http://peur_evol.insanejournal.com/ ([identity profile] peur_evol.insanejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-04-11 16:19

THE REAL ARCHIE



Lately, with all of the other Archie posts, the question was raised, "Was Archie always a Christian dickweed?".
The answer is NO, he's usually a secular dickweed.







from BETTY AND VERONICA #39, November 1958

[identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com 2009-04-11 20:32 (UTC)(link)
It's a strip that's sleepwalking through the undead existence of a zombie. Back in the 1940s, ARCHIE had some broad slapstick, slightly risque jokes and a bit of Good Girl art. But it's been coasting along as a safe, bland warm-milk-and-toast pablum for decades. That seems to be what a lot of people will buy, though.

[identity profile] magus_69.insanejournal.com 2009-04-11 21:51 (UTC)(link)
I think that the blandness really set in during the 70's. That's when the edge (such as it was) vanished. There have been a few good stories since then, though. Few and far between, but they were there.