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Whew! by SAGG
[October 19, 2018, 11:55:13 pm]


What have you done today? by Archiecomicxfan215
[October 19, 2018, 01:54:23 pm]


Sears/Kmart by Tuxedo Mark
[October 19, 2018, 01:22:48 pm]


Miraculous Ladybug.... by DeCarlo Rules
[October 19, 2018, 01:44:10 am]


What comics have you been reading? by PTF
[October 18, 2018, 01:57:49 pm]


What are you currently watching? by rusty
[October 16, 2018, 09:34:22 pm]


Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
[October 16, 2018, 06:13:52 am]


Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
[October 13, 2018, 08:38:41 pm]


New York Comic Con 2018 by BettyReggie
[October 08, 2018, 05:37:04 am]


Anachronism Patrol by DeCarlo Rules
[October 06, 2018, 11:59:27 pm]

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  • BettyReggie: I bought The Riverdale 2019 Calendar at 5 Below.
    October 18, 2018, 06:58:16 pm
  • PTF: Does anyone regularly go to a gamestop? If you do, could you PM me a code for Zeraora? ...I do not have nice things where I live. I guess Wal-Mart is nice. :)
    October 18, 2018, 01:59:51 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Twilite" from Archie & Friends #146-147: [link]
    October 13, 2018, 08:39:15 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: OMG the Riverdale premiere: Cheryl is so awesome! :smitten:
    October 10, 2018, 09:18:52 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The Case of the Sorrel Roan" from Riverdale #3: [link]
    October 06, 2018, 09:43:33 pm
  • ASS-P: I read some of B&V FRIENDS #264.
    October 05, 2018, 10:16:03 pm
  • ASS-P: I read some of B&V FRJENDZ #26R
    October 05, 2018, 10:14:10 pm
  • ASS-P: I read some of B&V Frie d's #264
    October 05, 2018, 10:13:15 pm
  • BettyReggie: Those 2 Riverdale Pens came today from Hot Topic.
    October 01, 2018, 10:03:02 pm
  • BettyReggie: I read Archie #699.
    September 30, 2018, 08:34:33 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of Betty and Veronica: Vixens #10: [link]
    September 30, 2018, 07:59:38 pm
  • BettyReggie: Archie #699 came today.
    September 28, 2018, 03:38:41 pm
  • Tuxedo Mark: My reviews of all four stories from betty and Veronica #270: [link] [link] [link] [link]
    September 23, 2018, 05:36:07 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: Presumably with an ongoing B&V series, they'd want to keep it nominally in continuity with the ongoing ARCHIE title.
    September 22, 2018, 07:03:48 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Oh, I hadn't noticed that the story is "Senior Year", so that explains it. It's a one-off story arc, just like "Freshman Year". They're not going to keep them as seniors permanently, or have them graduate and go on to college in an ongoing series.
    September 22, 2018, 06:59:24 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Probably just a space-filler while they look for a better writer than Jaime Rotante. I hope.
    September 22, 2018, 12:08:34 am
  • Tuxedo Mark: Wait a minute. Betty and Veronica is only a five-issue miniseries?
    September 21, 2018, 08:31:21 pm
  • DeCarlo Rules: Archie Comic solicitations for October 2018: [link]
    September 21, 2018, 05:36:35 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Check out Stadium Comics' entire line of Archie Comics RE variant covers here: [link] All are homages to famous Marvel or DC cover images.
    September 20, 2018, 09:05:41 am
  • DeCarlo Rules: Those are RE (retailer exclusive) variants available only from Stadium Comics. Here's another cool one they have, a variant of ARCHIE 1941 #1 [link]
    September 20, 2018, 09:01:16 am

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All About Archie / Re: Whew!
« Last post by SAGG on October 19, 2018, 11:55:13 pm »
More stuff in my third album! A whole slew of B & V, Sabrina, and Josie and the Pussycats, along with Archie! Enjoy!  :D
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General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« Last post by Archiecomicxfan215 on October 19, 2018, 01:54:23 pm »
I work today from 2pm until closing. I really hate the 2pm shift
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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
« Last post by Tuxedo Mark on October 19, 2018, 01:22:48 pm »
Fast Eddie's nervous now, trying to rally the troops, so they can survive bankruptcy. I doubt they will, though. In 2005, the bankruptcy laws were changed to eliminate abuses. Basically, retailers would become "ghost tenants", tying up valuable property while not using it. They would spend 1-2 years trying to negotiate. Mall owners complained to Congress, hence the revisions to the laws. Now, companies in bankruptcy have only 7 months to work stuff out. The malls wanna get the space back, because Sears has paid one of the lowest rents, because most of the contracts were signed 20+ years ago. Basically, the malls wanna upgrade the spaces and jack up the rent.
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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on October 19, 2018, 03:09:05 am »

Sometimes I wish Marvel Comics would go out of business. I've heard rumors that Disney doesn't think it's worth the trouble to publish new comics, and would rather just license the characters to someone else that's interested. They may well have a point there.
Heh...let Time-Warner have them. High time for a combined DC/Marvel universe!!  :2funny:

Actually, there was a point in the 1980s at which there was a serious possibility of that happening -- I don't think it would happen now. Disney bought Marvel for its intellectual properties... the characters, and that was a smart business decision that is making the Disney Company a TON of money off of movies, television, and merchandising of those characters. The Marvel characters have been very profitable for the Disney company -- the sole exception to that rule seems to be in the comics publishing business, where they're raking in mere peanuts; barely worth the effort to keep going.

Disney could certainly license the Marvel characters out to DC Comics for the purpose of publishing comic book stories, but you won't see a combined DC/Marvel universe unless Time/Warner can be certain that any characters created outside of the DC Comics publishing operation are OWNED lock, stock & barrel by WB. In other words, if Marvel Comics as a publishing operation wholly owned by Disney ceased to exist, Disney would license the Marvel characters to another comic book publisher -- in exactly the same way that Disney even now licenses Fantagraphics, IDW, JoeBooks, Papercutz, TokyoPop, and other publishing entities to utilize its company-owned properties Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Uncle Scrooge McDuck... or any of their more contemporary animated characters from recent CG-animated films. Of course there's someone at Disney who still passes judgment on the finished product and says what you can or can't do with those characters, or what needs to be changed before they'll approve it for publication.

Speaking of which, while Marvel Comics hasn't ceased operations as a publisher yet, the licensing of the Marvel characters to other publishers (in this case, IDW, who have already served the Disney company well as publisher of its classic animated characters) has already begun...



And of course, there's THIS, which already happened a while ago, so the Disney company isn't necessarily going to grant any one publisher exclusive rights to publish comics featuring the Marvel characters, should the formerly-unthinkable happen and Marvel Comics itself cease operations as a publisher. In this case, Marvel is actually producing the digests itself using its library of material, while ACP is functioning in purely a business capacity, responsible for taking care of the printing, distribution, and accounting of the Marvel digests, and sharing the profits with Marvel according to some predefined split.


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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
« Last post by SAGG on October 19, 2018, 01:46:10 am »
FINALLY! Sears has declared bankruptcy! It's dead! A(nother) retailing icon is gone! The suffering is over!

You don't have to sound so happy about it. I'm sure plenty of people were relying on that employer for their main income, so their suffering has only begun.

It just makes me wonder what happens after the dust completely settles and there's only ONE major brick & mortar retailer left (Walmart, from the looks of it at this point). I'm not particularly looking forward to being around when that happens.
No, I certainly wasn't happy. Just relieved that the suffering has stopped. I'm sorry, but Sears had been losing money for years. It was time to put them out of their misery. I worked at another iconic retailer that went out of business, Toys R Us, though I've been away from it for over 20 years. I take no pleasure in seeing people lose their jobs, but they had to have known it was only a matter of time before the axe would fall, and can adjust accordingly to finding other jobs, even some in other retailers. Now, I'm assuming K-Mart should be right behind....

Sometimes I wish Marvel Comics would go out of business. I've heard rumors that Disney doesn't think it's worth the trouble to publish new comics, and would rather just license the characters to someone else that's interested. They may well have a point there.
Heh...let Time-Warner have them. High time for a combined DC/Marvel universe!!  :2funny:
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General Discussion / Re: Miraculous Ladybug....
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on October 19, 2018, 01:44:10 am »
...Anyone watch this? I do. The newest episodes are on YouTube. It's best described to me as a cross between Sailor Moon, Archie, and Spider Man...

I've been watching it since the first volume of Season 1 came out on DVD, but there was a huge gap between seasons 1 & 2, and when I went back to YouTube a few months ago, it was hard to find the English dubs of the second season episodes, so I only saw a couple of them. It's probably better covered now that I got too busy to keep up with it and lost track of the new episodes. I keep hoping that they'll just put Season 2 episodes out on DVD (NickTV covered the first season broadcasts, and Shout! Factory the DVDs). So far I haven't heard anything about broadcast rights or DVD rights in the North American market.

Marinette is something else. There's a definite Spider-Man influence, along with that of Japanese tokusatsu/henshin hero/magical girl shows, and a few other things as well, as the creators were aiming for something accessible to a global market.
YouTube has them all, and in the case they somehow are blocked, Watch Cartoons Online has them. There are only two left for the season, and they're supposed to be even better than the "Queen's Battle" trilogy, "Catalyst", and "Mayura". It really frustrated me that they screwed with the release dates throughout this year...

Actually, I'd be just as happy to watch the original French episode dubs as long as they were subtitled en Anglais. Not familiar with any of the episodes you cite, since I only managed to see (IIRC) the first two episodes of Season 2, then gave up for a while after the frustration of not being able to reliably find an English language (or even French, subbed) upload of the current episode from one release to the next. Plus you know, all the little tricks they have to do to keep the episode from being removed... mirror-reversed, picture-in-picture, compressed speed, etc.  I don't want to spoil the episode for myself by having to see it that way. For that matter, I don't think I've ever been to Watch Cartoons Online, so I'll check into that.

There have always been issues with episode production order vs. release date order, and Miraculous compounds that issue more than is probably necessary by having different countries (France, Korea, England, Japan, Canada) broadcast the shows in different order. Wikipedia has the episode list in producer Zagtoon's official chronological sequence, as well as notes on what order the episodes aired in different global markets, if you're wondering.
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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on October 19, 2018, 01:31:01 am »
FINALLY! Sears has declared bankruptcy! It's dead! A(nother) retailing icon is gone! The suffering is over!

You don't have to sound so happy about it. I'm sure plenty of people were relying on that employer for their main income, so their suffering has only begun.

It just makes me wonder what happens after the dust completely settles and there's only ONE major brick & mortar retailer left (Walmart, from the looks of it at this point). I'm not particularly looking forward to being around when that happens.
No, I certainly wasn't happy. Just relieved that the suffering has stopped. I'm sorry, but Sears had been losing money for years. It was time to put them out of their misery. I worked at another iconic retailer that went out of business, Toys R Us, though I've been away from it for over 20 years. I take no pleasure in seeing people lose their jobs, but they had to have known it was only a matter of time before the axe would fall, and can adjust accordingly to finding other jobs, even some in other retailers. Now, I'm assuming K-Mart should be right behind....

Sometimes I wish Marvel Comics would go out of business. I've heard rumors that Disney doesn't think it's worth the trouble to publish new comics, and would rather just license the characters to someone else that's interested. They may well have a point there.
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General Discussion / Re: Sears/Kmart
« Last post by SAGG on October 19, 2018, 01:24:01 am »
FINALLY! Sears has declared bankruptcy! It's dead! A(nother) retailing icon is gone! The suffering is over!

You don't have to sound so happy about it. I'm sure plenty of people were relying on that employer for their main income, so their suffering has only begun.

It just makes me wonder what happens after the dust completely settles and there's only ONE major brick & mortar retailer left (Walmart, from the looks of it at this point). I'm not particularly looking forward to being around when that happens.
No, I certainly wasn't happy. Just relieved that the suffering has stopped. I'm sorry, but Sears had been losing money for years. It was time to put them out of their misery. I worked at another iconic retailer that went out of business, Toys R Us, though I've been away from it for over 20 years. I take no pleasure in seeing people lose their jobs, but they had to have known it was only a matter of time before the axe would fall, and can adjust accordingly to finding other jobs, even some in other retailers. Now, I'm assuming K-Mart should be right behind....
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General Discussion / Re: Miraculous Ladybug....
« Last post by SAGG on October 19, 2018, 01:16:21 am »
...Anyone watch this? I do. The newest episodes are on YouTube. It's best described to me as a cross between Sailor Moon, Archie, and Spider Man...

I've been watching it since the first volume of Season 1 came out on DVD, but there was a huge gap between seasons 1 & 2, and when I went back to YouTube a few months ago, it was hard to find the English dubs of the second season episodes, so I only saw a couple of them. It's probably better covered now that I got too busy to keep up with it and lost track of the new episodes. I keep hoping that they'll just put Season 2 episodes out on DVD (NickTV covered the first season broadcasts, and Shout! Factory the DVDs). So far I haven't heard anything about broadcast rights or DVD rights in the North American market.

Marinette is something else. There's a definite Spider-Man influence, along with that of Japanese tokusatsu/henshin hero/magical girl shows, and a few other things as well, as the creators were aiming for something accessible to a global market.
YouTube has them all, and in the case they somehow are blocked, Watch Cartoons Online has them. There are only two left for the season, and they're supposed to be even better than the "Queen's Battle" trilogy, "Catalyst", and "Mayura". It really frustrated me that they screwed with the release dates throughout this year...
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General Discussion / Re: Miraculous Ladybug....
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on October 19, 2018, 01:04:43 am »
...Anyone watch this? I do. The newest episodes are on YouTube. It's best described to me as a cross between Sailor Moon, Archie, and Spider Man...

I've been watching it since the first volume of Season 1 came out on DVD, but there was a huge gap between seasons 1 & 2, and when I went back to YouTube a few months ago, it was hard to find the English dubs of the second season episodes, so I only saw a couple of them. It's probably better covered now that I got too busy to keep up with it and lost track of the new episodes. I keep hoping that they'll just put Season 2 episodes out on DVD (NickTV covered the first season broadcasts, and Shout! Factory the DVDs). So far I haven't heard anything about broadcast rights or DVD rights in the North American market.

Marinette is something else. There's a definite Spider-Man influence, along with that of Japanese tokusatsu/henshin hero/magical girl shows, and a few other things as well, as the creators were aiming for something accessible to a global market.
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