This is a great cartoon. The animation is very well done. However, I was very disappointed to discover that the DVD does not include closed captioning. This is particularly difficult to understand b/c the cartoon must have been closed captioned when it first aired in 1999. Why wouldn't these DVDs be closed captioned?
Richie Cunningham often wore a varsity jacket on Happy Days. However, I do not think Archie ever wore a varsity jacket in the 1950s, although they certainly existed at that time. When was the first time Archie wore a varsity jacket. I am thinking it is not until at least the 1970s, maybe even the 1980s.
I had a slow day at work recently and discovered my library system owned a copy of The Early Archie: Classic Comics Library #321 His Adventures From Pep Comics and Jackpot Comics. The book is strange.The book is 396 pages long. There is no identification of what comic books these stories originally appeared in, or even the year of their release. I think all the stories were written in the 1940s. Many of them are in the Dark Horse collections, but some were not. The book claims not to have any ads on the back cover, but actually there are several ads for the Archie Radio Show in it. [/size] Has anyone else here seen this book?
I have been reading Archie's Giant Comics 75th Anniversary Book recently. In this book, there are story called "Mind Over Madder" from 1952. This story is very homophobic. In the story Archie and Reggie are bashing Jughead for not liking girls. Archie says at one point "I think any guy that doesn't like gals should run, not walk to a psychologist." In another panel Archie says "If our ancestors were like you they would never have married our ancestorettes! Nobody would ever have been born! Reggie later says "Can y'imagine that guy!?! Trying to wipe out the whole human race!" It is quite shocking to hear Archie rip apart his best friend like that. That dialogue doesn't sound spontaneous-it sounds like something that would have taken a lot of planning. Also, the premise seems wrong. It doesn't seem to me that Archie and Reggie were planning to impregnate their dates that evening, so how were they helping the propagation of the species? One could easily excuse the story's original publication as simply sharing the bigotry common at the time of it's written but the decision to reprint it (when other much better stories would have worked perfectly) is deplorable.