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Archie Comics

Discussion in 'Comics and Graphic Books' started by Libra6Poe, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Libra6Poe

    Libra6Poe New Member

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    I've talked about this comic book here before. I grew up with it and every now and then I'll buy a subscription still. It's been in my life for more than 20 years.

    And now something wonderful has happened!

    Archie Comics Introduces First Openly Gay Character!
    This was covered on CNN last week. I've already pre-ordered it.
    "Isn't it Bromantic?" - Ha! Only in Riverdale.

    Earlier this month, Archie hooks up with Valerie from Josie & the Pussycats.
    Interracial relationships!

    That's all. If you're familiar with the comics, let me know what ya think.
     
  2. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha. It only took them 20 years to catch up with mainstream comic strips. :lol:
     
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    I used to love Archie but they were almost impossible to find where I grew up.
     
  4. Jillian34

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    I like Jughead, Archie, Veronica, Betty and Mr. Lodge! Great Characters! Who's your favorite?:)
     
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    I've been reading The Archies for decades.
    Yes. I am that old.
    I don't know that I have a favorite character. I kind of like Midge and Moose.
    Did you know Jughead's real name is Forsythe?
     
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    Sadly, yes.:confused:
    I read quite a few Archie comics back in the day; I liked Jughead, Betty, Ethel, Moose & Mr. Weatherbee.

    So, does anybody remember the Christian Archie comics? Al Hartley was one of the regular Archie artists but he also did his own series with a decidedly religious perspective. I had a few of those as well:
    http://comicsalliance.com/archie-christian-comics/
     
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    Oh gag! Yes! They were horrible.

    My mom picked some up by mistake ONE time. He, Hartley, wasn't very subtle, the comics were rather in your face with the God/Jesus stuff. My mother was as Christian as the next person, but not so gung-ho as to want it shoved down our throats in a comic book. Never made that mistake again.
     
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    Haha yeah they were way over-the-top in retrospect; although they were mild compared with some other stuff I was given to read growing up in a fairly rigid church community. Two words: Chick Tracts. :eek:
     
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    ooooo I like Betty ^^ Im a little iffy about Archie though..... he just cant make up his darn mind .... he's kinda a cheater too
     
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    I'm sorta noob so.... I love Jughead. I don't know. It's... Jughead. I mean, Jughead. Jughead's Jughead. That's pretty much an adjective.
     
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    The Death of Archie

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    CNN interview with Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater (son of Archie creator John Goldwater).

     
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    I bet he catches a bullet while protecting Jughead in a run-of-the-mill meth buy gone horribly wrong.
     
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    Or it's one of the kids Archie and his cronies bullied in high school getting his revenge.
     
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    Jughead needs braaaiiins
     
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    Forever a huge fan!
     

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