When I was young, my parents didn't let me read superhero comics, but funny animals and Archie were okay. Jughead was my favorite and I still consider Mr. Jones a friend. Then, on one of those magical trips of a lifetime, my family and my grandmother and Uncle Bill traveled through many states seeing the sights and visiting family. In Atlanta, Georgia, I spied a comic with Superteen and Pureheart The Powerful in it. My parents let me get it!!! I was in ecstasy! To this day, I associate the Archie characters as superheroes with that trip and with family members who are no longer here. I soon discovered Captain Hero as well, and he, of course, was my favorite. Then as I was getting a little older, I still liked Archie Comics for the fast-paced humor and the way they sometimes would push the envelope a little in terms of sex and romance - and for the Good Girl Art. My sister and my female cousins would buy Betty And Veronica and Betty and Me while I would buy Archie and Jughead. I would make fun of my sister and cousins, but would read their copies and secretly be loving the comics without telling them why. Even in college, my friends and I would leaf through the Archie comics on the stands and buy and share ones that had that sex appeal. I equate Archie comics with those young, coming-of-age days.