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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale episode 5
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:37:00 AM »
I made this meme earlier this week from one of the previews, just to highlight Mrs. Blossom's bitchiness. :)

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All About Archie / Re: Sliding timeline
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:27:53 AM »
Amazing collection of info, Mark.  I'll have to really think if anything of importance is missing.   I appreciate you updating this periodically. It's cool to read and reflect upon.

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Other Media / Re: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 series)
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:01:27 PM »
Heh, I assumed all of that stuff WAS in the comics, and the TV series simply copied it.

I was aware the aunts were de-aged in the comics to match the show, but it's lame that they felt the need to explain it. They never explained the de-aging of any other adults.

The comics to look at to see what was changed would be this one-shot special and the following ongoing series:

http://www.comics.org/series/19972/

http://www.comics.org/series/11973/

Well, obviously Sabrina's own title would not have been revived if not for the show airing on television at the time. Yet the comics didn't merely copy everything that was an invention of the TV show, either. The aunts get de-aged in the one-shot special, which they presumably felt the need to explain because Dan Parent had been doing a completely different version of Sabrina (Sabrina at Gravestone Heights 91313) in the comic book ARCHIE & FRIENDS in the early 1990s, and that version spun off into 3 Sabrina holiday annual giants from 1993-1995 (and the TV one-shot was in 1996).

There was probably no plausible way to explain the major changes in Salem, so they didn't bother. While Salem had been appearing in the comics off and on up to that time, he was definitely a minor supporting cast member, except for the very occasional odd short that focused on his animal adventures - much less important, say, than Hot Dog is in Jughead's series. The changes made him one of the most important supporting cast members for Sabrina, although as he's drawn in the 1997 series, he more closely resembles Sebastian from Josie & the Pussycats than the pure black cat on the television show. In the 1997 series, Salem begins as a continuing semi-regular series of backup shorts. At the very end of the 2011 Sabrina comic series, Salem took over the comic (post-manga Sabrina) for a 4-issue miniseries -- but not as a cat; that series told of his adventures as a young warlock before the transgression for which he was punished by the Witches' Council by being sentenced to live as a cat.

The other stuff was added piecemeal, but not having watched the TV show much, I can't really tell you which stuff from the TV show they just chose to ignore. Any elements taken from the live-action show would have been only in SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH (1997) #1-31 (I think they managed to work a photo shot of MJH on to just about every cover), because after that it morphed into "Sabrina the Animated Series" (and yes, the change was explained in the story in the final issue, #32, before re-launching with the animated pre-teen SABRINA #1 in 2011 -- just as it was explained away again when Holly G took over and Sabrina reverted back to a teenager in issue #38 of that same series).

Not sure what you mean by the "de-aging of other adults". Who, specifically?  I guess there was Cousin Ambrose, which I don't think they explained in the comic, but he was a different story from the aunts, not having appeared much (if at all) since the early 1980s.

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Story Help / Re: Where was "Color Coded" originally printed?
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:50:32 PM »
There are a couple of affordable copies available at Mycomicshop.com - $3 in vg+ and $3.70 in fine- - in case you are interested.

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Story Help / Re: Where was "Color Coded" originally printed?
« on: September 20, 2016, 06:24:16 PM »
The story, "Color Coded", was my first Cheryl story, but I read it as a reprint in my first Archie digest in 1990. The story was also reprinted in one of the later "Cheryl Blossom Special" issues (albeit in slightly censored form) as a flashback. But where did the story first appear?

Possibly this issue of ARCHIE, from November 1983.

Comicbookdb.com says that this issue contains a story titled "Color Coded", and that both Cheryl and Jason Blossom appear in that story. Not having the comic myself, I can't confirm.

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Story Help / Re: Where was "Color Coded" originally printed?
« on: September 20, 2016, 06:02:35 PM »
I believe it was from Archie #326 - Nov. 1983

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General Discussion / Re: What's high school like today?
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:17:47 AM »
I don't mean to veer away from the original intent of Mark's thread, but I'm interested in hearing about High School from any era.  I find the later school years fascinating, in specific the socialization aspects that likely affect most of us for many years following.

I was suprised to see Rusty's school start at 7:45.  We started at 7:55 and that was way earlier than any others in the district.  We were let out at 2:40, so in a span of six hours and forty-five minutes we had nine "mods"(modules or classes). One Mod was lunch and two mods bookended the lunch so we had one class that lasted an hour in essence. There was a four minute break between classes, so that made each mod(class) somewhere around 46 minutes when all said and done.  On Wednesdays we had a dedicated "club" or activity period added(yearbook, debate team, drama, etc.) so class periods were even shorter that day except for the ones wrapping lunch.  Class periods were only about 35-36 minutes those days including the four minute break so the day just flew by.

Some kids who had classes like auto or woodshop, Vo-Ag, Phys. Ed., etc. had a full hour class before or after lunch, so there were three lunch periods(mods) each day.

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General Discussion / Re: What's high school like today?
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:15:28 PM »
I teach high school math in a suburb of Detroit and have been there since 1994.  We still have the state mandated fire and tornado drills.  We also have two lockdown drills per year.  I think this is also state mandated.  I don't think we've had any bomb threats in the past decade.  They were a bit of a fad after Columbine, but aren't an issue for us.

My students take notes in composition books, in spiral  notebooks or on looseleaf paper.  I haven't had any students take notes on computer.  I've never really used scantrons, but a few teachers still use them.  Mostly for final exams I think.  My students will hand write their math papers, but most type their English papers/essay.  Some teachers allow these papers to be submitted digitally through google docs or google classroom.   My pre-calculus class still uses textbooks, but our textbooks for the algebra and geometry classes are old and outdated due to common core so we don't use them anymore.  Most of the stuff we use is teacher created or worksheets.

My school starts at 7:45 and gets out at 3:30 which is a bit longer than many area schools.  We have 6 classes of about 68 minutes plus 30 minutes for lunch.  We have advisory on Wednesdays combined with a late start for staff meetings so classes are only 40 minutes long.

We have computer carts in each classroom and I will give practice quizzes using sites called kahoot and quizizz from time to time.   Standardized testing is done on the computers now, except for the SAT which is still paper and pencil.  Some teachers use the computers  more than others.   I write my notes on a smart board and can actually save the notes and email them to students who were absent.  The class also has a white board that I use for some things.  We stopped having chalk boards when our new building was built a decade ago.  I think most schools have switched over to white boards and/or smart boards.  I also have a document camera that I use.

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General Discussion / Re: What's high school like today?
« on: September 06, 2016, 10:31:32 PM »
I graduated highschool in 2011. My grade, including me, graduated 99 students. I went to a small school. It actually first started on the college campus so I had high school at the college  for 1 year before the schools official location was built. I loved it because i think we were the only high school on my area that had a building for gym and got to go to the college cafeteria for lunch. We were able to get fresh air without getting in trouble for cutting XD

Anyways, I had what they call "blocks" like A Block, B Block , C Block all the way until G Block. A Block = 1st Period. B Block = 2nd period. Freshman year classes were scrambled so different times each day but that stopped Sophomore year. School started at 8:20am and ended at 3:20pm except Wednesdays we went in at 9:15am and Fridays got out at 2:30pm. No homeroom. We had "advisory" which was a class with the same teacher and students every year. But i heard now that its a different class each year with different students and teachers yearly. It got changed:/ .

I had to take two city buses but freshman year since the bus was in a different location the first bus I took had a bunch of students who went to a different high school and people kept looking at me funny for not getting off the city bus to to go "school" even though I was on my way to school just not the school everyone on my bus went too.

scantrons still used with #2 pencils or a paper the teacher came up with.
essays were always typed.
i still used textbooks and my sister who is 17 and in high school uses textbooks too.
notes are still in notebooks.
One thing we had in school was a thing called  "engrade" which is an online website the teachers used and they put your grades on their so you can track your progress in class. I liked it because that way I could see if I had to bump up my grade

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All About Archie / Re: Complete list of new digest stories?
« on: September 03, 2016, 06:40:52 PM »
So here's an interesting example of an inventoried story. WORLD OF ARCHIE ANNUAL #62 (which just came in the mail today) has a lead story written by Alex Simmons and drawn by Rex Lindsey titled "Happiness Is A Wagging Tale". Now, I'm not going to try to figure out when the last time I read a new story drawn by Rex Lindsey was, but let's just say... "it's been a while".

The interesting bit here is that this is one of those stories that contains a rarely-seen editorial footnote, referencing Vegas's appearance and adoption by Archie as a pet (*See ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #244). #244?? Archie Double Digest is up to issue #271 now! ADD #244 came out in November of 2013. It hardly seems like they'd footnote a story from that long ago, so a reasonable guess-timate would be to assume this story was written and drawn sometime within a year of that (more likely, mere months from issue #244). This story would appear to have been sitting on the shelf for two years, give or take a couple of months.

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All About Archie / Re: Complete list of new digest stories?
« on: August 30, 2016, 07:09:22 PM »
When I spoke to Dan Parent a couple of weeks ago, he confirmed that he is indeed the only artist left doing new classic Archie stories for ACP. The stories described in solicitations as "lead" (but not as "new") may either have appeared somewhere before, or been completed some time ago and were part of an inventory of stories that haven't appeared elsewhere prior to their recent digest appearances.

So, at Grand Comics Database, if a story is credited solely to Dan Parent in a recent digest, and it doesn't have a reprint note, it's probably new, right?

I didn't think to ask him about this specifically, but I get the impression that there isn't any backlog of inventoried stories that Dan Parent drew which haven't seen print to this point. I think you can safely assume that the Dan Parent lead stories seen in the digests in the last couple of years are his most recent work. I think I would have noticed in the solicitations if they failed to describe one of DP's lead stories as 'new', so I don't think that's happened yet. The Kennedy brothers stories you're still seeing appear as the leads in digests this year since April/May or so are inventory stories, and those of a few other artists.

I haven't seen a digest lead story that I can recall having read somewhere before so far, but that's fairly meaningless, given that I have a pretty incomplete collection of Archie Comics from the 5 or 10 years preceding 2014. Seeing as how issues from that same time period are only randomly indexed at GCD, I don't know how you'd tell for sure if the non-DP stories represented their first appearance in print, or a reprint, unless you could remember having read it before, or point to a specific issue where it had appeared previously. Added to that, there's no real way of estimating how big an inventory of unpublished material ACP might still have on hand, or exactly how far back those stories might go, in terms of when they were written and drawn. So if a digest solicitation text doesn't describe the lead story as "new", then what exactly does that mean -- it's been published before, or maybe just that it was written & drawn some time ago, but never published before?

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All About Archie / Re: Complete list of new digest stories?
« on: August 30, 2016, 03:10:04 PM »
When I spoke to Dan Parent a couple of weeks ago, he confirmed that he is indeed the only artist left doing new classic Archie stories for ACP. The stories described in solicitations as "lead" (but not as "new") may either have appeared somewhere before, or been completed some time ago and were part of an inventory of stories that haven't appeared elsewhere prior to their recent digest appearances.

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Other Media / Re: The Filmation cartoons
« on: August 30, 2016, 08:43:40 AM »
I saw conflicting sources on those two episodes, so after watching the two, I just took my best guess as to which was correct. And it is indeed UG, and not UP, "at the Bat".

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Other Media / Re: The Filmation cartoons
« on: August 29, 2016, 05:23:06 AM »
I just found a list I made of the Sabrina cartoons a while back. I don't think I ever made a complete list of the Archie cartoons, but I hope this helps.

The Archie Comedy Hour (1969-70)
1.   The Fairy Godmother
2.   Hiccups
3.   Which Witch is Which?
4.   The Basketball Game
5.   Will the Real Weatherbee Stand Up?
6.   Caveman
7.   Paint Story
8.   Aunt Zelda's Broom
9.   Cinderella Story
10.   What the Hex Going On?
11.   Wishbone
12.   Babysitter
13.   Carnival
14.   Stage Fright
15.   Pet Show
16.   Funny Bunny
17.   Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
18.   A Witch in Time
19.   When the Cat's Away
20.   Costume Party
21.   Let's Have a Hand for Jughead
22.   The New Freeway
23.   Blue Whale
24.   Football Game
25.   Town Beautiful
26.   Horse's Mouth
27.   Birdman of Riverdale
28.   Hoedown Showdown
29.   Spooky Spokes
30.   You Oughta Be in Pictures
31.   The Generation Flap
32.   School Daze

Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies (1970-71)
1.   Ug at the Bat
2.   Computerized Moose
3.   Rose-Colored Glasses
4.   Living Dolls
5.   Cake Bake
6.   Hot Rod Derby
7.   The Bear Facts
8.   Child Care
9.   Witches Golf Open
10.   Rummage Sale
11.   High School Drop-Ins
12.   Big Deal
13.   Frankie
14.   Beached
15.   Ouch
16.   Smog
17.   Dirty Pool
18.   The Grayed Outdoors
19.   Short Changed
20.   Mis-Guided Tour
21.   That Old Track Magic
22.   Moose's Alter-Falter
23.   Mortal Terror
24.   Weather or Not
25.   Flying Sorcery
26.   Too Many Cooks
27.   Ambrose's Amulet
28.   Auto-Biography
29.   Tragic Magic
30.   A Nose for News

The New Archie and Sabrina Hour (1977)
1.   Alter Ego / French Deception
2.   Goolie Sitter / Dilton's Invention
3.   Cliché Castle / Carlos' Cool Caper
4.   Witch Picnic / The Talent Show
5.   Moose on the Loose / Weatherbee-Fuddled
6.   Pot Luck / TV Witch Watchers
7.   Funny Paper Caper / Chimp Gone Ape
8.   Teenage Grundy / Talent Test
9.   Talking Bird / All Washed Up
10.   Merlin's Story / A Colorful Experience
11.   Teenie the Terror / The Last Windup
12.   Cartoonie Loonie / Bon Appetite
13.   Party Pooper / Funhouse

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Other Media / Re: The Filmation cartoons
« on: August 26, 2016, 07:34:37 PM »
Just want to add to this: TV shows from this era, once they enter syndication, get messy. For exampe: Total Television's 'Underdog', 'Tennessee Tuxedo & His tales' & 'King Leonardo & his short Subjects'. I have 2 x 16mm copies of Network Prints, with original commercials, of 'Tennessee Tuxedo'. I know they're not original run prints because each contain a 'Commander McBragg' episode & a 'King Leonardo' short'. Plus the General Mills commercials are with 'Rocky & Bullwinkle', a Jay Ward Production.  When you watch the 1/2 hour prints on the DVD set of 'Archie's Funhouse' watch the 'Giant Jukebox' parts. Some episodes have 1, some 3. As mentioned above, in their original hour run they each contained 2 x Sabrina cartoons. There is a push on the get 'Underdog' restored to its original NBC run. The DVD sets, while nice to have, are nothing like the original run. Tennesse Tuxedo is worse! They used the original cartoon opening credits, with a different theme song! The Horror! Quick trivia note: The voice of Commander McBragg is veteran Radio voice 'Kenny Delmar'. Kenny Delmar was famous on the 'Fred Allen Show' as a character known as Senator Beauregard Claghorn. Warner Brothers copied the voice as 'Foghorn Leghorn' & then tried to sue Delmar for copywrite infringement. They lost. Well (As Fred Allen used to say) let's head down Allen's Alley & see who we meet. . .

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