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  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Archie's Weird Mysteries": "I Was a Teenage Vampire": [link]
    October 22, 2017, 09:04:01 PM
  • Ronny G: Actually yesterday. Today's Sunday, but I just got home from vacation today!
    October 22, 2017, 07:11:20 PM
  • Ronny G: Got my Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual digest in the mail today! YAY!
    October 22, 2017, 07:09:45 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Hey but who needs Moose and Midge when you can have such prominent characters as Penny Peabody and Toni Topaz on the show?
    October 22, 2017, 10:30:03 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Ms. Grundy would have been a total surprise but it turned out she wasn't really Ms. Grundy so I can let that go.  Killing Moose after barely seeing him last year and Midge after she was in literally one episode (and barely in it, at that) seems ridiculous.
    October 21, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: For a character franchise that's been running for 75+ years, ARCHIE really has a pretty small cast of regulars. Apart from the core 5 and the other 6 already mentioned, there's Cheryl & Jason and Kevin... and (filed under "extended supporting players") the teachers and parents. That's pretty much it. 14 teen characters and their parents & teachers. Sabrina and Josie and their supporting casts coexist in Riverdale, but they're really their own separate franchises. If your murder victims turn out to be Jinx Malloy and Cricket O'Dell, there's not much drama in it, beyond a shrug.
    October 21, 2017, 07:12:39 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Why Moose and Midge? Good question... let me know if you can think of any other ongoing characters who are more expendable, but still well-known. I guess the other likely candidates would be Dilton and Ethel, or Chuck and Nancy. I guess you could come up with a short list of other names, but are they really that well-known? Ms. Grundy was a total surprise!
    October 21, 2017, 06:45:30 AM
  • BettyReggie: Midtown Comics has the new January 2018 Comics. I preordered mine.
    October 20, 2017, 05:17:44 PM
  • CAPalace: Seriously though why are Moose and Midge like one of the first people to die whenever they are in the horror stories line and now Riverdale lol
    October 20, 2017, 12:36:49 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I recently watched Geek House's reaction to the episode. They're very amateur. They often leave in false starts and farting around before the actual intro. Joey often struggles with the episode title, like he can't just look it up before they start recording. Joey has to announce that he's putting the video into full screen and then does a countdown. Cut all of that stuff out! In the new review, he and his wife didn't react at all to Moose and Midge being killed. It soon became apparent that they didn't even know it was Moose and Midge! Joey referred to them as the "drug addicts".
    October 20, 2017, 11:42:14 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Oh, wow, that sucks.
    October 20, 2017, 09:21:57 AM
  • JonInIowaCity: I'm not saying that they're dead, but they're not listed as appearing in any future episodes in IMBD, while other minor characters are.
    October 20, 2017, 08:53:10 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: I don't think Moose and Midge are dead.  I hope not.  It's one thing to kill Jason Blossom.  Killing two characters who have been around for 68 years is something else entirely.
    October 20, 2017, 07:43:40 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Or a short black actress with punky hair.  ;D
    October 19, 2017, 12:21:11 PM
  • JonInIowaCity: Looks like each episode of season 2 will end with a murder.
    October 18, 2017, 09:55:30 PM
  • BettyReggie: Midge looked like she was wearing wig. Couldn't they get a actress with short spunky black hair?
    October 18, 2017, 09:38:39 PM
  • BettyReggie: My Riverdale #7 came today.
    October 18, 2017, 05:24:07 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Plus, this Black Hood seems to be an outright murderer who isn't even targeting criminals...
    October 17, 2017, 09:45:36 PM

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 20, 2017, 01:50:45 AM »
I was also disappointed in the Archie Halloween Spectacular. All recently reprinted Halloween stories I'd read before and only about 22 pages I believe. It should've been a freebie for FCBD.

Btw DeCarloRules, how did you get to read those FCBD books early?

Retailers get those Halloween ComicFest books shipped to them a couple of weeks before the week of Halloween. I have an inside connection since my LCS owner is a personal friend whom I've known for 20+ years, and I help him out on a regular basis by managing his subscribers' list and pulling all the product for them, logging re-orders, and handling special requests (which amounts to less than a day's work, added up over the course of the week, with everything except the weekly folder-filling being done online from wherever I am) in exchange for getting all my comics at store cost -- which is pretty much the only reason I can afford to consume the dangerously high volume of comic-related product that I do.

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If you think about it, the only titles that have been around longer than 5 issues (1 story arc) are ARCHIE, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, and RIVERDALE. That's only four, and all of the others are "newbies" that may or may not be around a year or two after their first issue.

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Nice! I'm still waiting for #4 and 5 to ship. I've been getting both covers, but still plan on buying it as a TP collection.

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Apart from the reprint digests, just about EVERY Archie Comics brand (or imprint) has only one or two ongoing titles.

Riverdale TV series:
RIVERDALE

New Riverdale:
ARCHIE
THE ARCHIES


Archie Horror: (but they only come out with a one or two issues a year... which is stretching the definition of an "ongoing title")
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER
(*hasn't even come out yet, so hard to say if it'll be "ongoing" or not)

All-New Classic Archie:
YOUR PAL ARCHIE (not really an "ongoing" anyway)

Archie Alterniverse: (there's no real imprint for this one, so I just made one up)
BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS (*hasn't even come out yet, so hard to say if it'll be "ongoing" or not)

Dark Circle:
THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS

Archie Action:
COSMO

Also, even though there might nominally be 3 "ongoing" titles (such as that is, for titles which rarely produce a new issue every 6 months or so) under the Archie Horror imprint, none of those titles take place in the same universe. You might also say that it's debateable as to whether even ARCHIE and THE ARCHIES are taking place in the same "universe".

So really, that's all Archie Comics publishes -- a bunch of different stand-alone comics which are independent and self-contained, and not related to any other titles.

*And by that I mean -- REGGIE AND ME was intended to be an ongoing title, but low preorders on the first couple of issues nixed that idea pretty fast, and it was downgraded to a 5-issue miniseries. That could happen to ANY of these announced-as-ongoing titles. Poor sales would result in turning it into a one-story-arc-only limited series, just enough to make up one trade collection.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:41:37 PM »
Today (10-17):
Both of these digests have a cover price of $6.99 -- but the B&V Halloween Annual has 192 pages, and Archie & Me Digest #1 has only 128 pages.

BETTY & VERONICA HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #257 - Despite irishmoxie's complaint over the low incidence of true Halloween stories in the B&V Annual (which is a fair assessment), the overall quality of most of these story pages is pretty high, and I'd rate the contents as being between 70-80% "above average" stories. There's a fair amount of pages of Dan DeCarlo artwork, and a fair amount of pages of Dan Parent artwork, probably a higher percentageof those two artists than found in any other digest title (and seeing as how they are among my favorite of all the regular Archie artists, that is a very good thing). Of course there are also some Stan Goldberg and Jeff Shultz stories, as you would pretty much expect in any B&V digest. It has a good amount of variety too, with Sabrina, Josie, and Cheryl Blossom stories (by Holly G) in addition to the B&V stories, and Veronica and Betty solo stories. I don't have a clue why they moved the Josie and Cheryl stories from B&V Friends, where they formerly appeared regularly, to the regular B&V title, but it only makes this a better digest title. It's true that of the 192 pages in the digest, 14 of them are advertising pages, so that leaves 178 - and out of those, 2 of them are puzzle pages, which I just glance at briefly and skip over. There's also a 2-page Halloween Quiz (from one of the old B&V Spectacular magazine-style comics) -- but I actually enjoyed reading that -- and a 5-page feature on ideas for throwing a Halloween party, illustrated by Dan Parent (again, from one of those old B&V Spec's) that actually has some pretty good ideas, if you were thinking of throwing a Halloween Bash. Ironically, the few pages of Halloween-themed stories contained here are among the weakest stories in this issue. There were 2 or 3 of the older classic reprints that I'd rate as absolute gems, however. And best of all, no pages wasted on "Little" B&V stories by Dexter Taylor - those I always skip, so this digest contains virtually no wasted pages, apart from the obligatory ads and those 2 puzzle pages (that's actually a pretty low number of puzzle pages by Annual standards).

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #1 - Vegan Jughead was right about this one. It's among the worst digests Archie Comics has ever published. Oh, the new 5-pager written by Dan Parent and drawn by Jeff Shultz (nice to see new stories by him, BTW) is great. When Dan writes a classic Archie story, he's on-target 90% of the time or better, and all of the returning former classic Archie artists are turning in great work, in most cases some of the best art they've ever done. It's all downhill after those first 5 pages, though. This digest had, out of its 128 pages, 10 pages of ads, so that leaves 118 pages of stories. AND 23 of those pages were devoted to "Archie Babies" -- which I flipped through and didn't read. Hey, here's an idea... why not devote 15 to 24 pages in a digest title to stories about "Octogenarian Archie & Friends"?? Sound like something you'd want to read, eh? Well, frankly... even THAT would be more interesting to me than any of the reprints involving Baby, Little, or "The New Archies" versions of the characters. It's a complete waste of paper, as far as I'm concerned. That left me with 95 pages of story, and of those, most of them are pretty run-of-the-mill. I'd say LESS THAN HALF of those pages were above average stories, so considering the cover price here, and the lack of anything compelling me to buy this, I'd rate it as an absolute "NOT BUY". About the nicest thing I can say about the reprint pages is that at least they had the courtesy to skip the puzzle pages (but they could have put 23 of them in here instead of Archie Babies, and it wouldn't have made a difference to me). If I hadn't already pre-ordered issues #2 & #3, I'd probably skip them -- and if things follow the usual pattern, I'm pretty sure those issues will ALSO be filled with 23-page "Archie Babies" sections! Am I ever glad I didn't subscribe to this! UGH!

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:52:13 PM »
WEEK OF 10-11-17 to 10-17-17
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #740
BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS DLX ED HC VOL 02
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMIC DOUBLE DIGEST #72
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 (of 6)
YOUR PAL ARCHIE #3 (of 5)
ARCHIE HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1
HCF 2017 ARCHIE'S MADHOUSE MINICOMIC
HCF 2017 DONALD DUCK'S HALLOWEEN SCREAM #2 MINICOMIC
HCF 2017 CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST MINICOMIC
ATOMAHAWK #0
FIGHTING AMERICAN #1
THE TREMENDOUS TRUMP #1 (one-shot)
WONDER WOMAN #32
DETECTIVE COMICS #966
ACTION COMICS #989
RAGMAN #1 (of 6)
HCF 2017 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SPEC ED
HCF 2017 JUNJI ITO SHIVER
HCF 2017 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #3 (of 4)
KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #2 (of 6)
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #4
SPY SEAL #3 (of 4)
THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED TP

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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:31:54 AM »
Finished watching the rest of ARCHIE'S WEIRD MYSTERIES. Towards the end of the series there are a couple of 3-episode story arcs, one with Veronica getting a sunstone pendant and thinking that she's The Ender, destined to save the world by preventing the Eternal Night of the Vampires. This introduced a character named Scarlet Hellsing, who also appeared in some issues of the comic book series based on the animated series. The other 3-episode arc involves a time-travelling villain named Vinnie Wells, who steals a time-device invented by Dilton (don't ask how, but Vinnie's whole motivation stems from a desire to mooch money to buy nachos). The final episode of the 3 also features a time-travelling adult Archie Andrews, and a wilderness scout (in the year 1699) named Bob Montana who found (and thus founded) Riverdale (with some help from time-travelling Archie), as well as an homage to the very first Archie story where a 12 year-old Archie tries to show off by balancing on top of his bicycle seat, and meets Betty for the first time. Without a doubt, this was the best-written episode of the entire series. I almost expected Marshal January McAndrews of the Time Police to show up to help put an end to Vinnie's chrono-meddling. It very much felt like a plot from Jughead's Time Police, mixed with a little of the multiverse stuff from Life With Archie magazine.

Since then I've been going back and forth (one disc at a time) between the original SABRINA THE TEEN-AGE WITCH (1969, Filmation) and THE GROOVIE GOOLIES, which was an additional half-hour program created to expand Sabrina's show into an hour-long block when it spun off from THE ARCHIE COMEDY HOUR where it first appeared, in the same way that The Archie Comedy Hour was an expansion of the earlier half-hour THE ARCHIE SHOW (1968). On DVD, the shows were released at different times by different companies, each as a 3-disc set (16 half-hour episodes per series). As with the Archie cartoons appearing on The Archie Comedy Hour, SABRINA AND THE GROOVIE GOOLIES re-ran the earlier Sabrina animated episodes from The Archie Comedy Hour, while adding the new Groovie Goolies cartoon episodes (in which Sabrina also appears, but as a distinctly minor supporting character). The weird thing is, although the Goolies were an original creation of the Filmation Studios writers and animators, the copyright is still in the name of Archie Comic Publications (1970), which makes it odd to me that ACP never ever used the characters (not even once) in their comics. For some reason, Filmation felt that it was necessary to hyphenate the word "teen-age" in the title of Sabrina's cartoon, as opposed to the more common spelling "teenage". One of the songs from the Groovie Goolies was "Chick-A-Boom" which was later re-recorded by Dick Monda, who did the songs for the entire series, under the pseudonym "Daddy Dewdrop" and became a big hit (although now mostly forgotten, as are most one-hit wonders).



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All About Archie / Re: Your Pal Archie
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:32:18 PM »
I read issue #3 (but I'm not going to talk about the stories and give any spoilers). It was good -- better even than the first two issues (which I liked). I could get used to this as an ongoing series, so it's kind of a drag that there are only going to be 2 more issues. Not that I really had any expectations of it bucking the current trend at ACP and being some kind of breakout title. Ah well. I guess 5 issues is better than none, and more than I could even really expect.

So I've been buying these variant cover versions of the regular issues, with part of a long connecting scene with artwork by Les McClane. I'm really only buying them (in addition to the regular, Dan Parent cover) to support the book, so the first couple I just bagged & boarded and filed away without even looking at them. But today I just happened to really be looking at #3, and there are quite a few characters in there, with a little story going on in the background if you look hard.

#1 - Sheila Wu and ? (could be Shrill, but it doesn't really look like her) are reading a fashion magazine with a cover story about Katy Keene, while Dilton holds an old issue of PEP (with The Shield on the cover) open, showing it to Midge and Moose. Behind them, Betty holds on to Archie's arm as they stroll through the parking lot (since when does Pop's Chok'lit Shoppe have a parking lot?) towards the door of Pop's. Behind them, Cricket O'Dell spots a piece of folding money on the ground, and behind her sitting on a wall, Salem is being doused by a little storm cloud (because he's sitting next to Jinx Malloy). Behind the wall, zombie Jughead and zombie Ethel are emerging from the trees behind January McAndrews, while behind them, Sabrina hovers on her broomstick, waving at Harvey Kinkle from outside his second-floor window. Behind Sabrina, Evilheart is flying towards a big tree in which Captain Hero is perched on a large branch. The tree is located in front of a house where we can see the tiny figures of Fred & Mary Andrews and Alice & Hal Cooper.

#2 - Betty and a smiling Archie have just entered through the door of Pop's and Betty is frowning when she sees Veronica waving at them (sharing a booth with Reggie, who's also frowning). At the booth behind them (to the left on the cover) sit RHS faculty Coach Clayton, Ms. Grundy, Prof. Flutesnoot and Mr. Weatherbee. Behind Betty & Archie, Pop is at the counter serving up a pile of hamburgers on a platter to Jughead, standing at the counter. Jughead has his back to Linda Moore and Wilbur Wilkin, sitting on counter stools, and Wilbur is looking off-cover to the right, sipping on a straw in a big milkshake, while Linda stares up at him with a forelorn look on her face. Behind them, outside Pop's back window, Sabrina carries Harvey off on her broomstick as below them, zombie Jughead and zombie Ethel and zombie Grundy advance behind zombie Weatherbee toward January McAndrews and Deputy Marshall Forsythe P. Jones (he's in uniform) of the Time Police. Fortunately, Pureheart the Powerful, patrolling overhead, has spotted the situation.

#3 - Zombies Weatherbee and Grundy are attacking Harvey Kinkle, as he dangles from Sabrina's broomstick by one hand, and the zombies attempt to grab his feet. Pureheart is keeping zombies Jughead & Ethel at bay while Time Police Jughead and January escape. Zombie Moose and zombie Midge are arriving to assist the other zombies, and Evilheart & Captain Hero are zooming down from the left to help Pureheart in battling them, while Superteen is about to land from above right behind Pureheart. There is a large TV monitor in front of the window (showing Josie and the Pussycats playing) and beneath the monitor outside the window we can see Chester and Mad Doctor Doom lurking behind some trees. Over at the left side of the cover we can see Laurie Lake sitting at the counter, sipping on a straw sharing that same milkshake that Wilbur was drinking on #2's cover. She has her back to Alec and is ignoring him, as he slouches on his counter stool, frowning. The stool to the right of Alec is unoccupied, but the next one is occupied by Trula Twyst (wearing a light blue U.G.A.J. t-shirt) as she eyes Jughead who's just strolled past her carrying his huge platter of hamburgers. Watch out, Juggie! You're heading into the middle of a food fight! Ginger Snapp is sitting at the counter in a yellow t-shirt, about to throw a big wad of what looks like (maybe) pizza dough? (There's another, much larger wad of the same stuff sailing over her head.) Sitting at booths in front of all this, Cheryl and Jason Blossom share a booth with Valerie Smith's brother Trev and Cheryl is handing a smirking Reggie a strawberry milkshake, as Reggie looks back over his shoulder to the right, at the booth occupied by Archie, who stares blissfully into Veronica's eyes as Betty sits opposite with arms folded and a look of extreme irritation on her face.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:28:14 AM »
NURSE HITOMI'S MONSTER INFIRMARY GN VOL. 2 & 4

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 08, 2017, 05:58:52 AM »
And on that note, I noticed that the newest World of Archie and Jughead with Archie double digests are already out at the grocery store ahead of the digital site.

You know, I can't remember when I've actually seen them anywhere for sale in a grocery store. Nowhere in recent memory, although I seem to have some distant recollection of seeing them there sometime when I was much younger. Or maybe I'm just not shopping at the right food chains.

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All About Archie / Re: Your Pal Archie
« on: October 08, 2017, 05:54:35 AM »
...Actually, DCR, I believe I was talking about ACP's decision to make B&V 16 in the official guide/statistics on the website!
  I tbought that what I wrote made that entirely clear that that was what I was writing about! Perhaps I failed to do so...

I think you can always find the odd reference here or there in one story or another where they might be referred to as older, but I've always taken it as given that they're all 16 (as a median age, with all the gang's ages being less than a year's difference) and Juniors in high school.

Most of the original source material of the characters seems to have been drawn from Bob Montana's own memories of his years at Haverhill High School, particularly the last year he attended, which was Junior year. After that his family moved to Manchester, NH and he finished his high school education as a Senior at Manchester High, but the characters in ARCHIE all seem to be drawn from his memories of people he knew while at Haverhill High.

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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:33:14 AM »
WEEK OF 10-04-17:
PUNISHER: PLATOON #1 (of 6)
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 (of 5)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: HERO KILLERS #5 (of 5)
HACK/SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #1 (of 5)
THE SHADOW/BATMAN #1 (of 6)
BATMAN THE MURDER MACHINE #1 (one-shot)
BATMAN THE DAWNBREAKER #1 (one-shot)
HILLBILLY #8
THREE STOOGES HALLOWEEN STOOGETACULAR (one-shot)
PINK PANTHER PINK ANNIVERSARY (one-shot)
THE DAMNED #4
BLACK MAGICK #8
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #18
RICK & MORTY #30
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #1
CAPTAIN KRONOS, VAMPIRE HUNTER #1
SAUCER STATE #4 (OF 6)
SKULL ISLAND BIRTH OF KONG #3


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All About Archie / Re: New york comic con 2017 photos
« on: October 06, 2017, 01:07:47 PM »
Looks like they brought everything in paperback but those 1000 Page Comics digests.  ???

... AND you need tickets just to buy some designer collectible vinyl toys?? ?? ?? ?? What's up with that?

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All About Archie / Who am I?
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:41:22 PM »
I'm athletic and like to keep in shape.

My best gal-pal is Veronica Lodge.

I have blond hair and people say I'm good looking.

I'm a good student.

I love my sister and we get along great.

I believe in social justice and getting involved with my community.

My best guy-pal is Jughead.

I have a positive outlook, and people like me.

Even though I have a boyfriend, sometimes I can get distracted by a hunky guy.

I like journalism, and I might want to make it my career after graduation.

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All About Archie / Re: Your Pal Archie
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:57:49 AM »
YOUR PAL ARCHIE #3 is out next week (along with the reprint ARCHIE'S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL)!

And for Halloween ComicFest coming up the week of Halloween, another ARCHIE'S MADHOUSE minicomic!  8)

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