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Archie & Friends Double Digest #30 by DeCarlo Rules
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What have you done today? by BettyReggie
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Riverdale Reviewed by Tuxedo Mark
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What comics have you been reading? by DeCarlo Rules
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Days we look foward to as Archie Fans. by BettyReggie
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What are you currently watching? by Archiecomicxfan215
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What are you listening too ? by DeCarlo Rules
[August 21, 2017, 12:17:52 AM]


Library Books That You All Read by BettyReggie
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New Riverdale Season 2 promo "Desperate Times" by Archiecomicxfan215
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Betty and Veronica; will there be an issue 4 or is it cancelled? by DeCarlo Rules
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Reviews / Re: Archie & Friends Double Digest #30
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on Today at 03:56:11 AM »
They've been doing that bait and switch forever. I remember my first Betty and Veronica digest had Cheryl on the cover despite having no Cheryl story inside. She was staring in her own series at the time.

People who have been reading the digest titles for years have probably already noticed this, but a decade or more ago, the digests contained a significantly larger number of new story pages. Back in that time it was common for the covers to depict a scene from one of the new stories inside, and these stories could be anywhere from 10-20 pages. That was back when Nelson Riberio was the digest editor. ACP still published both regular and Double Digest titles devoted to its most popular characters, there were 8 ongoing digest titles, and the Archie digests were outselling just about every comic book published in the direct market.

Since Ribero left ACP (he went to work for Marvel's reprint collections division) the digests shifted to gag covers, and then to covers featuring mostly generic scenes from which the cover artwork could be re-used in a variety of different formats. The number of new story pages was reduced, and for a couple of years new stories disappeared from the digests altogether, before being restored to a standardized single new 5-page story per digest issue in 2014. Also since that time ACP has ceased to publish the "regular" (96-page) digest format, and the number of titles has dropped from 8, to 6 ongoing titles... and it looks like it's about to become just 4 ongoing titles.

We already knew that JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE was ending (I just got the final issue, #27) and being replaced by ARCHIE AND ME Digest, but the last solicitation for issues of both ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE (#28) and B & V FRIENDS (#256) appeared in July's PREVIEWS (supposed to ship in September), and there should have been a solicitation for another issue in the September PREVIEWS catalog (for shipping in November), but none materialized. Barring a solicitation in October's catalog for an early December shipping date, it looks like this might be the end for Archie's Funhouse and B & V Friends, or maybe they'll be replaced by new digest titles, hard to say.

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General Discussion / Re: What have you done today?
« Last post by BettyReggie on August 23, 2017, 08:46:42 PM »
The 150 Premier Prisma Colored Pencils finally came.
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All About Archie / Re: Riverdale Reviewed
« Last post by Tuxedo Mark on August 23, 2017, 08:17:37 PM »
This week, I review "The New Archies" segment, "Jughead the Jinx".
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Reviews / Re: Archie & Friends Double Digest #30
« Last post by irishmoxie on August 23, 2017, 06:53:41 PM »
They've been doing that bait and switch forever. I remember my first Betty and Veronica digest had Cheryl on the cover despite having no Cheryl story inside. She was staring in her own series at the time.
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Reviews / Re: Archie & Friends Double Digest #30
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on August 23, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
Why is it that the comic book stated above features Toni Topaz on the cover, yet has no story inside depicting her.

More often than not, the cover art you see on a digest is not depicting a scene from a story inside. Most of the cover art is newly created, while usually only one (maybe two; or, maybe none) of the stories in the digest is new. The rest are reprinted older stories. Is there a story (that looks like it might be brand-new) in that issue where Archie is playing football with girls? Probably not. So in this case, Toni is what they call in Hollywood an 'extra'. She's in the scene, but has no actual role in the movie. She has just a "walk-on" or cameo part. She's not a featured actress, so she tends to just have either non-speaking roles where she's in the scene but doesn't actually do anything, or she just has a small part. There were only a couple of stories where she had a larger role.

Here we have an exception to all of those things I said above -- Toni's first appearance in the story "The Christmas Challenge!" in JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #176, where she DID have a main featured part in the story, and where the cover of the digest DID depict a scene from that story:
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Reviews / Archie & Friends Double Digest #30
« Last post by fionam427 on August 23, 2017, 11:57:12 AM »
Why is it that the comic book stated above features Toni Topaz on the cover, yet has no story inside depicting her. Also if anyone can explain to me why Toni even has any point of reference in the new Riverdale series, when she isn't even an established character?!
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General Discussion / Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Last post by DeCarlo Rules on August 22, 2017, 03:36:12 PM »
If you like superhero type stuff, have you watched Moldiver?  Tiger and Bunny reminded me a bit of Moldiver which had a 6 episode OVA run back in the early 1990s.  I enjoyed the series and it is one of the few anime series that I've watched.

I'd heard the title, but didn't know anything about it. From what I just read on Wikipedia about it, it's more of a comedy/magical girl kind of thing, which probably explains why I hadn't caught it before. Up to recently I hadn't read/watched much of any comedy manga/anime. I pretty much stuck to shonen/seinin manga & anime of the action/adventure/SF type.

Because the PixieTrix webcomics were more or less my introduction to some manga & anime comedy genre tropes, I've been experimenting trying a few things, and found a couple that I like: Dragons Rioting (a self-described 'battle manga' and sex comedy), and Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary (a rather more gentle high school comedy about a cyclops nurse at a school full of monsters, that compares somewhat with Eerie Cuties or Monster High, with some PG sexual humor). I still tend to remain picky about stuff (tried the popular Monster Musume manga, but it didn't really do anything for me), and art styles especially.

Now that I'm a little more familiar with the magical girl genre (into which I guess I could also place Go Nagai's Cutie Honey), and I see by checking that Moldiver is available on YouTube, I'll check it out.
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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« Last post by BettyReggie on August 22, 2017, 07:58:01 AM »
Archie #23 is coming out on August/23/17, it's 16 hours & 17 minutes & 59 seconds away.
ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #2 is coming out on August/30/17 is 7 days away
21 days till RIVERDALE #6 which comes out September 13 2017
35 days till ARCHIE #24 comes out on September 27 2017
THE ARCHIES #1 & Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 comes out on October 4th 2017 which 42 Days away.
YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #3 & Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 11th at 8pm on The CW! which is 49 days away.
They finally posted what Reggie & Me Volume #1's cover is going look like. I love it. So Only Reggie and Me Paperback – October 17, 2017  from & that's 55 Days & 16 Hours & 11 Minutes & 0 Seconds away.
RIVERDALE #7 is coming out on October 18th 2017 which is 56 days away.
ARCHIE #25 is coming out on November 1st 2017 which is 70 days away.
THE ARCHIES #2 is coming out on November 8th 2017 which is 77 days away.
YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #4 & BETTY AND VERONICA: VIXENS #1 is coming out on November 15th 2017 which is 84 days away
RIVERDALE #8 is coming out on November 22 2017 which is 91 days away.
43 days till October 5th 2017 NYCC
93 Days till Black Friday 2017
96 Days till Cyber Monday
124 Days till CHRISTMAS 2017
Life with Kevin Vol. 1 from amazon & it's Arriving January 16th 2018 - 146 days away
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General Discussion / Re: Days we look foward to as Archie Fans.
« Last post by BettyReggie on August 22, 2017, 05:27:50 AM »
49 Days till Season #2 of Riverdale.
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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« Last post by Archiecomicxfan215 on August 21, 2017, 09:30:33 PM »
I just watched Looney Tunes and now watching Spongebob
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