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Announcements / Re: Site Upgrade
February 16, 2019, 01:00:49 PM
Shop mod has returned as well. Unfortunately we had to start from scratch there so everyone's credits have been reset.
Announcements / Re: Site Upgrade
February 16, 2019, 12:25:12 PM
Site upgrade is complete. I'm still working on tweaking a few things but everything should be working as expected.

Note that Tapatalk is currently not supported. If/when they upgrade the plugin to support the new version of the forum software, I will add support for that back. However, the new version is mobile-friendly so you should be able to access it from your mobile browser just fine.

Also note that the links section is gone, as is the "Ultimate Profile" (profile comments, etc.) as neither of those addons support the new version. A customized theme will be returning at some point as well.
Announcements / Site Upgrade
February 16, 2019, 12:03:10 AM
Just a heads up to everyone. I'm going to be upgrading the site tomorrow morning/afternoon. The upgrade will bring a new layout and quite a few new features, including native likes and notifications (the current systems are add-ons), improved attachment handling and more. It will also allow the site layout to work with mobile devices without having to use Tapatalk (though I will keep support for that as long as it works with the new version of the forum software).

Note that the upgrade will also result in us using the default theme for a while, but I will work on getting the current one updated as quickly as possible.

The site will be inaccessible for a while during the upgrade, but I don't anticipate this being for more than half an hour.
Feedback/Support / Re: Features
December 07, 2018, 11:49:38 PM
Based on the lack of feedback I'm going to assume that the shop and enhanced profiles aren't all that important...

I'm going to wait until after the holidays to upgrade the forum (and also to allow time for some of the bugs in the newer version to be worked out), but will keep everyone posted about the upcoming changes.
General Comics / Stan Lee has died
November 12, 2018, 02:06:32 PM
Hate to bury this in a sub-board but I really don't know where else to put it since it's not technically related to Archie Comics... Stan Lee has died at the age of 95... Stan Lee Dead at 95
General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
November 10, 2018, 11:57:36 PM
Sears is all but gone in this area now. The one in Florence (Kentucky) is in its final days ("up to 70% off" and store fixtures now on sale). The one in Springdale (Ohio) closed a while back, as did the one in Western Hills. The ones in Northgate and Eastgate are still open but are going to be gone soon as well.

Oddly enough though we do still have two K-Mart stores which keep making it past each new round of closures.
Feedback/Support / Features
November 10, 2018, 10:21:28 PM
I'm starting to plan out a site upgrade/overhaul in the coming weeks/months and wanted to get an idea of what features everyone currently uses. Most of the features we have here will be staying, but a couple of the add-ons I use aren't yet compatible with the new version of the forum software, so I'd like to have an idea of whether I should wait for those to be updated...

1. Shop. This lets you earn points for posting and redeem those points for various items. This one has proven to be popular in the past.

2. Enhanced profiles. This option adds some social options to the profile - the "About Me" section, public list of buddies, profile comments, profile pictures, etc. This also seems to be something that very few are using. This one appears to have been abandoned by the person who wrote it so if it's really important I can look into updating it myself.

Also note that the theme will change with the upgrade, but it shouldn't be too hard to change the colors on it to get something similar to what we have now.
Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
July 25, 2018, 03:06:41 AM
Heads up to everyone... I'll be moving the site to a new server again tomorrow night. I am staying with the same host again but moving to a different configuration that allows me to use newer software than what I've currently got. You shouldn't notice any changes, but it might take a day or two for the DNS stuff to update. Like last time I will put the site here in maintenance mode before I do the move so nothing gets lost in the transfer.

Archie #25
HEART OF RIVERDALE, Part 3! Reggie Mantle has nowhere to turn now that the whole town holds him responsible for Betty's fate. Meanwhile, Betty learns just how true and noble one of her friends is!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
CVR B Var: Rafael Albuquerque
CVR C Var: Jen Bartel
On Sale Date: 11/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Archies #2
NEW ONGOING SERIES! The Archies hit the road—but tour isn't all it's cracked up to be! Can they still make some great music? Or will they go broke and make a U-turn for home?

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
CVR A Reg: Greg Smallwood
CVR B Var: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 11/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Betty & Veronica: Vixens #1
NEW ONGOING SERIES! The toughest gang in Riverdale is one you'd least expect: the Vixens, led by Riverdale High's own Betty and Veronica!

Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
CVR A Reg: Eva Cabrera
CVR B Var: Robert Hack
CVR C Var: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 11/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Jughead: The Hunger #2
NEW ONGOING SERIES! As Jughead's life as a fugitive grows deadlier, Betty and Archie close in—and they're not alone. Betty's werewolf hunter relatives' ruthlessness may spell the end for good ol' Jug!

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Jughead: The Hunger #2 CVR A Reg: Adam Gorham
Jughead: The Hunger #2 CVR B Var: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 11/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale #8
Small town kids get a taste of big city life when the "core four" go to NYC for the weekend. Archie tries to keep up with Veronica's high society pals, Betty and Jughead worry that their relationship may not survive outside the bubble of their hometown, and Kevin and Cheryl don't intend to miss out on a day of mischief in the Big Apple...

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
CVR A Reg: CW Photo Cover – Betty
CVR B Var: CW Photo Cover – Veronica
On Sale Date: 11/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale Digest #4
See how everything led to the CW's Riverdale TV show with this digest-sized collection featuring stories from our relaunched titles as well as classic Archie stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: CW Photo Cover
On Sale Date: 11/8
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

The Shield: Daughter Of The Revolution Vol. 1
Over the centuries, THE SHIELD has battled enemies of the United States—but what happens when she's not sure who the enemy is? This graphic novel collects THE SHIELD issues 1-4.

Script: Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Al Barrionuevo, Greg Scott, Ray Snyder, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: David Williams
ISBN-13: 978-1-61988-941-5
6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/1

All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal, Archie! #4
After Mr. Lodge permanently bans Archie from the mansion, what happens when he finds Archie behind the wheel of his limousine? Plus, part 4 of the connecting variant cover image!

Script: Ty Templeton
Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz
CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
CVR B Var: Les McClaine
On Sale Date: 11/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics Double Digest #284
NEW CHRISTMAS LEAD STORY! In "One Person's Trash..." Archie and Jughead notice some high-quality trash in the Lodge's neighborhood, so they scout the area for items they can recycle as Christmas gifts! However, their thrifty idea doesn't win everybody over...

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 10/25
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

Archie and Me Digest #2
In the BRAND NEW holiday story "Jingles Jangle," Jingles the elf loses his holiday powers due to a spell cast by Sugarplum—so his only choice is to take up residence with Archie!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith
On Sale Date: 11/22
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

The Best of Archie Americana: Golden Age (TPR)
Since 1941, Archie and his perennial teenage friends have entertained the masses. In this sister volume to our best-selling BEST OF ARCHIE series, you'll journey the 1940s and 1950s and unearth the roots of an American institution.

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: George Frese
ISBN-13: 978-1-68255-932-1
$9.99/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2" TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/22

Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual #258
In the BRAND NEW Christmas story "The LAST Noelle," Santa's daughter Noelle wants to experience normal high school life—but if Betty & Veronica interfere, will Santa put them on his naughty list?

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz
Cover: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith
On Sale Date: 11/15
160-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

World of Archie Christmas Annual #73
In the festive BRAND NEW story "All Aboard," Archie wants to get his parents a model train for their holiday village display—unless his plans get derailed!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith
On Sale Date: 11/1
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
Welcome/Introductions / Re: i have returned
June 10, 2017, 01:01:30 AM
Web bot account has been deleted. I left the post though.
Announcements / Re: New: enhanced site security
May 28, 2017, 03:02:25 PM
Just in case anyone didn't see my reply to the other topic about the issues, everything should be fixed now. The post form being broken was due to a server setting that was somehow messing up the URLs, and the security error was due to a hidden setting related to the addon that rewrites the URLs.
I believe I've fixed the issues now. It was a combination of things.

Being redirected to the forum index when trying to post was due to a server setting that redirected non-secure URLs to the secure form. For some reason this was causing the query string (the "?..." part at the end of the URLs) to get duplicated. Since the forum didn't recognize the value of the "action", it just redirected to the board index.

The security errors were due to a setting with the addon that handles rewriting the URLs - it has its own setting for the forum URL and I wasn't aware that this exited or that it needed to be updated when I changed to https, so some forum URLs were still using http instead.
I do apologize for the problems, and am working to figure out what's going on. I'm not getting errors on my end about content being sent over an insecure connection, but am seeing an issue where the query string is being duplicated, which is what's causing the issue with posts not going through from the regular reply form.
Announcements / Re: New: enhanced site security
May 28, 2017, 08:53:47 AM
I'm not sure what's going on with that and will look into it later today when I have more time
Announcements / Re: New: enhanced site security
May 27, 2017, 12:45:56 PM
Search has been fixed. That was due to a bug with the latest version of the forum software. I'm still looking into the post modification issues.