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Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
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What have you done today? by Archiecomicxfan215
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What comics have you been reading? by rusty
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What are you listening too ? by DeCarlo Rules
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Library Books That You All Read by BettyReggie
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Betty and Veronica; will there be an issue 4 or is it cancelled? by DeCarlo Rules
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  • BettyReggie: 49 Days till Season #2 of Riverdale.
    Today at 05:24:20 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I must have read about 25,000 pages of comics since then...
    August 21, 2017, 03:17:17 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I can't even remember what Sabrina was doing when last seen in ChAoS #5 -- that was over a year ago.
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    August 20, 2017, 04:44:22 PM
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    August 20, 2017, 04:04:11 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: I got Sabrina digitally last week.  I think the print version is just late.  It's 31 pages!!!  Can't wait for the Archie drawn by Audrey Mok and the final Josie comic as well.  Wish that was continuing.
    August 20, 2017, 02:29:16 PM
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  • Vegan Jughead: OK thanks Mark!
    August 18, 2017, 03:42:32 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Here's a list with links to all of the reviews so far: [link]
    August 18, 2017, 03:01:04 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Vegan Jughead: I don't post a link for each new review, but I do post a notice in the Riverdale Reviewed thread whenever a new review goes up. Just click on the link to the site in the first post of the thread (or in my signature in any of my posts), and the new review will be at the top of the front page of my blog. :)
    August 18, 2017, 02:43:45 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Mark, make sure and post links when you get your reviews done!
    August 18, 2017, 08:40:01 AM
  • BettyReggie: I have Riverdale season #1 but I have to wait till I get new DVD player to watch it.
    August 17, 2017, 09:37:16 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Picked up "Riverdale" on DVD. Ripped the first disc to my hard drive and am gonna start reviewing episode 1 tomorrow. :)
    August 17, 2017, 07:51:23 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Thanks DCR!  That's awesome news.
    August 17, 2017, 06:11:20 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: You won't have to wait longer than next Wednesday, Vegan. The Best of Josie is on Diamond's confirmed shipping list for next week.
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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.


 ;)


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General Discussion / Re: What are you listening too ?
« on: August 20, 2017, 12:37:16 PM »
I don't know if there's any significance, but I would definitely put it above all those things you list.  At least this is based on science.  I don't think you can say that about those other things.

All I'm saying is that your approach to it is no different than people who believe in those other things. Yours is a faith-based belief in science. It's kind of like when Arthur C. Clarke said "Any science sufficiently advanced beyond our understanding is indistinguishable from magic." I'm more of a "question everything, and believe only half of what they tell you" kind of guy. I don't believe in any science that I can't understand the basic underlying principles behind how it works, whether I fully grasp all the details or not. The exact connection between how biology relates to geography seems a little too vague to me. At what point when you're looking at the DNA test results does a bit of it jump up and wave its national flag? How does a complex carbohydrate protein molecule like Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid even have a claim to national origin? Do North Americans have different DNA than South Americans, and how can you tell the difference?

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General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:10:16 AM »
Today i might be going over my boyfriends house but first I am going to get us Chipotle :)

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: August 20, 2017, 12:16:18 AM »
I read Riverdale #5. Are Reggie & Josie really gonna act like that on Riverdale? And why did they make Reggie have a car dealership, his dad always worked at a Newspaper.

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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« on: August 19, 2017, 09:40:52 AM »

RIVERDALE #5 is out already but mine didn't come in the mail yet.
Archie #23 is coming out on August/23/17, it's 3 days away.
ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #2 is coming out on August/30/17 is 10 days away
24 days till RIVERDALE #6 which comes out September 13 2017
38 days till ARCHIE #24 comes out on September 27 2017
THE ARCHIES #1 & Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 comes out on October 4th 2017 which 45 Days away.
YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #3 & Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 11th at 8pm on The CW! which is 52 days away.
They finally posted what Reggie & Me Volume #1's cover is going look like. I love it. So Only Reggie and Me Paperback – October 17, 2017  from & that's 58 Days & 14 Hours & 26 Minutes & 30 Seconds away.
RIVERDALE #7 is coming out on October 18th 2017 which is 59 days away.
ARCHIE #25 is coming out on November 1st 2017 which is 73 days away.
THE ARCHIES #2 is coming out on November 8th 2017 which is 80 days away.
YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #4 & BETTY AND VERONICA: VIXENS #1 is coming out on November 15th 2017 which is 87 days away
RIVERDALE #8 is coming out on November 22 2017 which is 94 days away.
46 days till October 5th 2017 NYCC
96 Days till Black Friday 2017
99 Days till Cyber Monday
127 Days till CHRISTMAS 2017
Life with Kevin Vol. 1 from amazon & it's Arriving January 16th 2018 - 149 days away

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General Discussion / Re: What are you listening too ?
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:08:48 AM »
The original soundtrack to Space Channel 5, which was a sci-fi/dance themed game from 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast. Not what I expected (J-pop). It's more like a retro jazz-funk/movie score thing, which could easily have come from some early '70s Euro cult cinema action movie. Pretty cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7f4y8AQ294

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:45:15 PM »
DANGEROUSLY CHLOE VOL. 1 (tankobon pb collection of the PixieTrix webcomic) By David Lumsdon (writer) and Cassandra Wedeking (artist) - This is my favorite of all the PixieTrix webcomics. It's a spinoff (as is Magick Chicks) of the earlier webcomic Eerie Cuties. Chloe Love is a cadet succubus, so it's her job to... collect or tempt new souls into Hell. But's she's kind of a softie at heart, so she just can't seem to bring herself to collect on a contract with a student named Teddy DeCarlo, and she decides to help him get out of his contract via the loophole of finding him a girlfriend. Well, she has good intentions, but you know what they say the road to Hell is paved with? Chloe's not the only supernatural being around, and a host of angelic characters, as well as her academy-mate succubi (BFF Pandora and arch-rival Lucretia Devotion) get involved in Teddy and his sister's life. Hardly a page goes by that there isn't some kind of joke or comical situation, and most of them are pretty damned darned funny too. Chloe's favorite expression when she's frustrated is "Oh, pitchforks!!", which I just love.

MENAGE A 3 VOL. 1 (tankobon pb collection of the PixieTrix webcomic) By David Lumsdon (writer) and Gisele Lagace (artist/co-writer) - Really too complicated to describe in just a few sentences, but this one's more down-to-earth with less of a fantastical angle. It's a little like "Three's Company", set in Montreal, but one of the characters, DiDi, is a French-Canadian (Quebecois) girl who reminds me a lot of Melody Valentine (although Gisele says she was inspired by Samantha Smyth, and she does have super-strength). I guess it was DiDi's fractured franglais that reminded me of how Melody mixes up her quotations and aphorisms. I found it a little hard to get into as a webcomic at first, and liked it better reading it in book form, but part of that might be because it's the second time around reading the strips in this first volume. I'll probably wind up getting the subsequent volumes sometime.

B & V FRIENDS FALL ANNUAL DIGEST #255 - What, no Josie stories?? And no Cheryl Blossom either!! There's 23 pages of Andrew Pepoy's post-millennial version of Katy Keene though, and a 5-page Suzie story by Samm Schwartz, and a 6-page Ginger story by Harry Lucey. There were a fair number of B&V stories by Kathleen Webb, which I always enjoy, plus another reprint of one of my favorite Dan Parent Veronica stories, "Drama Queen", where Ronnie takes on the Bard by rewriting Romeo and Juliet to update it for modern teens. "What a train wreck!! You want to leave, but you can't turn away!" The lead story by Dan P. and Bill Galvan, "Don't Test My Patience!" is pretty funny up to a point, but kind of left me hanging in the last two panels. Seems like it could have gone on another page or two.

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General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:36:40 PM »
I did my workout early in the morning. I actually read some library books. I haven't done that in a while. I bought 2 packages of Crazee Art Glitter Glue to add the pictures that I color. I started to put it on a page that I'm coloring now so I hope it looks good.

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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:51:28 AM »

ARCHIE #25 is coming out on November 1st 2017 which is 75 days away.
THE ARCHIES #2 is coming out on November 8th 2017 which is 82 days away.
BETTY AND VERONICA: VIXENS #1 is coming out on 89 days away
YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #4 is coming out on November 15 2017 which is 89 days away.
RIVERDALE #8 is coming out on November 22 2017 which is 96 days away.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:32:19 AM »
WEEK OF 08-16-17:
SILVER SURFER #13 (of 14)
X-MEN BLUE #9
SPY SEAL #1 (of 6)
UNCLE SCROOGE #433
ROM #12
INVINCIBLE #139
WORLD WAR TANK GIRL #4 (of 4)
KILL THE MINOTAUR #3 (of 6)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #17
ASTRO CITY #46
DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1 (of 6)
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS SPACE GHOST #1 (of ?)
SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 (one-shot)
SHEENA #0
KISS/VAMPIRELLA #3 (of 5)
MIGHTY MOUSE #3
MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #4 (of 5)
STAR TREK TNG: THE MIRROR BROKEN #3 (of 6)
ANNO DRACULA #5 (of 5)
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #1 (of 4)

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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:34:15 AM »
RIVERDALE #5 is out already but mine didn't come in the mail yet.
Archie #23 is coming out on August/23/17, it's 6 days away.
ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #2 is coming out on August/30/17 is 13 days away
27 days till RIVERDALE #6 which comes out September 13 2017
41 days till ARCHIE #24 comes out on September 27 2017
THE ARCHIES #1 & Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 comes out on October 4th 2017 which 48 Days away.
Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 11th at 8pm on The CW! which is 55 days away.
ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #3 is coming on October 11th which 55 days away.
They finally posted what Reggie & Me Volume #1's cover is going look like. I love it. So Only Reggie and Me Paperback – October 17, 2017  from & that's 61 Days & 15 Hours & 34 Minutes & 38 Seconds away.
RIVERDALE #7 is coming out on October 18th 2017 which is 62 days away.
49 days till October 5th NYCC
99 Days till Black Friday 2017
102 Days till Cyber Monday
130 Days till CHRISTMAS 2017
Life with Kevin Vol. 1 from amazon & it's Arriving January 16th 2018 - 152 days away

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I'm pretty sure we'll see a Your Pal Archie-style Betty and Veronica before long.

I wish I had your optimism about it, Vegan. I'm more worried right now about how many issues of YPA we can get before the plug is pulled. Ideally I would wish for "more than 22", but... comic shop consumers seem to give any kind of humor series a chilly reception.

Oh you didn't know YPA is already just a 5 issue miniseries?  Dan Parent says it "might" go further, but as I said before he hinted at another series or something and maybe that will be B&V.  I just can't see Archie having Vixens be the only Betty and Veronica product.  B&V are their most popular characters.

Oh, I know the initial contract for YPA is just 5 issues. But I'd assume that any similar take on B&V would be contingent on whether or not YPA is able to sustain an audience, so it hardly seems likely to me that if YPA doesn't sell well enough, it would be replaced by a B&V title in the same style. Even IF such a title were to materialize, I'd hardly expect it to run more than 4 or 5 issues, or sell any better than YPA. To be honest, I really don't expect that YPA will run more than the initial allotment of 5 issues, sad to say. That's why it seems to me that you're being overly optimistic about the chances for a similar B&V title. I'd love to be wrong about that, but realistically, the odds don't seem good. I doubt that VIXENS will turn out to be an ongoing title, either.

I'm not quite convinced that B&V are currently more popular as their own franchise than ARCHIE. I think that you can certainly point to where that was the case for many years, but now...? I'm not sure if that's still true. It's true that the last ongoing floppy comic in the classic style to be cancelled was B&V, which continued for a few more issues after ARCHIE #666, but that's because they'd already committed to Michael Uslan's multi-part story. And while the classic ARCHIE title was replaced two months later by a newly rebooted #1 issue, after B&V ended with #278, it took a whole nine months before Adam Hughes' rebooted 1st issue appeared -- not to mention the 6-month gaps between issues 1 & 2, and 2 & 3. For "their most popular characters", it's awfully strange that ACP would allow so few issues of B&V to appear in the space of two years. THREE issues in 2 years?? Granted AH is slow and they knew that, but couldn't they have done something else with the characters to fill the gap? I can see that you're upset about the Vixens idea, but in reality if it follows fairly closely on the heels of the Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica miniseries, it will be a lot more issues of B&V than we've seen in a long time.

Those first couple of Adam Hughes B&V issues did more than respectable numbers in sales, but I'd say that had a lot more to do with Adam Hughes than with the B&V name. Still nowhere near as impressive as the sales on the initial issues of the rebooted Archie title, either. Or even on "The Death of Archie".

It might still be the case that B&V Double Digest outsells any of the Archie digests, but I'm not entirely convinced of that. World of Archie and Archie Double Digest are still at the 10x/yearly frequency, and while B&V Double Digest is still 10x/yearly, B&V Friends is only 6x/yearly. I have no real proof, but I'd suspect that either WoA or Archie Double Digest is now the best-selling of the digest titles.

Looking at the trade collections from the last ten years, the preponderance of titles released have the ARCHIE logo on the cover in large letters, and there have been relatively few B&V collections by comparison. Perhaps most tellingly, to date there has still been no trade collection of that last "Farewell, Betty & Veronica" multi-part storyline. All of the comparable multi-part Archie storylines got trade collections. No TP collections for those Jughead multi-parters "Jughead Jones, Semi-Private Eye" and "A Jughead in the Family" (a.k.a. "Movin' In") either.

I think ACP thought that the new reboot of Archie would lead to an entire line of ongoing titles featuring all of the characters who traditionally had had ongoing titles. I hate to say it, but with the cancellation of the New Riverdale iterations of Reggie and Me, Jughead, and Josie, it seems fated not to be. There seems to be just enough of an audience to support ONE ongoing title in the floppy comic format, and right now that title is Archie. I don't think The Archies or Jughead: The Hunger will last, either. I'm sure they'll continue to come up with one-shots and miniseries re-imagining the characters in various different situations, along the lines of AWA (which published its last issue a year ago) and Vixens, but they're all "novelty acts" destined for short runs, no matter how much of a happy face Jon Goldwater tries to put on the situation with his claims of having brilliantly re-invented the company for the 21st Century.

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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:47:24 AM »

These are some dates I'm really looking forward to
THE ARCHIES #1 & Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 comes out on October 4th 2017 which 51 Days away.
Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 11th at 8pm on The CW! which is 58 days away.
Reggie and Me Paperback – October 17, 2017  from & that's 64 Days & 14 Hours & 15 Minutes & 44 Seconds away.
52 days till October 5th 2017 New York Comic Con
102 Days till Black Friday 2017
105 Days till Cyber Monday

133 Days till CHRISTMAS 2017

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Reviews / Re: Some reviews.
« on: August 12, 2017, 12:18:38 AM »
A couple of other things I forgot to mention here about stories I found surprising. There's one Gladir/DeCarlo Sabrina story here where she's reminiscing about when she was a little girl (which also includes an appearance by Harvey), that I would bet dollars to donuts pre-dates any appearances of Little Sabrina in the Little Archie stories. Actually, if I'm not mistaken, I don't think Bolling ever used Little Sabrina in his original run on Little Archie, and she was first incorporated into the strip by Dexter Taylor after he had taken over the writing and art on Little Archie.

There's one Little Archie story here by Bolling that's quite recent because I saw it as the lead story in one of the digests within the past couple of years ("The New Kid"), and although it's a 5-page short, it does involve a fantasy angle, where an alien kid lands his UFO on earth and meets up with Little Archie, who's on his way to a costume party, and naturally both Little Archie and the kids at the party think the alien kid is just another friend in a weird costume, before Little Archie eventually learns the truth.

Also notable was a story in which Veronica appears in a Josie story when Alexander's car has trouble, and she stops to offer Josie and Alex a lift. Alex's bloated ego is profoundly insulted when Veronica asks him to wipe the mud off his feet before getting in the car. He refuses the ride, and determines to revenge himself for what he considers Veronica's insult. He knows not who he's dealing with...

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