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New Year's stories

Started by irishmoxie, December 25, 2016, 02:58:00 am

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irishmoxie

December 25, 2016, 02:58:00 am Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 04:47:57 am by irishmoxie
I thought we had a thread about this awhile back but I can't find it now. While there are tons of Christmas stories, New Year's stories (and Thanksgiving ones, and to some extent Halloween stories) are few and far between. Here's a couple of New Year's stories I found:

It's Their Miserable Lives! - Cheryl Blossom throws a New Year's party. Includes a reprint of "Fall Guys" (the mud wrestling story) as a flashblack. [Cheryl Blossom Special #3 1995 series; reprinted in Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #9]

New Year's Wishes - 90's Sabrina story. Sabrina can grant 3 wishes before midnight but only to her true love. [from Sabrina #22 and reprinted in Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #9]

The New Year's Resolution contest - Archie and his friends each make a New Years Resolution and then meet again in a month to see who has kept their resolution. [reprinted in Archie's DD #148]

Resolution Revolution - Kevin and the gang compete to see which ones can keep their New Year's resolutions the longest, but during the contest he finds out things about his boyfriend Devon that he doesn't want to know. [Kevin Keller #12]

Party Time Out - Betty throws a New Year's Eve party for her friends. [reprinted in Betty and Veronica DD #207]

A Change in the Weather - Betty spends weeks preparing a New Year's Eve party at her house, only to have Veronica throw a bigger party at the mansion at the same time. [Betty #12; reprinted in Archie's Holiday Fun digest #5]

Happy New Year - The gang's New Year's party is visited first by an old man and then by a talking infant, each of whom try to impart some wisdom on the teens. [Laugh #251; reprinted in Laugh Digest #51]

Comes the Resolution - When they can't agree on making New Year's resolutions, the gang decide that each of them should make binding resolutions for another person. [Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #35]

Resolved - Archie's new list of New Year's resolutions has Smithers resolving to quit. [Pep #262; reprinted in Jughead DD #100]

Ring Out the Old - 1940's Archie. Archie's loud New Year's party clashes with his parents' quiet one. [Archie #25; reprinted in Archie Archives #7]

Cheers for the New Year - Katy Keene story. Katy and Sis host a New Year's Eve party in their apartment. [Katy Keene #29]

New York Cheer - Katy and Sis visit their Aunt and Uncle in Kansas to celebrate New Year's. [Katy Keene #19]

Party Hearty - Katy plans on spending New Year's Eve with Rock on his plane but has to locate a defiant Sis in Times Square first. [Katy Keene #25]

New Year's Party - Wilbur story from the 40's. Snowball fight and New Year's Party. [Zip Comics #24]

Hmm...wonder why there are so many Katy Keene stories with a New Year's theme.

There's also a bunch of one pagers/pin ups and Li'l Jinx stories which you can find listed on comics.org.

DeCarlo Rules

December 25, 2016, 05:58:34 am #1 Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 06:02:12 am by DeCarlo Rules
Where is there a collection of Valentine's Day stories, that's what I'd like to know. New Year's, 4th of July, Easter, and Thanksgiving don't particularly excite me too much as themes for Archie Comics stories.

irishmoxie

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 25, 2016, 05:58:34 am
Where is there a collection of Valentine's Day stories, that's what I'd like to know. New Year's, 4th of July, Easter, and Thanksgiving don't particularly excite me too much as themes for Archie Comics stories.



http://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=archie+valentine%27s+day&search_object=all

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: irishmoxie on December 25, 2016, 12:39:32 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 25, 2016, 05:58:34 am
Where is there a collection of Valentine's Day stories, that's what I'd like to know. New Year's, 4th of July, Easter, and Thanksgiving don't particularly excite me too much as themes for Archie Comics stories.


http://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=archie+valentine%27s+day&search_object=all


After sifting through that list on GCDb, and eliminating the listings for covers, letters or text pages, fan art, advertisements, stories featuring The New Archies, Little Archie, and L'il Jinx, and 1-page (or less) gag strips, plus multiple reprint appearances of the same story, I pared down that listing to 15 actual stories, the longest of which is the recent 10-page "That's Some Val-entine!" (Part 3 of "The Many Loves of Archie Andrews", featuring Valerie Smith of the Pussycats, from B&VDD #239, Feb. 2016). The rest are 5 or 6-pagers. For a company that has published 75 years worth of stories about teenagers, a large percentage of which involve dating in some way, that seems like a ridiculously low number of Valentine's Day stories (one of those, by the way, is a Sabrina story). Of course, the percentage of Archie Comics stories that have been indexed on GCDb is ridiculously low to begin with, compared to other publishers like DC and Marvel, but still...

irishmoxie

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 30, 2016, 04:00:38 am
Quote from: irishmoxie on December 25, 2016, 12:39:32 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 25, 2016, 05:58:34 am
Where is there a collection of Valentine's Day stories, that's what I'd like to know. New Year's, 4th of July, Easter, and Thanksgiving don't particularly excite me too much as themes for Archie Comics stories.


http://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=archie+valentine%27s+day&search_object=all


After sifting through that list on GCDb, and eliminating the listings for covers, letters or text pages, fan art, advertisements, stories featuring The New Archies, Little Archie, and L'il Jinx, and 1-page (or less) gag strips, plus multiple reprint appearances of the same story, I pared down that listing to 15 actual stories, the longest of which is the recent 10-page "That's Some Val-entine!" (Part 3 of "The Many Loves of Archie Andrews", featuring Valerie Smith of the Pussycats, from B&VDD #239, Feb. 2016). The rest are 5 or 6-pagers. For a company that has published 75 years worth of stories about teenagers, a large percentage of which involve dating in some way, that seems like a ridiculously low number of Valentine's Day stories (one of those, by the way, is a Sabrina story). Of course, the percentage of Archie Comics stories that have been indexed on GCDb is ridiculously low to begin with, compared to other publishers like DC and Marvel, but still...



There are also some digital collections that may apply to Valentine's Day. I think one is called Sweethearts. I will look into jt closer to V day.

DeCarlo Rules

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #24 has the 5-page Jughead story "Resolution Solution" that you can add to your list of New Year's stories. I'd read that story somewhere before.

Juggie's New Year's resolution is to eat healthy, suggested by his parents in order to set a good example for Jellybean. With Jughead, it's all one way or another, so he stops eating all junk food, red meat, etc. and goes vegan, but he begins feeling tired, and then sick. Finally, his parents take him to the doctor, who forces him ("doctor's orders") to start eating burgers and fries again, and Jughead reverts to his old ways (and his old health), but not before Pop Tate is stuck with 50 crates of spinach.

Since I've been reading a few older Jughead's Double Digests lately, it seemed like every other story in the new Winter Annual was one that I'd read just recently.

SAGG

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 31, 2016, 12:10:24 am
JUGHEAD & ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #24 has the 5-page Jughead story "Resolution Solution" that you can add to your list of New Year's stories. I'd read that story somewhere before.

Juggie's New Year's resolution is to eat healthy, suggested by his parents in order to set a good example for Jellybean. With Jughead, it's all one way or another, so he stops eating all junk food, red meat, etc. and goes vegan, but he begins feeling tired, and then sick. Finally, his parents take him to the doctor, who forces him ("doctor's orders") to start eating burgers and fries again, and Jughead reverts to his old ways (and his old health), but not before Pop Tate is stuck with 50 crates of spinach.

Since I've been reading a few older Jughead's Double Digests lately, it seemed like every other story in the new Winter Annual was one that I'd read just recently.
Yeah, I remember the "Resolution Solution" story...

irishmoxie

I was expecting more New Year's party stories in this one in addition to the New Year's resolutions ones. The other stories in here were just random, not really about either. They were more stories about someone resolving to do something or some belief they held about themself.

Pep Digital #36: Betty and Veronica New Year's Resolutions! 106 pg.

Promises to Keep Part 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Betty and Veronica) 21 pg. from Betty and Veronica #61.

Why Fight It! (Betty and Veronica) 6 pg. from Archie Giant Series #21. *not really a New Year's story*

Confidence Man (Archie) 6 pg. from Archie #362. *not really a New Year's story*

A New Leaf (Veronica) 11 pg. from Veronica #173. *not really a New Year's story*

Kiss of the Year (Cheryl Blossom) 6 pg. from Cheryl Blossom #28.

It's Their Miserable Lives Part 1 and 2 (Cheryl Blossom) 17 pg. from Cheryl Blossom 1995 Special #3.

Decisions, Decisions (Archie) 5 pg. from Pep #288. *not really a New Year's story*

The Perfect Day (Little Archie) 8.75 pages from Little Archie Giant Comics #17. *not really a New Year's story*

Cheers for the New Year (Katy Keene and Sis) 5 pg. from Katy Keene #29.

Party Hearty (Katy Keene) 8 pg. from Katy Keene #25.

The New Year's Resolution Contest Part 1 and 2 (Archie & Friends) 11 pg. from Archie and Friends ?? Reprinted in Archie DD #148.

irishmoxie

Quote from: irishmoxie on December 30, 2016, 09:38:42 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 30, 2016, 04:00:38 am
Quote from: irishmoxie on December 25, 2016, 12:39:32 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 25, 2016, 05:58:34 am
Where is there a collection of Valentine's Day stories, that's what I'd like to know. New Year's, 4th of July, Easter, and Thanksgiving don't particularly excite me too much as themes for Archie Comics stories.


http://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=archie+valentine%27s+day&search_object=all


After sifting through that list on GCDb, and eliminating the listings for covers, letters or text pages, fan art, advertisements, stories featuring The New Archies, Little Archie, and L'il Jinx, and 1-page (or less) gag strips, plus multiple reprint appearances of the same story, I pared down that listing to 15 actual stories, the longest of which is the recent 10-page "That's Some Val-entine!" (Part 3 of "The Many Loves of Archie Andrews", featuring Valerie Smith of the Pussycats, from B&VDD #239, Feb. 2016). The rest are 5 or 6-pagers. For a company that has published 75 years worth of stories about teenagers, a large percentage of which involve dating in some way, that seems like a ridiculously low number of Valentine's Day stories (one of those, by the way, is a Sabrina story). Of course, the percentage of Archie Comics stories that have been indexed on GCDb is ridiculously low to begin with, compared to other publishers like DC and Marvel, but still...



There are also some digital collections that may apply to Valentine's Day. I think one is called Sweethearts. I will look into jt closer to V day.



See the Digital Exclusives thread for the listing of the stories in Sweet Hearts! A Valentine's Day DE.

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