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  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Woman Scorned": [link]
    May 19, 2018, 08:03:52 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Cheryl's jacket is red, because she's Cheryl M.F. Blossom, and she can wear whatever custom-made clothes she wants, thankyouverymuch. :P
    May 17, 2018, 09:16:50 AM
  • BettyReggie: I want know why Cheryl's serpent jacket was red? Everyone else coat was black. And near the end of Espoide where were Jughead & Betty at? Was that a hotel?
    May 16, 2018, 09:41:30 PM
  • BettyReggie: I made 3,000 posts .
    May 16, 2018, 07:43:26 PM
  • BettyReggie: 21 Minutes to the season finale of Riverdale.
    May 16, 2018, 07:39:28 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of Betty and Veronica: Vixens #6: [link]
    May 11, 2018, 11:17:28 PM
  • BettyReggie: August 7th 2018 - 87 days till Season 2 of Riverdale comes out
    May 11, 2018, 03:34:05 PM
  • BettyReggie: They have the free Comic Book Days Comics on Midtown Comics. I order 7 of them.
    May 07, 2018, 01:40:00 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: That's pretty much the whole point of having an internet -- it connects you to entertainment, information, and people who would otherwise be too far away from you physically, or would involve much greater effort on your part to connect with. And although there are some advantages for comic book collectors inherent in the direct-market dedicated comic book shop system, the major BIG (obvious) DISadvantage is that only a few thousand of those shops exist, compared to the huge number of retailers who used to carry comic books along with their other products back in the days of the "newsstand distribution system".
    May 07, 2018, 03:35:40 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: The only "local" comic shop within "reasonable" distance of my house is 18 miles away, in the next county. Yeah, no, I'll continue getting my comics digitally.
    May 06, 2018, 07:39:36 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @Archiecomicxfan215 - FCBD comic books may be free to you, but the retailer has to PAY for those comic books he gives away for free. The publishers of the FCBD comics make no profit off them, and they're distributed to retailers by Diamond Comics for free, but they have to charge comic shop owners money for them, because paper and printing costs money. Your local comic shop owner loses a small amount of money with every FCBD comic book he gives away. Of course the whole idea behind FCBD is that sampling those free comic books will create interest in customers actually BUYing the retail versions of those FCBD comic books later on.
    May 06, 2018, 01:50:26 AM
  • BettyReggie: On Monday Midtown Comics has the free comics on their website.
    May 05, 2018, 05:11:46 PM
  • Archiecomicxfan215: I brought some comics too. Got my first Sabrina comics for my collection today
    May 05, 2018, 12:49:55 PM
  • Archiecomicxfan215: This year at the comic book store near me I was only allowed to choose 3 comics. Previous years it was 5. My boyfriends local comic book store he was allowed up to 5 comics free. Don’t know why it changed near me.
    May 05, 2018, 12:49:14 PM
  • Archiecomicxfan215: My boyfriend went to a comic book store near his house and picked me up Die Kitty Die and Riverdale
    May 05, 2018, 11:35:02 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Don't forget to pick up the FCBD issue of DIE KITTY DIE: I Love You to Death! by Dan & Fernando from Chapterhouse Comics! Oh, and I guess if you care about that RIVERDALE thing, you could pick up the FCBD issue where Pop Tate eavesdrops on all the conversations of his teenage customers (makes him sound a little creepy, if you ask me...) Doesn't an adult business proprietor have more important things to worry about???
    May 04, 2018, 03:48:05 PM
  • Archiecomicxfan215: Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow
    May 04, 2018, 10:15:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I got a Riverdale Poster at 5 & Below.
    May 03, 2018, 02:03:55 PM
  • BettyReggie: Kevin's boyfriend was on Riverdale last night .
    May 03, 2018, 04:52:50 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The New Archies": "Incredible Shrinking Archie": [link]
    May 02, 2018, 09:44:18 PM

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:03:18 PM »
Late, but this week I review "Woman Scorned", a 1960s "crazy Betty" story.

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: May 11, 2018, 11:16:51 PM »
Late, but this week I review Betty & Veronica: Vixens #6.

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All About Archie / Re: Continuities that Riverdale has surpassed
« on: May 11, 2018, 08:56:40 AM »

the 1962 and 1964 pilots

There were TWO 1960s pilots? I've only seen one (I think that's the 1964 one). I know there was more than one attempt made to adapt Archie to TV in the early sixties, but I'm not sure if any of the other ones actually made it to the point of having completed a finished pilot film.

Yes. Frank Bank starred in the 1962 pilot (which, as far as I know, has never seen the light of day, although TheDownloader on this forum claims to have it). He talked about it in an interview on one of the Leave It to Beaver DVD sets. I haven't seen the interview, but I've read about it. He gave a cast list. Only Cheryl Holdridge (Betty) was in both pilots. According to IMDb (which got the cast for the 1962 pilot wrong, so take it with a grain of salt), network execs passed on the 1962 pilot, because they thought audiences would still see Frank as Lumpy.

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All About Archie / Continuities that Riverdale has surpassed
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:23:58 PM »
So I've been keeping track, recently, of how Riverdale stacks up against other Archie continuities (specifically, adaptations in non-comic media). I equate one minute of running time with one page of prose and also with one comic page, even though the amount of content in a comic page is probably significantly less than what can be conveyed in one page of a novel or one minute of a show.

I've found, as of last night's episode (and including all Riverdale comic issues), Riverdale has surpassed, individually:

the 1962 and 1964 pilots
the 1976 and 1978 pilots
Josie and the Pussycats (HB cartoons)
The New Archies (episodes + comics)
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again
Riverdale High (novels, although this one's kinda debatable)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 Showtime movie)
Archie's Weird Mysteries (all episodes, all comic issues (including Archie's Mysteries), and the Jugman movie)
Josie and the Pussycats (2001 film)
Kevin (novel)
xoxo, Betty and Veronica (novels)
Betty: Diary of a Girl Next Door (novel)
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch
New Riverdale (all issues of every series, although it might briefly regain the lead during the summer)

I'm not sure how long that the old-time radio show ran, but most episodes seem to no longer exist, so should that be counted as another win?

The loose continuity of Sabrina: The Animated Series, Sabrina in Friends Forever, and Sabrina's Secret Life will be equaled by episode 12 of season 3 of Riverdale and surpassed by episode 13. It will take longer if you factor in the issues of the corresponding Sabrina comic series.

The Filmation series is confusing. A lot of episodes seem to consist of recycled stories. There was even an iteration that consisted of nothing but repeats. Also, the majority of Archie's T.V. Funnies can be removed from competition, since it's mostly non-Archie content. So I'm not sure exactly how much content is in this "continuity", but it seems to be the next milestone for Riverdale to surpass after all of the DiC Sabrina stuff.

Obviously, the live-action Sabrina the Teenage Witch series is the most successful Archie Comics adaptation ever. Riverdale would have to last until episode 7 of season 5 in order to surpass it, and that's only if you don't count the plethora of tie-in novels.

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:43:17 PM »
This week, I review "The New Archies" segment, "Incredible Shrinking Archie".

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All About Archie / Re: List of Known Birthdays?
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Thanks for sharing this. Is there a link to the sources? I'm curious how this was derived. I'm also curious about the competing plausible theories for different dates.

I don't know where I got it from. It's currently in a text file on my hard drive. I'm guessing I got them off the official Archie Comics site back then. They'd changed it a lot over the years, so it's possible that these birthdays were listed in individual character profiles or even on a page that no longer exists.

Well fair enough, thanks again for sharing! :)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that these birthdays came from character profiles on the official Archie site. I just looked at an old file on my hard drive, and I'd noted this:

This information comes from the official Archie Comics website as of Friday, May 26, 2006:

Name: Betty Cooper
First Appearance: Pep Comics #22 (1941)
Age: 17
Height: 5'6
Weight: 120
Hair: Blonde
Birthday: June 29 (Cancer)

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All About Archie / Re: List of Known Birthdays?
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:52:46 PM »
Thanks for sharing this. Is there a link to the sources? I'm curious how this was derived. I'm also curious about the competing plausible theories for different dates.

I don't know where I got it from. It's currently in a text file on my hard drive. I'm guessing I got them off the official Archie Comics site back then. They'd changed it a lot over the years, so it's possible that these birthdays were listed in individual character profiles or even on a page that no longer exists.

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All About Archie / Re: List of Known Birthdays?
« on: May 01, 2018, 07:08:25 PM »
The Sabrina Wikia goes into detail in trying to determine her birthday (four different dates are listed!), and it concludes it's on September 2 based on the start of the school year in that area in 1996. (The Sabrina live-action series is horribly inconsistent in general, such as having Sabrina being unfamiliar with Salem, MA, in season 1 but later establishing it as her home town.)

I got this list from somewhere back in early 2010 (it's listed as the date followed by the character):

February 7

Jughead

March 19

Veronica

March 30

Geraldine Grundy

April 5

Waldo Weatherbee

April 7

Benjamin Flutesnoot

April 27

Hiram Lodge

May 3

Nancy

May 8

Hermione Lodge

June 8

Chuck

June 10

Fred Andrews

June 21

Mr. Svenson

June 29

Betty

July 4

Midge

July 20

Moose

July 25

Reggie

August 18

Terry "Pop" Tate

September 1

Ms. Beazly

September 21

Dilton

December 3

Mary Andrews

December 7

Archie

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All About Archie / Re: Classic Betty & Veronica is BACK for $2.99
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:27:41 PM »
An all-reprint floppy title? Are you kidding me?

3.  "Extra Disastrous" (from B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #260, May 2018)
4.  "An Un-Living Doll" (from Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #262, June 2018)

I've read both of these. I even reviewed the former on my blog recently and considered reviewing the latter before deciding "Nah, way too stupid."

*Yeah, and I'm STILL waiting for parts 8, 9 and 10 of "The Many Loves of Archie Andrews" -- and something resembling a conclusion to that series of a couple of years back. Could they have reprinted THAT? No, of course not.

I remember that. I even reviewed the Cheryl story on my blog. That wasn't even a series, though; it was a bunch of independent stories marketed under a banner.

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: April 26, 2018, 03:54:32 PM »
A bit late, but this week I review "Spring Blossom!" from Cheryl Blossom #13 (1998).

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:24:59 PM »
A bit late, but this week I review a classic 1980s Cheryl story, "Fast and Loose".

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All About Archie / Re: Life with Archie (Warning: Possible Spoilers)
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:43:24 PM »
I forgot which timeline it was, but at the beginning didn't one of the Cheryls run off to Hollywood to be discovered as an actress, but then she winds up waitressing when she didn't make it (eventually returning to Riverdale humbled)? And why's Jason slaving away working for Lodge in some middle-management position in the Veronicaverse, if his dad is still a billionaire?

I don't remember Jason working for Mr. Lodge, but that does sound kind of familiar. All that I remember is, in the Bettyverse, when Cheryl returns home, she's living in a mansion. I might have to go back and flip through those issues.

In the Veronicaverse, Cheryl did indeed go off to Hollwood and ended up waiting tables. Same in the Bettyverse (albeit mentioned in retrospect instead of shown). The difference is, in the Bettyverse, Cheryl returns home due to her life being derailed by breast cancer, whereas, in the Veronicaverse, she comes home only when she's invited to Jughead and Ethel's wedding, and she's happy to pose for glam shots for Raj as he's recording her with his camera.

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All About Archie / Re: Life with Archie (Warning: Possible Spoilers)
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:42:11 PM »
The family became wealthy again in late 2008 / early 2009. Cheryl's breast cancer storyline didn't begin until 2012. (I know LWA continuity doesn't completely line up with regular Archieverse continuity.) There's no indication in LWA that they're poor. In fact, when Cheryl returns home, she's living in a mansion. It's simply unspoken regarding how her initial treatment was paid for and who knew what when. All that's certain is Jason didn't know anything until after she'd had the mastectomy and lost her hair, by which point she was gaunt.

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:34:18 PM »
To make up for not having a review three weeks ago, today I'm reviewing "Extra Disastrous!", the new lead story in B&V Friends #260.

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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:45:22 PM »
This week, I review "Just Another Day!" from B&V #269.

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