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Believe it or not, there was a time when the Archie daily newspaper strip was actually funny. For instance, there was the storyline in which the title character became principal of Riverdale High for a day.

Lay your peepers on this, cats )
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"[M]y biggest inspiration for this book was Russ Meyers’ Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! along with other ‘60s and ‘70s cult/exploitation flicks like The Wild Ones and Switchblade Sisters. But I also wanted to make sure that it’s not just violence and shock — there’s a real story about empowerment and female friendship in here that really is the core of the entire series."
--Jamie L. Rotante, Comicosity interview 20 October 2017.

Just stay away from that Jingle Jangle, girls )
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One of my all-time favourite Archie stories, because it shows a level of character depth and introspection that was rare before the Archie renaissance of the present decade.

'Do you want to lose someone who might REALLY care about you?' )
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It's well known that Archie Comics was one of the leading publishers behind the implementation of the Comics Code Authority which kept comics squeaky-clean and decent for the tiny tots. But are you familiar with the expression "getting crap past the radar?"

Like, you, daddy-o! I learned it from watching you, dig? )
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Yes, you read that right. In 1971, Archie Comics took a rare foray into current events and an even rarer stance on political issues with "Summer Prayer for Peace," which sees Archie, Jughead and Reggie inducted into the army, then debating the morality of draft dodging with a radical friend.

'Sing, sing of freedom / Sing a song of joy...' )
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Taking a brief break from my horror postings to bring you these amusing bits from one of my favourite 1970s Archie stories: "Kong Phoo" from Archie at Riverdale High #18 (Aug 1974). Script by Frank Doyle, art by Harry Lucey.

CHA! FOOM! HAAK! )
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Let's check in with yet another of the future timelines Archie Comics is doing--the one where he marries Valerie of Josie and the Pussycats!



Previously: Valerie walked into the Memory Lane section of the forest while thinking of Archie, and wondering if she should pursue a relationship with him. In this timeline, the Archies band got some breaks so they went beyond a local band status. They kept running into the Pussycats, and Archie and Valerie started going steady. (In the background, Betty met and started dating Valerie's brother Trevor.)

Eventually, they eloped and got married, but the two bands' touring schedules meant the young couple wasn't getting much together time. Alex (the Pussycat's PR guy) put together a reality show where Archie and Valerie helped teach kids at music school. This was so successful that Mr. & Mrs. Andrews decided to go full-time.

Four pages from Archie #633. )

Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
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And now Kevin Keller has his own ongoing!



This will probably be my last KK post for a while as by now you either like the character enough to follow the series or don't. So if anyone else wants to post future issues, you won't be stepping on my toes.

Four pages from Kevin Keller #1, "There's a First Time for Everything!"

Not precisely cute romance, but someday... )

In other news, Imageshack waited until I was over a hundred images past the limit to remind me that I did in fact have a limit. I'm probably going to spring for the Premium, but just in case, you'll want to go back to my earliest posts and grab any images you're keen on keeping. And while you're there, how about some hindsight comments?

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In my last post, we visited a potential future in which Kevin Keller can marry the man he loves and no one thought that was the least bit out of the ordinary.

But in the regular Archie comics, Mr. Keller must live in the eternal present. It's not quite as advanced a society....

Cover and four scans from Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller #4.



Previously, on Kevin Keller, our protagonist did well on Witmasters, a College Bowl-like TV show where he represented Riverdale. He's looking forward to a little less excitement.

Your wish has been denied! )


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SKJAM!

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