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23rd Jan '16 9:17:56 AM nombretomado
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** Which is nothing compared to 2013's ''Afterlife With Archie'' series, a straight hardcore horror written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa,[[note]] Creator of the comic adaptation of StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'' and an upcoming film remake of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''[[/note]] where Sabrina zombifies Jughead's deceased dog, who in turn bites Jughead, unleashing a plague of zombies upon Riverdale. In addition, the series contains several risque jokes and Veronica wears a SexyWhateverOutfit to the Halloween dance while Betty wears a NaughtyNurseOutfit (although at one point a character still says "[[GoshDangItToHeck Hades]]" instead of "Hell"). It is highly likely that this comic would not have been publishable had Archie Comics not ended UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode.
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** Which is nothing compared to 2013's ''Afterlife With Archie'' series, a straight hardcore horror written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa,[[note]] Creator of the comic adaptation of StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'' and an upcoming film remake of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''[[/note]] where Sabrina zombifies Jughead's deceased dog, who in turn bites Jughead, unleashing a plague of zombies upon Riverdale. In addition, the series contains several risque jokes and Veronica wears a SexyWhateverOutfit to the Halloween dance while Betty wears a NaughtyNurseOutfit (although at one point a character still says "[[GoshDangItToHeck Hades]]" instead of "Hell"). It is highly likely that this comic would not have been publishable had Archie Comics not ended UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode.
12th Jan '16 11:31:52 PM Doug86
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* LongRunner: Famously so. Archie should be in his 80s by now. It predates nearly every comic book superhero except the very originals[[labelnote:]] (ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}}, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica)[[/labelnote]], and 99% of any "Teen" genres.
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* LongRunner: Famously so. Archie should be in his 80s by now. It predates nearly every comic book superhero except the very originals[[labelnote:]] (ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}}, (Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica)[[/labelnote]], and 99% of any "Teen" genres.
5th Jan '16 4:58:17 PM hellomoto
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Not justified in-universe
** This is actually a frequent occurrence, with guys always being given the short end of the stick. Whenever there's a competition between guys and girls, the guys will be made extremely arrogant and put the girls down (even when this makes them OutOfCharacter) before being on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle, but on the few occasions the guys actually win, it's always [[DownToTheLastPlay very close]] and ends with the focus on the girls in a way that encourages the reader to feel sorry for them. Then again, the target audience is young girls, [[JustifiedTrope so...]]
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** This is actually a frequent occurrence, with guys always being given the short end of the stick. Whenever there's a competition between guys and girls, the guys will be made extremely arrogant and put the girls down (even when this makes them OutOfCharacter) before being on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle, but on the few occasions the guys actually win, it's always [[DownToTheLastPlay very close]] and ends with the focus on the girls in a way that encourages the reader to feel sorry for them. Then again, the target audience is young girls, [[JustifiedTrope [[EnforcedTrope so...]]
18th Dec '15 11:06:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Archie Andrews'' (1943-1953; radio show)
14th Dec '15 3:01:39 PM MrInitialMan
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** [[spoiler:Hilariously, Archie and Jughead sleep soundly through the racket.]]
25th Nov '15 12:20:27 AM Ominae
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* TrickedIntoSigning: In one comic story, Reggie decides to write up a petition protesting litter on the beach. Archie is eager to be the first to sign it, so Reggie has him sign it with a nice and large signature before he's even drawn up the petition content. Evil-hearted Reggie then writes up a love note to an anonymous girl. With Archie's signature below it, the note is sure to unleash Betty and Veronica's wrath.
16th Nov '15 7:08:13 AM ScrewySqrl
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* PoorCommunicationKills: ''Archie'' relies on this trope and most of its subtropes for its humor. In fact, the 2003 Free Comic Books Day comic revolved around hanging a lampshade on it. A kid from the "real world" arrives in Riverdale and points out the repeated cases of misunderstanding and poor communication. Everyone agrees to be more understanding and wait for explanations. And the Universe is instantly boring!
13th Nov '15 1:04:18 PM StFan
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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/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl 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]]. Further titles have been announced, all existing within the same new continuity: ''Jughead'' (by Creator/ChipZdarsky and [[ComicBook/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl [[ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl Erica Henderson]]), ''Betty & Veronica'' (by Adam Hughes), and ''Life With Kevin'' (by Dan Parent).
8th Nov '15 6:06:57 AM rafi
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* TooMuchAlike: In one ''Betty And Veronica'' story, the titular girls bumped into two cute guys in the mall, Jon and Benny, who were pretty much their {{Spear Counterpart}}s. By the end of the story, Betty and Veronica decided that they wouldn't make a good match because they have too much in common.
7th Nov '15 10:20:09 AM rafi
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In a 1959 Christmas story, when Veronica asks Archie what he's going to give her dad for Christmas, he simply responds, "The bird!" Veronica is understandably offended until Archie shows her the canary he intends to present to Mr. Lodge. Another story featured Mr. Cooper trying to force Archie to marry Betty after catching them in what appeared to be a semi-nude state.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ** In a 1959 Christmas story, when Veronica asks Archie what he's going to give her dad for Christmas, he simply responds, "The bird!" Veronica is understandably offended until Archie shows her the canary he intends to present to Mr. Lodge. Another story featured Mr. Cooper trying to force Archie to marry Betty after catching them in what appeared to be a semi-nude state.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In a 1959 Christmas story, when Veronica asks Archie what he's going to give her dad ** Some of Cheryl sexier antics seem extremely bizarre for Christmas, he simply responds, "The bird!" Veronica is understandably offended until Archie shows her a children's comic book series, and even rival the canary he intends to present to Mr. Lodge. Another story featured Mr. Cooper trying to force Archie to marry Betty after catching them {{Fanservice}} in what appeared to be a semi-nude state.ImageComics.
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