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  • Tuxedo Mark: Is the Riverdale: Season Three comic only 5 issues long?
    September 18, 2019, 10:32:24 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "It's Their Miserable Lives!" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 3: [link]
    September 14, 2019, 08:40:21 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "All I Want for Christmas is...Everything!" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 3: [link]
    September 03, 2019, 05:21:04 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: Katy Keene trailer: [link]
    August 28, 2019, 12:46:35 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Fall Guys" from Archie Giant Series Magazine, No. 530: [link]
    August 24, 2019, 05:42:25 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: COSMO returns in November in an all-new miniseries by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley!  :)
    August 24, 2019, 02:05:15 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The Virtuous Villain" from Archie at Riverdale High, No. 89: [link]
    August 19, 2019, 04:28:23 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Life's A Circus" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 2: [link]
    August 10, 2019, 03:13:43 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: Huh. I just saw it on Vomixology yesterday, but today there's an error message at the same link: [link]
    August 09, 2019, 09:20:52 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well, WOA 91 is not in comic shops until 8/14, so...
    August 09, 2019, 07:02:32 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Okay, yeah, that's up (thanks), but World of Archie Double Digest #91 isn't.
    August 08, 2019, 10:17:28 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE - 10 YEARS LATER #1 (of 6) ?
    August 08, 2019, 01:29:15 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Did any books come out today? I haven't found any digital editions on Amazon.
    August 07, 2019, 09:45:41 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Seymour No More!" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 1: [link]
    August 03, 2019, 10:27:42 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Coming Distractions" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 1: [link]
    August 01, 2019, 07:42:43 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Love & War" from Archie's Love Showdown Special, No. 1: [link]
    July 27, 2019, 10:10:13 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "It's Friendship" from Archie, No. 325: [link]
    July 20, 2019, 08:03:27 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: Thanks, but I don't buy the digests; I just read the new stories using Amazon's free preview.
    July 19, 2019, 10:17:04 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: @Tuxedo Mark -- I don't know why they aren't listed on Amazon, but ComiXology (which IS Amazon) has them. [link]
    July 18, 2019, 02:20:47 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: @Tuxedo Mark - Well, they came out in comic shops, but I guess that doesn't help you. If you've got a regular bookstore (or supermarket) somewhere nearby, they should have the digest, anyway.
    July 18, 2019, 02:17:24 am

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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
February 15, 2017, 08:46:35 pm
Well I hadn't thought about those cafeterias in stores for quite a while, but it was the norm in the sixties/early seventies. K-Mart usually had the as did my old employer Murphy Mart in Bethel Park PA. Even Sears had one at the anchor Sears at the mall. Usually pretty cheap and mostly decent food. Sort of good the way food in bowling alleys tend to be good. Often it was in a raised area a couple of feet off the store sales floor so you could gaze out at your next purchases as you grazed on the food.
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General Discussion / Re: Dover Boys #2
November 13, 2016, 06:39:41 pm
 Wow....sounds like a mystery for the Dover Boys:  The Case of the Phantom Issue.

I don't have a copy of #1, but wonder if there is any mention of the next exciting issue in that book.
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General Discussion / Re: Dover Boys #2
November 01, 2016, 07:18:26 pm
I have found no reference to it anywhere other than the Overstreet Guide. It lists #1 as September 1950 and #2 as 1950, but no month. I've tried to google images for Adventures of the Dover Boys and come up with a lot of photos of #1, but not a sign of a second issue.

My collection of Archie includes a lot of esoteric titles, but this may not be one that ever existed.
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General Discussion / Dover Boys #2
November 01, 2016, 03:19:03 am
I think I may have been hunting for a comic that might not exist. Was there ever a second issue of the Adventures of the Dover Boys #2 in 1950? Overstreet lists it, but I have never seen a copy for sale or a picture of the cover.

Has anyone come across this book or know if there is no such beast?
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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
September 12, 2016, 06:37:15 pm
Sears /K-Mart are on life support, but the prognosis for pulling through is kind of grim. Before the big box era Sears was king. I can still remember the annual toy catalog. It was the ultimate source for that list to Santa. Heck I think Santa Claus put it out.

Anyone remember Murphy Mart from the sixties and seventies? I worked at the one that opened in Bethel Park, PA in the late sixties. It seems primitive now, but it was cutting edge retail back in the day.
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Through the Decades / Re: Favorite MLJ Character
August 06, 2016, 05:22:11 pm
Ah...another Super Duck enthusiast. Good stuff for sure.

He would definitely be on the short list, but my namesake, Cosmo the Merry Martian would have to take my top spot. Great work by Bob White. Cosmo is the start, but has a great supporting cast with his buddy Orbi, Professor Thimk and love interest, Astra. Laughs and adventures....great combination!

And if want something different (and fun) in a seldom seen book....check out the Adventures of the Rover Boys...Archie's early fifties version of the Hardy Boys.
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I have to go with Clutch Cargo.

There were some great stories with Clutch, Spinner and Paddlefoot. The strange Syncro-Vox system gave the limited animation efforts a unique look with the inserted film of their lips moving. Strange stuff, but fun stuff. it would be a very interesting live action movie. Maybe the lips could be animated!

Second choice: anyone remember Colonel Bleep?
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Welcome/Introductions / Re: Merry Martian arrives!
July 21, 2016, 07:07:13 pm
Ah...pretty fair comparisons on Suzie and Super Duck to other contemporary titles and thanks for the link to stupid comics. First time I had seen it and really enjoyed reading through
the Super Duck stuff and more! Perhaps it says more about my easily amused nature than the quality of the titles, but good old Supes does make me laugh. I agree some of the most interesting issues in the run are the earliest where Super Duck was actually super. There were some good stories in Jolly Jingles before he graduated to his own book. How about his brother Fauntleroy who enjoyed a three issue run of his own?  While Huey, Dewey and Louie were maybe mischievous in setting up Uncle Donald....our little buddy Faunt had an almost brutal way of pulling pranks on Super Duck. So you'll get no argument from me that Super Duck had plenty of competition from the Dell, Harvey , Avon and even Charlton talking animal funnies...most of which I enjoy as well....but Super Duck is just one of my guilty pleasures. Actually I should be grateful that his fan base is kind of limited. Its been allowing me to close in one completing the run at a pretty reasonable cost.
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Welcome/Introductions / Re: Merry Martian arrives!
July 20, 2016, 06:35:10 pm
Hey...great to read some critiques of the golden age characters. 

Absolutely the ten issue run was the best of Ginger. I know Wilbur is often viewed as a pale imitation of Archie, but I always found him a bit more cutting edge than Archie. Again the later silver age were the best though...and getting tougher to find.

Now I'll have to take issue with your opinions on Suzie. A lot of good fun...screwball comedy type stuff...and interesting to see adventures beyond high school. Some of the best covers found on any Archie title as well. Of course that is what makes it interesting ...different stuff amuses different people.

For Example: Super Duck. Sometimes I'm hard pressed to explain exactly what I find so funny about those books, but I do crack myself up on just the covers sometimes. They are usually too violent...often rude....and just plain fun. I have always been a huge Carl Barks fan and... no ....Super Duck is nowhere near that caliber, but he is just ridiculous enough to bring a smile and more to anyone who appreciates the absurd. There is #32 with Super Duck and Fauntleroy out duck hunting and a dead duck floating down as Supes scolds Fauntleroy for his shooting technique telling him he'll never hit a duck that way. Its wrong on so many levels that is really very funny.

Ah...and Cosmo the Merry Martian...is great stuff. You are right...Bob White is definitely under appreciated. I have only 2 of the original issues in the 6 issue run and have not been rushing to pick up the remaining four so I still have some Cosmo fun to read in the future.

Nice hearing from folks who share an interest in Archie comics history!
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Welcome/Introductions / Re: Merry Martian arrives!
July 20, 2016, 12:54:35 am
Ginger was a great comic....mostly under appreciated until recently, but increasingly a hot ticket item in the last couple of years. While Archie books all had the Mirth of the Nation blurb, Ginger always had Sweetheart of the Nation in the same format. Its almost unsettling how Ginger looks more than a bit like a female version of Archie, but it works. Ginger had only 10 issues of her own book, but they are all pretty classic. Too bad her and Archie didn't meet....would have been an interesting side by side comparison of the two redheads.

Wilbur is a classic as well with a very long run and the transformation into that Wilkins Boy. Its a highly enjoyable body of work!
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Welcome/Introductions / Merry Martian arrives!
July 19, 2016, 11:27:33 pm
Well.....nice to be here and see what fellow Archie comics enthusiasts are  finding interesting. I'm a collector of all Golden Age and Silver Age Archie titles. Anyone here have more than a passing interest in Suzie, Ginger, Wilbur, Super Duck, Sam Hill, Cosmo and any of the other classic titles as well as Archie and the gang? I started out as a "type" collector a and wanted one copy of each different Archie Comics titles. Kept finding titles I enjoyed and expanded to filling in runs of the titles.

I have a lot of esoteric titles and interests in the Archie world, but I'm not sure this forum would find it all that interesting if the focus is geared more to current and recent issues. Just wanted to drop in and at least say hello.

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