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17th May '16 7:44:32 PM fusilcontrafusil
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In 2015, the original ''Archie'' series (which had been running since 1942) ended at issue #666, giving way for a modern reboot spearheaded by Creator/MarkWaid and [[ComicBook/{{Saga}} Fiona Staples]]. Further titles have been announced, all existing within the same new continuity: ''Jughead'' (by Creator/ChipZdarsky and [[ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl Erica Henderson]]), ''Betty & Veronica'' (by Adam Hughes), and ''Life With Kevin'' (by Dan Parent).

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In 2015, the original ''Archie'' series (which had been running since 1942) ended at issue #666, giving way for a modern reboot spearheaded by Creator/MarkWaid and [[ComicBook/{{Saga}} Fiona Staples]].Staples]], and sporting a more realistic art style (not the first time they've tried it). Further titles have been announced, all existing within the same new continuity: ''Jughead'' (by Creator/ChipZdarsky and [[ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl Erica Henderson]]), ''Betty & Veronica'' (by Adam Hughes), and ''Life With Kevin'' (by Dan Parent).
5th May '16 3:40:58 AM rafi
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* FollowTheLeader: The Archie series was meant to capitalize on many of the "Film/AndyHardy" features of the era. Its own popularity soared enough that near-countless rip-offs were created, some by Archie Comics itself. "That Wilkin Boy", "Josie" and "Wilbur" were all Archie-made blatant rip-offs (though Josie got re-tooled). Lampshaded in the "Archie Marries Veronica" timeline, when Betty's post-Archie boyfriends include Film/AndyHardy, [[Radio/TheAldrichFamily Henry Aldrich]] and [[HappyDays Richie Cunningham]].
5th May '16 3:39:50 AM rafi
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* InformedAttractiveness: Veronica is usually treated in-story (more commonly early on) as more attractive than Betty, despite being famously the [[OnlySixFaces same face]] & body with new hair. It's excusable when one considers that Ronnie dresses much better, often showing more skin, and Betty can compete on an even keel whenever she dresses in skimpy gowns/bikinis).

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* InformedAttractiveness: Veronica is usually treated in-story (more commonly early on) as more attractive than Betty, despite being famously the [[OnlySixFaces same face]] & body with new hair. It's excusable when one considers that Ronnie dresses much better, often showing more skin, and Betty can compete on an even keel whenever she dresses in skimpy gowns/bikinis).gowns/bikinis.
5th May '16 2:45:44 AM miditrans
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* InformedAttractiveness: Veronica is usually treated in-story (more commonly early on) as more attractive than Betty, despite being famously the [[OnlySixFaces same face]] & body with new hair. It's excusable when one considers that Ronnie dresses much better, often showing more skin, and Betty can compete on an even keel whenever she stoops to Ronnie's level (ie. dressing in skimpy gowns/bikinis).

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* InformedAttractiveness: Veronica is usually treated in-story (more commonly early on) as more attractive than Betty, despite being famously the [[OnlySixFaces same face]] & body with new hair. It's excusable when one considers that Ronnie dresses much better, often showing more skin, and Betty can compete on an even keel whenever she stoops to Ronnie's level (ie. dressing dresses in skimpy gowns/bikinis).
5th May '16 2:38:56 AM miditrans
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** A 1950s storyline focused on the cluelessness of women. Archie's mom goes into a frenzy trying to find her purse, which Mr. Andrews exasperatedly reveals has been in front of her all along; Archie learns from this situation and later willfully ignores Veronica while she desperately searches for her own purse, until it is, again, found to be right in front of her. Mr. Lodge then compliments him on his understanding of females.

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** A 1950s late 1960s or 1970s storyline focused on the cluelessness of women. Archie's mom goes into a frenzy trying to find her purse, which Mr. Andrews exasperatedly reveals has been in front of her all along; Archie learns from this situation and later willfully ignores Veronica while she desperately searches for her own purse, until it is, again, found to be right in front of her. Mr. Lodge then compliments him on his understanding of females.
5th May '16 2:35:34 AM miditrans
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*** Also ''literally'' a five-man band as The Archies Archie on lead guitar, Reggie on bass guitar, Jughead on drums, and Betty and Veronica switching off on tambourine and keyboard.

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*** Also ''literally'' a five-man band as The Archies Archie on lead guitar, Reggie on bass guitar, Jughead on drums, and Betty and Veronica switching off on tambourine and Veronica on keyboard.
4th May '16 5:49:02 PM miditrans
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* CelibateHero: Jughead doesn't so much hate women anymore as he is simply not interested in romance, believing it complicates a guy's life and taxes his funds. This doesn't keep girls from hitting on him, though. Big Ethel is usually the one who pursues him, although in one story all the girls in Riverdale pursued Jughead because he was the only guy ''not'' wearing an overpowering cologne at a school dance, much to his chagrin. His blatant misogyny was altered by 1989 into being conflicted problems over women, as he had many romantic liaisons during the '90s: Joani Jummp, Debbie, January [[=McAndrews=]], Anita the crippled girl, etc.

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* CelibateHero: Jughead doesn't so much hate women anymore as he is simply not interested in romance, believing it complicates a guy's life and taxes his funds. This doesn't keep girls from hitting on him, though. Big Ethel is usually the one who pursues him, although in one story all the girls in Riverdale pursued Jughead because he was the only guy ''not'' wearing an overpowering cologne at a school dance, much to his chagrin. His blatant misogyny was altered by 1989 into being conflicted problems over women, as he had many romantic liaisons during the '90s: Joani Jummp, Debbie, January [[=McAndrews=]], Anita the crippled disabled girl, etc.
4th May '16 5:34:24 PM miditrans
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* CanonImmigrant: Betty's older siblings, Polly (a reporter) and Chick (a spy). Both debuted in the ''Little Archie'' stories of Bob Bolling when older teens were needed for the kiddie-based tales. Later on, he added them to the mainline continuity as successful siblings who'd moved out of the Cooper household. ''Betty's Diary'' stories made the most use out of them- otherwise it [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]] (they weren't even at her Future Wedding!).

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* CanonImmigrant: Betty's older siblings, Polly (a reporter) and Chick (a spy). Both debuted in the ''Little Archie'' stories of Bob Bolling when older teens were needed for the kiddie-based tales. Later on, he Kathleen Webb added them to the mainline continuity as successful siblings who'd moved out of the Cooper household. ''Betty's Diary'' stories made the most use out of them- otherwise it [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]] (they weren't even at her Future Wedding!).
9th Apr '16 4:01:45 AM rafi
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* WardrobeMalfunction
** A story in ''Veronica'' volume 201 had the girls discover a collection of old-style bathing suits and try them out in the water. The boys didn't really appreciate the cover-everything styles... until it became clear that the old fabric couldn't stand up to water anymore and disintegrated, leaving Betty, Veronica and the rest ''naked'' in the ocean. Heck, this even happened to ''Mrs. Lodge'' who tried out one of the suits at a pool party.
** In another Archie comic, Cheryl stole a dress that Veronica designed and wore it to a party just to laugh in her face - only to find out at that point what a bad seamstress Veronica was. The whole dress ripped apart in front of everyone. (Of course, as humiliating as that was for Cheryl, the story didn't quite end on a high note for Ronnie either...)
5th Apr '16 9:20:53 AM rafi
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* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Multiple cover have Archie (and some boys) show interest for cheerlaeder, often Betty and Veronica, or easily distracted by them during the games.

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* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Multiple cover have Archie (and some boys) show interest for cheerlaeder, to cheerleader, often Betty and Veronica, or and easily distracted by them during the games.
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