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Re: Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
[December 08, 2019, 06:27:02 pm]


Re: Change settings? by DeCarlo Rules
[December 07, 2019, 05:26:17 am]


Re: SENTIMENTAL MOMENTS WITH ARCHIE COMICS. by Bluto
[December 03, 2019, 09:29:58 am]


Re: Posts way down. by Shuester
[November 29, 2019, 11:50:40 pm]


Re: Latest Hauls, what did you buy? by rusty
[November 20, 2019, 11:44:53 am]


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Car Photo (HD) by Brandytasir
[November 18, 2019, 11:08:00 am]


Re: New here by Tuxedo Mark
[November 17, 2019, 08:12:52 am]


Re: Archie - The Married Life - 10th Anniversary - Opinions? by DeCarlo Rules
[November 07, 2019, 12:21:29 am]


Re: Super7 Figures by DeCarlo Rules
[November 06, 2019, 07:59:22 am]

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  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Archie's Holiday Fun Scrapbook" from Archie's Holiday Fun Digest, No. 12" [link]
    December 08, 2019, 06:27:45 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My reviews of "Photo Finish" [link] and "Hotshot Friend" [link] from Betty and Veronica Digest, No. 177.
    November 26, 2019, 08:23:14 pm
  • ASS-P: Briefly - There were none.
    November 26, 2019, 07:18:28 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: My reviews of "Drop The Shopping" [link] and "Rerun Fun?" [link] from Betty and Veronica Digest, No. 176
    November 25, 2019, 11:10:54 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: My reviews of "Drop The Shopping" [link] and Rerun Fun"
    November 25, 2019, 11:09:54 am
  • ASS-P: I'm standing across from s Safeway, I'm a-going to go in and see if they have any Archie digests...
    November 22, 2019, 02:39:05 pm
  • rusty: Both digests are out.  I don't have them yet because I get my comics monthly, but they are listed in my next shipment from Mycomicshop which means they have them in stock.
    November 21, 2019, 05:57:11 pm
  • Mr.Lodge: What happened to "Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #304" and "World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #94"? Not out yet?
    November 20, 2019, 05:30:30 pm
  • Mr.Lodge: Get lost you fucking spammer.....
    November 18, 2019, 04:17:51 pm
  • Brandytasir: if you need more car picture [link]
    November 18, 2019, 11:05:06 am
  • Brandytasir: printer driver download [link]
    November 18, 2019, 11:04:35 am
  • Brandytasir: hello
    November 18, 2019, 11:03:38 am
  • Fernando Ruiz: I don't know where the idea originated for the "Archie meets Archie" story. I know one day Victor Gorelick gave me the assignment to write a story where the current Archie meets the first appearance Archie. It was going to be for a digest celebrating whatever anniversary they were celebrating. That.
    November 17, 2019, 02:47:30 am
  • Mr.Lodge: The first batch of "Memory Lane" stories were the best but were never given the chance to "conclude" properly. The 10th Anniversary one are total crap.....
    November 16, 2019, 06:10:50 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: @Fernando Ruiz I never heard that before! Good to know! :)
    November 16, 2019, 06:08:57 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: Nice to establish that. I forgot about that Twilight Zone episode! But of course, the phrase "a stroll down Memory Lane" is a familiar euphemism, so TZ took that as a literal plot device. The Memory Lane stories were the beginning of a fertile period for ACP, idea-wise.
    November 16, 2019, 05:05:30 am
  • Fernando Ruiz: Responding to the comments for the "When Archie Meets Archie" review, the idea for "Memory Lane" was mine. I borrowed it from an old Twilight Zone episode and thought it was a nice convenient device for the story.
    November 15, 2019, 10:23:33 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "When Archie Meets Archie..." [link] "The Late Great Veronica!" [link] and "2 For 1 Sale!" [link]
    November 09, 2019, 06:19:36 pm
  • Mr.Lodge: Have these meatheads provide their email address and send them an email to confirm their identity - may help.
    November 08, 2019, 01:56:14 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Is ARCHIE AND ME digest ending with #23 later this month? It doesn't appear on the list of digest titles in the most recent subscription ads from this month...
    November 07, 2019, 01:50:15 am

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Messages - Tuxedo Mark

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Saw this on my phone this morning! Can't wait!
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
March 09, 2019, 10:16:14 pm
This week, I review "Winter" from Betty and Veronica, Vol. 4, No. 3.
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on March 03, 2019, 12:55:27 pmACP continues to confuse the $#!+ out of me. What the heck is bannering a certain few titles with the logo "Archie Forever" supposed to mean, anyway?

Just "Yeah, Archie forever, woo-hoo!" That's it. Nothing more complicated than that.

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on March 03, 2019, 12:55:27 pmWhen both ARCHIE #700 and BETTY & VERONICA #1 (of 5) came out around the same time, with both of the series' characters beginning their Senior year of school at Riverdale High, I assumed it meant that these titles were vaguely related somehow, i.e. they shared a common universe. Except now it doesn't seem like that can be the case. It took the previously-numbered ARCHIE series from 2015 to 2018 (and 32 issues worth of comicbook-time) to get through their Junior year, and it doesn't look like time is moving all that differently now in the new Archie series re-numbered from #700 onwards. Yet Betty & Veronica, who started Senior year in their issue #1 around the same time as Archie 700, raced through two semesters in 5 issues and are already ready for Graduation Day. Meanwhile, Sabrina is doing the girlfriend-boyfriend thing with Archie over in his title, but in her own title, she just seems to be arriving in Riverdale for the first time (and is it just me, or does the cover image above make Sabrina look Asian?)... so it doesn't seem like any of these books can inhabit the same continuity.

Soon after the Jughead reboot started, I realized the various New Riverdale titles don't inhabit the same continuity. Each title stands on its own and doesn't count in regard to the others.

The only seeming exception is Jamie Rotante's statement that, in her mind, the B&V miniseries occurs in the future of the Archie title, but I've already found contradictions. So it's best to think of each title as its own separate continuity.

Oh, and Sabrina's moving to Greendale in her new miniseries, not Riverdale.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
March 02, 2019, 10:54:33 pm
This week, I review "The New Archies" episode, "Take My Butler, Please".
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
February 24, 2019, 07:21:20 pm
I review "It's in Her Kiss" from Cheryl Blossom, No. 23.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
February 17, 2019, 09:12:27 am
I review "Taking Care of Business" from B&V #257.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
February 09, 2019, 10:02:18 pm
I review "Fall" from Betty and Veronica, Vol. 4, No. 2.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
February 07, 2019, 08:31:21 pm
I review "Faith, Hope and Cheryl!" from Cheryl Blossom Special, No. 2.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
January 26, 2019, 10:09:59 am
I review "Brotherly Love" from Cheryl Blossom, No. 22.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
January 24, 2019, 05:31:35 pm
I review "Wild Things" from Riverdale, No. 3.
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All About Archie / Re: Sliding timeline
January 12, 2019, 08:48:27 pm
Quote from: ASS-P on January 12, 2019, 03:52:40 pm
...I'd like to say some things started off by this amazing! :D  work of effort.
  I do assume that you're, in oart, looking through your own past here :smitten: . I'm SURE! I'm the oldest regular of any sort here - I'm 58 :coolsmiley: . Perhaps you're early-mud 30s? Younger? The concept of this does post reminds me of that " Beloit Guide " (or whatever it's called) that appears in the media every year, which talks about what the stsndsrd-aged (17-18) were born after/before/experienced in their childhood. I:m sure you've encounty it too.
  I'll stop this kickoff comment here, I'm on a lil' phone now - and am once again in a hospital bed :o ! (Anyway, they got wi-fi :smiley6600: .) I hope you'll have something to say.

Yes, my post was indeed inspired by the Beloit College Mindset List, but I've gone far beyond it, trying to pin down a day-by-day series of events that the gang would have experienced.
By the way, I'm 40.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
January 12, 2019, 11:02:27 am
This week, I review the first issue of the new "Betty & Veronica" miniseries.
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on January 11, 2019, 05:39:00 am
Plus you don't worry about whether any particular store is stocking the titles you like, or whether or not they'll be sold out before you get there.

This was actually a problem when I was ordering physical comics online from TFAW. If I waited a week or two after an issue came out in order to order multiple titles together and save on shipping, well, there was a chance that that title would no longer be available, so I was forced to order single issues weekly and pay for shipping each time. This resulted in numerous charges on my credit card bill, and I had to make a special trip to the bank once per month to pay it off. I eventually decided it wasn't worth it. In addition to physical comics, I also gave up using my credit card. Yeah, that means I have to buy an Amazon gift card every so often, but it's a lot more convenient, saving me money, a monthly trip to the bank, and a monthly bill in the mail.
As for ChAoS, I recently read an article where the person complained about the filler, due to the episodes approaching one hour in length. Yeah, s/he totally has a point. Even with only ten episodes in a season, it sometimes feels like the series is spinning its wheels. I'm not sure what the solution is. Maybe ten 30-minute episodes?
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on January 10, 2019, 09:44:07 am
I don't know what it is about digital comics, but if there's a print comic and a digital comic of the same thing at the same price I'll go for the print comic every single time. They're just a lot more convenient to read (although they do take up a lot more space). That said, I'm always on the lookout for digital comics that can't be had (at least not easily or cheaply) in print. Loosely translated, what that mostly means for me is OLD comics; comics that are now public domain that someone scanned and uploaded to sites like Digital Comic Museum or ComicBookPlus, or fan-translated scans (scanslations) of Japanese manga which the regular American print publishers have chosen NOT to translate. Or webcomics that can be saved by right-clicking the images. AND of course, what all those things have in common is that they're FREE. I might feel differently about 'regular' digital comics if they were cheaper, like maybe $1 for a 20-page story. I mean, I can see why print comics cost $4 for a single floppy. They're printed on decent paper, but they don't print a hell of a lot of them, so I can see where the money's going. Most people only think about what the writers, artists, editors, production people and the publisher need to charge to make a living... but with print comics, a large part of that $4 cover price is keeping a printer, a distributor, and a retailer in business. What's digital's excuse? It literally costs NOTHING to make as many copies as they can sell. There are NO material costs beyond the cost of initial production, no paper, ink, shipping costs, etc. Maybe they'd sell more if they weren't so profit-greedy. Yet at the same time, if they make them TOO cheap, then they're stabbing the print end of their publishing operation right through the heart. I say digital comics won't really be practical until they don't compete directly with print comics, nor do I want to contribute to the death of print comics, so I guess it's print for me, as long as it still exists.

I was paying a lot in shipping for physical comics, because there are no physical comic shops near me and haven't been in years (the only one that comes up in a search is 18 miles away, in the next county). So I quit physical comics in December of 2016, switched to digital, and haven't looked back.
As for the price of digital comics, well, I think $3.99 is a bit too much, regardless of whether it's digital or physical. But does anyone know how much that Archie pays the writers, artists, and letterers per issue? The $3.99 price might make some sense in terms of a way to recoup costs.
For me, it's always more convenient to read something digitally, because I'm constantly parked in front of my computer until my mom goes to bed, so it's just a matter of opening it up in my Kindle for PC program.
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on January 10, 2019, 04:32:27 am
I have a huge backlog of comics (and other stuff) to READ at any given time (plus stuff I'd love to RE-read again, that I first read years ago, if I can find the time), so my time is increasingly dominated by reading as opposed to viewing.

I haven't been much of a reader (of books) historically, but, last year, I decided to start reading ebooks, and I've been keeping track of my progress on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13874241-mark
Usually, I read 2-3 books at a time but only a chapter of each per day.
As for comics, I gave away a ton of unread non-Archie comics to a thrift store yesterday. If I ever feel like reading comics, I just buy the Kindle version (and it's usually an Archie).

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