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  • BettyReggie: 112 Days until Wednesday 10th 2018 ,  Riverdale Season #3 on The CW at 8pm.
    June 20, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Riverdale spoof: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Roughing It!" from B&V Friends #262: [link]
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  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM

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Story Help / Re: Magical Stories Starring Betty & Veronica
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:27:14 PM »
Good topic.  :)

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Story Help / Re: Magical Stories Starring Betty & Veronica
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:54:10 AM »
What is the one with the wishing pendant? :)

"Please Don't Repeat Yourself" from VERONICA #109.

There was a sequel where the pendant returned, "Turnabout is Fair Play" in VERONICA #122.

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Story Help / Re: Magical Stories Starring Betty & Veronica
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »
What is the one with the wishing pendant? :)

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Story Help / Re: Magical Stories Starring Betty & Veronica
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:07:23 AM »
Does anyone know of any B&V stories where the girls encounter magic?  Like witches, magical artifacts, or warlocks?  I know that there's one where Veronica finds a wishing pendant and where the girls find a genie, but I'm looking for something new (or old, I guess) to read.   The only stories that I seem to find are ones involving Sabrina and no offense to my favorite teenage witch, I kinda want something where B&V are in the spotlight.  Thanks in advance


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This may sound strange, but a Column I enjoy called "Ask Chris" talks about a Frank Doyle (The king of Archie Writers!) story where Betty and Veronica meet...Satan.


That story was more recently reprinted in The Best of Archie Comics, Book Four

I've read it.  Good story.  At least now we all know why Archie always did whatever Veronica said in the 50's.  Lol.


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Yeah, it wasn't her looks or her money, after all  ;D

What good are looks and money anyway, if not as magic powers by any other name?

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Story Help / Re: Magical Stories Starring Betty & Veronica
« on: January 08, 2017, 05:14:48 PM »
Does anyone know of any B&V stories where the girls encounter magic?  Like witches, magical artifacts, or warlocks?  I know that there's one where Veronica finds a wishing pendant and where the girls find a genie, but I'm looking for something new (or old, I guess) to read.   The only stories that I seem to find are ones involving Sabrina and no offense to my favorite teenage witch, I kinda want something where B&V are in the spotlight.  Thanks in advance


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This may sound strange, but a Column I enjoy called "Ask Chris" talks about a Frank Doyle (The king of Archie Writers!) story where Betty and Veronica meet...Satan.


That story was more recently reprinted in The Best of Archie Comics, Book Four

I've read it.  Good story.  At least now we all know why Archie always did whatever Veronica said in the 50's.  Lol.


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Yeah, it wasn't her looks or her money, after all  ;D

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All About Archie / Re: Most heartwarming archie stories?
« on: September 04, 2016, 12:26:23 PM »
The story wherein a lost dog knocks on Andrews home, when Archie opens the door the dog lets itself in much to the surprise of Archie's parents which scared the poor dog. Archie's mother suggested to look for the dog's owner and hinted that Archie may get a reward for doing so. Archie daydreams of his possible rewards like a date with the dog's owner or perhaps material gains. When they reach the dog's owner's home, it turns out that the owner is a lonely old lady who can't afford to give any reward but a simple thank you. Archie concluded that it was the best reward he had received.

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All About Archie / Re: Most heartwarming archie stories?
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:45:34 AM »
"Home Is Where My Heat Is", which happens to be in my gallery. It's about Ms. Grundy's apartment home being burned in a fire, and The Gang helps her out...

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All About Archie / Is anybody excited for this?
« on: August 11, 2016, 10:59:51 PM »
Its going to be released in September. Not sure if it got mentioned or not yet.


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Reviews / Re: Betty and Veronica 1
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:01:47 AM »
I concur with most of DCR's comments above, but want to give props to Adam's writing overall on the first issue.  Not as funny as Chip's Jughead, but the best first issue of the three reboots imo.

Yeah, I still think I'm going to lean slightly toward Chip Z's 1st issue of Jughead, as far as the writing, but point taken -- averaging out the writing and art together, B&V#1 is probably the best first issue so far. Maybe if Derek Charm had been the artist on Jughead from the outset, I'd still say Jughead #1. Hughes really has to pare down those wordy word balloons and concentrate on having some more things actually happen in 22 pages. There were places in there where it sort of felt like a chore to read it.
Yeah, I think the art on Jughead has been it's weak point. I have enjoyed Chip's stories, so no complaints there.  As for B&V being wordy, I'll re-read #1 in a day or so as it didn't really "feel" that way to me, and I'm usually sensitive to that stuff (i.e. Claremont). The pace and flow of the book was just fine for me.

Well, obviously it doesn't compare to the extreme of something like a Chris Claremont comic. On average for a comic book, the word count isn't that high, but IMO, it's mostly unnecessary wordage that doesn't really add much in the way of characterization or exposition. It mainly seems that there's a lot of talking going on by way of trying to divert your attention from the fact that there's not much really happening in the story. What was the point of having Hot Dog narrate the tale, other than for a cute effect? It's just useless verbiage for nothing. It doesn't advance the story or reveal anything (other than the mere fact that Hot Dog is an intellectual talking dog) of the slightest importance, and it doesn't even appear that Hot Dog will have any active role in events (other than to eat the story pages when the writer gets stuck for an interesting idea). Another example is Archie and Jughead's conversation about "Who would win in a fight: Archie, or Jughead?" Someone like Chip Zdarsky might be able to pull that off, but here it just smacks of some sort of faux hipsterism. Then there's the other "cutesy" boondoggle of "Hot Dog ate pages 19 and 20 so Betty will go meta and read the script while she and Veronica lounge about in bikinis -- because that's what you were expecting an Adam Hughes B&V comic to be like, am I right?". That's ONE drawing per page (and a WHOLE lot of word balloons), as opposed to having to actually advance the plot through graphic storytelling. All sort of "funny bits" designed to distract you from what should be the plot of a six-page short where Pop Tate is (again) going out of business. If there's humor in the story, it should arise organically out of the progression of story events, but a lot of these tangents just feel forced to me, a way to pad out what's essentially a humdrum retread of a standard Archie Comics plot for a short story.

Compare to Frank Doyle, who was able to write stories both interesting AND funny using NO words at all. Or maybe just two, repeated for effect... "VERONICA?  --ARCHIE!  Veronica!! ... Archie.  VERONICA! Archie?", etc. Doyle could write an interesting six page story using only two words or less in which about ten times more happens than in Adam Hughes full-length story using hundreds of words. That's because Doyle only used the words that were needed to tell the story.

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Other Media / Re: Archie's Weird Mysteries
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:27:21 PM »
I remember I was changing channels one day, when all of a sudden I came across Archie's Weird Mysteries. I couldn't believe I was seeing the gang on TV! They were airing Attack of the Killer Spuds. I liked it right away, too bad it didn't last long. This was back in '99 when I was still in high school.
I like how it always ended with "....in a little town called Riverdale".
I was also excited when I found out the local library had the DVDs. I checked them out, probably 3 years ago. I should really check them out again!

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Other Media / Re: Archie's Weird Mysteries
« on: June 30, 2016, 04:47:16 PM »
I have the DVD & it was pure Riverdale, 100%.

And fun.

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All About Archie / Weird/Funny Comic Panels
« on: June 04, 2016, 03:45:52 AM »


I know they sometimes update older comics when they put them in newer digests (e.g. change dates, prices, pop culture figures), but this is ridiculous. Why would they do this?

I scanned this from B&V Double Digest #34.

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All About Archie / Re: When Betty and Reggie team up
« on: June 02, 2016, 07:05:02 PM »
For the shipping part of this thread...




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I'm looking forward to it, but I actually wish it was a different artist.  I like a lot of the variant covers of B&V #1 better than Adam's art. 


Also, he's writing and drawing it.  Evidently he hasn't been the writer on many of his comics.  I hope he doesn't make it too trashy.  He has a reputation for that apparently. 


Finally, he also has a rep for being REALLY slow so I'm afraid there will be a lot of delays.

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I saw that B & V picture that you did on Facebook. You wrote who needs Adam Hughes? It was funny but I say lets give him a chance. Take the reboot of Jughead. Nobody there really cared for the art which was done by Erica Henderson. I really like her Jughead but I'm not huge Fan of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. The art in that comic is not my favorite.

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