Quote from: Jabroniville on November 26, 2022, 01:21:10 AMAnd also I was having a hard time keeping track of what was going on in which story! Like, all the same characters were in each one! So I'd remember stuff like Betty being a successful writer in NYC was the "Archie/Betty" one but lose track of which half had the "Reggie/Reggie's dad (I forget which) gets arrested" story.
A problem inherent within the complex premise was trying to explain it to the casual reader. It was a magazine that featured TWO separate continuities kind of set in the future about the same exact set of characters... Two adult Archies, two adult Bettys, etc... Take it from me, it was very hard to pare down what this magazine was about for the "civilians" out there who weren't following the comics religiously. These are the same occasional fans who still come up to me and say, "I can't believe you killed Archie" thinking that we killed the regular teen-age Archie and that he stayed dead!
Quote from: Jabroniville on 11/26/2022, 1:21:10 AM And damn... how did it lead to the end for poor Stan? I know he was turfed almost immediately afterwards without a word. I remember a few websites being like "..." on the art in the "Archie Marries..." series, as it had become a bit less detailed than they were used to from him, but the man WAS quite elderly by that point. [/quote]
Sadly... minus a couple of other details, you've kind of answered the question. As Stan said, "If they could do it to DeCarlo, what chance do the rest of us have?"