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Good Ole Samm

What's up, fellers? New guy here, and obviously I love Archie comics, especially those from what I'd consider to be the "classic era" of Archie, 1950s-early 90s. Favorite artists would be Samm Schwartz, Bob Bolling, Joe Edwards, Harry Lucey and Dan DeCarlo (senior), least favorites would be Gus LeMoine, Al Hartley and Dick Malmgren. Favorite writer is no contest, that would be the fab-tastic Frank Doyle, though I like Craig Boldman's and sometimes George Gladir's writing as well. Favorite character would be Jughead, and my favorite stories happen to star him, specifically "Son of Hercules" (JUGHEAD'S FANTASY #3) and JUGHEAD'S FOLLY (one-shot). I've also seen the Riverdale TV series, and it's a truly great show. Amazing how they were able to pull off a dark, suspenseful drama with these characters off so successfully.

Other than Archie, I also really like the old Harvey comics (specifically those with Casper, Wendy, Spooky, Sad Sack or Hot Stuff, not too crazy about the rich kid or the dot-obsessed chick) and the Disney ducks, especially drawn by Carl Barks. I also really like the old MAD stuff and Harvey Kurtzman's hilarious Hey Look! one-pagers. I even write me a little fan-fic about Casper and Wendy here 'n' there in my downtime, I can post the link to it here if you folks would like.

I also really like cartoons and "classic" television, some of my faves being the old Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Gravity Falls, Rocko's Modern LifeSpongeBob SquarePants, Oggy and the Cockroaches and Animaniacs.

Don't expect me to be here often, I'll only be here very sporadically, I imagine. Still, I look forward to having a fun time here talking about some of my favorite comic characters.

DeCarlo Rules

I always liked Bolling better as a writer than as an artist. I'd rank Kathleen Webb right near the top echelon of writers, too. She was to B&V what Boldman was to Jughead, IMO. And Al Hartley's way under-rated as both a writer AND an artist, IMO. I agree with your choices of JUGHEAD'S FOLLY and JUGHEAD'S FANTASY, though -- ACP really ought to collect all of those in a trade paperback. Those are to the early Silver Age what JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE was to the late '80s/early '90s.

I also like the Disney Ducks (and Mickey) comics and MAD and Looney Toons (and Spongebob and Ren & Stimpy), but totally drew a blank on Gravity Falls and Oggy and the Cockroaches (sounds like a good name for a band, though). My obsession with Harvey Comics is for the pre-Code ones (actually, the pre-horror ones, too) -- but for some perverse reason I find that Baby Huey and Hot Stuff appeal to me in a casual sort of way, while I can just skip Casper, Wendy and Richie Rich (and Sad Sack just creeps me out -- it's the drawing style).

Good Ole Samm

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on Today at 05:17:17 amI always liked Bolling better as a writer than as an artist. I'd rank Kathleen Webb right near the top echelon of writers, too. She was to B&V what Boldman was to Jughead, IMO. And Al Hartley's way under-rated as both a writer AND an artist, IMO. I agree with your choices of JUGHEAD'S FOLLY and JUGHEAD'S FANTASY, though -- ACP really ought to collect all of those in a trade paperback. Those are to the early Silver Age what JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE was to the late '80s/early '90s.

I also like the Disney Ducks (and Mickey) comics and MAD and Looney Toons (and Spongebob and Ren & Stimpy), but totally drew a blank on Gravity Falls and Oggy and the Cockroaches (sounds like a good name for a band, though). My obsession with Harvey Comics is for the pre-Code ones (actually, the pre-horror ones, too) -- but for some perverse reason I find that Baby Huey and Hot Stuff appeal to me in a casual sort of way, while I can just skip Casper, Wendy and Richie Rich (and Sad Sack just creeps me out -- it's the drawing style).
Yeah, Bolling was very good at writing, "Little Archie on Mars" being my favorite of his scripts. I totally agree with you that Archie should compile those Jughead stories into a TPB- I've got "Folly" and "Hercules" in a digest, but that'd be really cool.

Never really bothered to check out the pre-code Harvey's for the most part, maybe someday. Could be something I'd quite like, although I'll always have the soft spot for the ghosts, witches and devils the publisher eventually became famous for. I get that you're not crazy about the Sacks, I guess for some the drawing style might need some getting used to.

I also really like the Mickeys, too. A pity I don't have enough of Floyd Gottfredson, the guy was talented. He was what Barks was to the Disney ducks.

And because you're probably wondering, Oggy is this French cartoon about a blue cat who has the misfortune of sharing his house with three pesky cockroaches (named after the Ramones!!). Gravity Falls is a Disney show about these twins who spend the summer with their greedy, P.T. Barnum-esque uncle in a small town in Oregon (the titular Gravity Falls) where all sorts of weird things happen. They're pretty good, worth checking out.


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