.
As for ChAoS, I recently read an article where the person complained about the filler, due to the episodes approaching one hour in length. Yeah, s/he totally has a point. Even with only ten episodes in a season, it sometimes feels like the series is spinning its wheels. I'm not sure what the solution is. Maybe ten 30-minute episodes?
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