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  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Beach Party Blossom" from World of Archie Double Digest, No. 69: [link]
    June 13, 2019, 04:23:35 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Hot Stuff", a 1980s Cheryl story from AGB&V, No. 328: [link]
    June 12, 2019, 03:06:38 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: Jughead's Time Police #1 is out next week, along with Archie & Sabrina Part 1 (#705). Looking forward to the former, while my interest in ARCHIE has waned since #700... I guess I'll still read it just to see what they do with Sabrina, but the plot already seems too padded-out for my liking.
    June 05, 2019, 06:17:30 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: Jughead
    June 05, 2019, 06:13:05 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Graduation" from Betty and Veronica, No. 5: [link]
    June 03, 2019, 08:17:31 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: Collectively, it seems like they've put out more horror titles than anything else since cancelling the classic ARCHIE and B&V titles, Maybe it's just easier to do those than to come up with a new spin on an all-ages Archie title.
    May 31, 2019, 06:28:42 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: @ darkmark -- That's the unavoidable conclusion, based on the fact that since AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA went M.I.A., ACP has been working overtime to keep new horror titles coming down the pipeline. First JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, then VAMPIRONICA, then BLOSSOMS 666,...
    May 31, 2019, 06:25:06 pm
  • Vegan Jughead: Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina were excellent I thought and I'm not a horror fan. The subsequent horror titles haven't grabbed me as much. 
    May 31, 2019, 08:34:59 am
  • Oldiesmann: I have no desire to read any of the horror comics myself. I miss the classic style
    May 30, 2019, 09:43:03 pm
  • darkmark: Does Archie really think we're jonesing for horror comics featuring the Archie gang?  I'm not.
    May 26, 2019, 10:05:58 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Over the Edge", a 1980s Jason story from Archie, No. 324: [link]
    May 25, 2019, 10:09:06 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Which is Rich", a 1980s Cheryl story from Archie, No. 323: [link]
    May 20, 2019, 07:49:01 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: Totally awesome that Cheryl came to Betty's rescue.
    May 16, 2019, 11:20:40 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: I had to wait until this morning to watch it.
    May 16, 2019, 11:20:06 am
  • archiecomicscollector: Did you watch Riverdale's season finale tonight? Season 4 is expected to air in October.
    May 15, 2019, 10:06:41 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The Fears of a Clown" from Archie & Friends, No. 98: [link]
    May 14, 2019, 10:48:15 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: And a collage: [link]
    May 09, 2019, 08:41:23 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Official pic: [link]
    May 09, 2019, 08:36:13 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Katy Keene ordered to series! Congrats! :)
    May 09, 2019, 08:29:32 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Internet and phone were knocked out for a few days. Just came back up.
    May 08, 2019, 11:57:36 am

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Welcome/Introductions / Re: Howdy!
April 21, 2019, 10:04:42 am
Yeah, I'd imagine Doyle really liked doing the "change-of-pace" stuff a lot. Probably why they assigned him to the unfortunately short-lived Chilling Adventures of Sorcery with Sabrina title and the "Betty Cooper, Betty Cooper" stories in Betty and Me.

And about those Gottfredson volumes- I actually have one of those! Same with a few of the Gladstones, unfortunately I only have a couple complete Gladstone reprints.
Welcome/Introductions / Re: Howdy!
April 18, 2019, 08:34:20 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 18, 2019, 05:17:17 amI always liked Bolling better as a writer than as an artist. I'd rank Kathleen Webb right near the top echelon of writers, too. She was to B&V what Boldman was to Jughead, IMO. And Al Hartley's way under-rated as both a writer AND an artist, IMO. I agree with your choices of JUGHEAD'S FOLLY and JUGHEAD'S FANTASY, though -- ACP really ought to collect all of those in a trade paperback. Those are to the early Silver Age what JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE was to the late '80s/early '90s.

I also like the Disney Ducks (and Mickey) comics and MAD and Looney Toons (and Spongebob and Ren & Stimpy), but totally drew a blank on Gravity Falls and Oggy and the Cockroaches (sounds like a good name for a band, though). My obsession with Harvey Comics is for the pre-Code ones (actually, the pre-horror ones, too) -- but for some perverse reason I find that Baby Huey and Hot Stuff appeal to me in a casual sort of way, while I can just skip Casper, Wendy and Richie Rich (and Sad Sack just creeps me out -- it's the drawing style).
Yeah, Bolling was very good at writing, "Little Archie on Mars" being my favorite of his scripts. I totally agree with you that Archie should compile those Jughead stories into a TPB- I've got "Folly" and "Hercules" in a digest, but that'd be really cool.

Never really bothered to check out the pre-code Harvey's for the most part, maybe someday. Could be something I'd quite like, although I'll always have the soft spot for the ghosts, witches and devils the publisher eventually became famous for. I get that you're not crazy about the Sacks, I guess for some the drawing style might need some getting used to.

I also really like the Mickeys, too. A pity I don't have enough of Floyd Gottfredson, the guy was talented. He was what Barks was to the Disney ducks.

And because you're probably wondering, Oggy is this French cartoon about a blue cat who has the misfortune of sharing his house with three pesky cockroaches (named after the Ramones!!). Gravity Falls is a Disney show about these twins who spend the summer with their greedy, P.T. Barnum-esque uncle in a small town in Oregon (the titular Gravity Falls) where all sorts of weird things happen. They're pretty good, worth checking out.
Story Help / Re: Jugheads new boots
April 18, 2019, 08:21:21 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 18, 2019, 02:21:05 pm
Quote from: Good Ole Samm on April 15, 2019, 09:55:58 amI can help you with this one since I have this one in my collection: it's simply called "Boots" (creative today, aren't we?), and it was originally published in JUGHEAD #115, Dec. 1964, indeed drawn by the great Samm Schwartz. GCD and digest printings of the story credit Jim Ruth for the story, but I think the great Frank Doyle actually wrote it, although it's possible Schwartz took Ruth's script and revised it a bit as he was prone to doing.

Wow, impressive. Every once in a while I come across a credit (almost always a writer) for someone who I'm totally unfamiliar with. In this case, a good example, Jim Ruth. Don't know a thing about him, and have only rarely seen his credit on a story. There have been maybe half-a-dozen or so names I've seen in credits that I'm entirely drawing a blank on, which indicates to me that their tenure with ACP must have been relatively brief. It isn't just the older stories, either... occasionally one pops up from the eighties or nineties stories. Actually, I'd probably be more likely to know who it was if it was an older story, at least if the writer had worked for other companies. And now that I think about it, I guess it's because ACP tended to employ writers (and sometimes artists) who didn't work for any of the larger comic publishers.
Thanks! About Ruth, I think he started writing for ACP in the mid-70s, and it seems he stopped writing for them in the later part of the 80s. His entry on the Jerry Bails "Who's Who" website doesn't list much for him unfortunately, other than that he had photos in an issue of MAD and that he apparently worked for the defunct Cartoonist Profiles magazine in the 80s.

I've also seen the name "Tom Ruth" show up a handful of times on GCD, don't know much about him either than that he apparently worked for Western Publishing for a while in the 60s and 70s, and apparently did scripts for Archie in the 60s. Don't know if he's related to Jim or not.
Welcome/Introductions / Howdy!
April 15, 2019, 10:09:59 am
What's up, fellers? New guy here, and obviously I love Archie comics, especially those from what I'd consider to be the "classic era" of Archie, 1950s-early 90s. Favorite artists would be Samm Schwartz, Bob Bolling, Joe Edwards, Harry Lucey and Dan DeCarlo (senior), least favorites would be Gus LeMoine, Al Hartley and Dick Malmgren. Favorite writer is no contest, that would be the fab-tastic Frank Doyle, though I like Craig Boldman's and sometimes George Gladir's writing as well. Favorite character would be Jughead, and my favorite stories happen to star him, specifically "Son of Hercules" (JUGHEAD'S FANTASY #3) and JUGHEAD'S FOLLY (one-shot). I've also seen the Riverdale TV series, and it's a truly great show. Amazing how they were able to pull off a dark, suspenseful drama with these characters off so successfully.

Other than Archie, I also really like the old Harvey comics (specifically those with Casper, Wendy, Spooky, Sad Sack or Hot Stuff, not too crazy about the rich kid or the dot-obsessed chick) and the Disney ducks, especially drawn by Carl Barks. I also really like the old MAD stuff and Harvey Kurtzman's hilarious Hey Look! one-pagers. I even write me a little fan-fic about Casper and Wendy here 'n' there in my downtime, I can post the link to it here if you folks would like.

I also really like cartoons and "classic" television, some of my faves being the old Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Gravity Falls, Rocko's Modern LifeSpongeBob SquarePants, Oggy and the Cockroaches and Animaniacs.

Don't expect me to be here often, I'll only be here very sporadically, I imagine. Still, I look forward to having a fun time here talking about some of my favorite comic characters.
Story Help / Re: Jugheads new boots
April 15, 2019, 09:55:58 am
I can help you with this one since I have this one in my collection: it's simply called "Boots" (creative today, aren't we?), and it was originally published in JUGHEAD #115, Dec. 1964, indeed drawn by the great Samm Schwartz. GCD and digest printings of the story credit Jim Ruth for the story, but I think the great Frank Doyle actually wrote it, although it's possible Schwartz took Ruth's script and revised it a bit as he was prone to doing.

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