History Franchise / ArchieComics

17th Sep '16 9:27:54 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.
** Another instance: The boys plot a "Save Our Beazly" campaign upon learning that the school chef will be downsized. One boy prompts that they should make bumper stickers, just using the initials. The others quickly hush him up. Wonder how ''that'' one skipped the censors.
** A recent story has Archie as a news reporter. After Jughead mixes up the cue cards, he begins the news with "It looks like that jackass is up to his old tricks again!" with a picture of Mr. Lodge in the background. Veronica is upset until the mistake is corrected. The news story was referring to an actual jackass, not Mr. Lodge.
** Once, Betty was moping around the school. Someone (I think it was either Miss Grundy or Mr. Weatherbee) told her to stop "mooning around". Betty was shocked, thinking she was being accused of {{mooning}} people.
** Betty mentioned two friends to a third friend of hers: Ronnie and Juggie. When he meets Veronica ("Ronnie"), he assumes she's Juggie...possibly because of her jugs.
** There's one where Veronica panics because she thought Betty and Archie showered together, and another where she nearly freezes to death because she thinks Archie and Betty are sleeping together.
** Reggie sabotages Archie's jalopy to take Veronica to a dance. Veronica, hearing a false story from Reggie, feels sorry for Archie, while Reggie assures her that he's probably "[[ADateWithRosiePalms enjoying himself]]".
** Another strip has Archie going to a gift counselor to ask for an idea of a birthday present for Mr. Lodge. The counselor's suggestion? Her phone number.
** Archie is in a women's store as a favor to Betty. One of the sales clerks has this line:
--->''Is there something you'd like to see in a '''nightgown'''...like '''me'''?''
** Veronica dresses up as a flower at a masquerade party, so, to impress her, Reggie dresses up as a bee. Subtle.
** In a Frank Doyle/Dan [=DeCarlo=] story from 1962, Betty and Veronica try to live the way boys do, and wind up using male tactics to pick up a couple of handsome boys. At the end of the story, Jughead arrives as Archie is watching the couples leave:
--> '''Jughead''': Would you care to explain what just happened?
--> '''Archie''': Aw! They're making out like they're boys!
--> '''Jughead''': I can see that they're '''making out'''! Now would you explain the rest of it?
** The horror series [[DarkerAndEdgier Afterlife With Archie]] is dead set on this trope.
** A FunnyBackgroundEvent during a football game sees a middle-aged man using binoculars to ogle cheerleaders, [[MaleGaze even though they were only a couple of feet away]]. His wife, who was standing right beside him, was obviously displeased.
** One cover shows Archie buying Veronica a frisbee for her birthday. When he speaks about how surprised she'll be to get it, Betty informs him that Veronica is expecting a "pearl necklace" (in double-sized bold blue text no less).
** Another cover has Archie saving Betty from drowning, and talking about how he had to "beat off" three other guys to do it (in double-sized bold RED text this time). Yeah, they knew what they were saying.
** While Archie and Veronica are dancing, "I thought you were going to do the mashed potato." and she replies, "''After'' the dance, Archie."
** Some of Cheryl sexier antics seem extremely bizarre for a children's comic book series, and even rival the {{Fanservice}} in ImageComics.
** Over in ''Josie and the Pussycats'', Valerie told Josie that their van broke down on the highway, and was asking for money for repairs. Josie says that she's also broke, but it doesn't matter, since the van will probably be torn frame by frame by road pirates by the time the girls get there. Now, read this exchange:
-->'''Valerie''': ''I left Melody in it, to guard it.''
-->'''Josie''': ''If those roadway pirates see '''her''' frame, they won't bother stripping the '''van'''!''

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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.
** Another instance: The boys plot a "Save Our Beazly" campaign upon learning that the school chef will be downsized. One boy prompts that they should make bumper stickers, just using the initials. The others quickly hush him up. Wonder how ''that'' one skipped the censors.
** A recent story has Archie as a news reporter. After Jughead mixes up the cue cards, he begins the news with "It looks like that jackass is up to
GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Has [[Radar/ArchieComics his old tricks again!" with a picture of Mr. Lodge in the background. Veronica is upset until the mistake is corrected. The news story was referring to an actual jackass, not Mr. Lodge.
** Once, Betty was moping around the school. Someone (I think it was either Miss Grundy or Mr. Weatherbee) told her to stop "mooning around". Betty was shocked, thinking she was being accused of {{mooning}} people.
** Betty mentioned two friends to a third friend of hers: Ronnie and Juggie. When he meets Veronica ("Ronnie"), he assumes she's Juggie...possibly because of her jugs.
** There's one where Veronica panics because she thought Betty and Archie showered together, and another where she nearly freezes to death because she thinks Archie and Betty are sleeping together.
** Reggie sabotages Archie's jalopy to take Veronica to a dance. Veronica, hearing a false story from Reggie, feels sorry for Archie, while Reggie assures her that he's probably "[[ADateWithRosiePalms enjoying himself]]".
** Another strip has Archie going to a gift counselor to ask for an idea of a birthday present for Mr. Lodge. The counselor's suggestion? Her phone number.
** Archie is in a women's store as a favor to Betty. One of the sales clerks has this line:
--->''Is there something you'd like to see in a '''nightgown'''...like '''me'''?''
** Veronica dresses up as a flower at a masquerade party, so, to impress her, Reggie dresses up as a bee. Subtle.
** In a Frank Doyle/Dan [=DeCarlo=] story from 1962, Betty and Veronica try to live the way boys do, and wind up using male tactics to pick up a couple of handsome boys. At the end of the story, Jughead arrives as Archie is watching the couples leave:
--> '''Jughead''': Would you care to explain what just happened?
--> '''Archie''': Aw! They're making out like they're boys!
--> '''Jughead''': I can see that they're '''making out'''! Now would you explain the rest of it?
** The horror series [[DarkerAndEdgier Afterlife With Archie]] is dead set on this trope.
** A FunnyBackgroundEvent during a football game sees a middle-aged man using binoculars to ogle cheerleaders, [[MaleGaze even though they were only a couple of feet away]]. His wife, who was standing right beside him, was obviously displeased.
** One cover shows Archie buying Veronica a frisbee for her birthday. When he speaks about how surprised she'll be to get it, Betty informs him that Veronica is expecting a "pearl necklace" (in double-sized bold blue text no less).
** Another cover has Archie saving Betty from drowning, and talking about how he had to "beat off" three other guys to do it (in double-sized bold RED text this time). Yeah, they knew what they were saying.
** While Archie and Veronica are dancing, "I thought you were going to do the mashed potato." and she replies, "''After'' the dance, Archie."
** Some of Cheryl sexier antics seem extremely bizarre for a children's comic book series, and even rival the {{Fanservice}} in ImageComics.
** Over in ''Josie and the Pussycats'', Valerie told Josie that their van broke down on the highway, and was asking for money for repairs. Josie says that she's also broke, but it doesn't matter, since the van will probably be torn frame by frame by road pirates by the time the girls get there. Now, read this exchange:
-->'''Valerie''': ''I left Melody in it, to guard it.''
-->'''Josie''': ''If those roadway pirates see '''her''' frame, they won't bother stripping the '''van'''!''
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17th Sep '16 7:14:10 AM rafi
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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: A comic from the early 70s starts with Reggie yanking away a pennant from Jughead and saying "Take your hands off!" Jughead replies "I can't, they're attached to my arms!" and proceeds to drive Reggie crazy with his incessant recital of "Dem Bones." Later Jughead realizes he may have gone too far and seeks to apologize. He finds Reggie half way around the bend and tells him "I didn't want to upset you." This drives Reggie even crazier as he didn't accept it as a valid apology.
** Archie himself turns into a ScrewySquirrel / KarmicTrickster in a story about a fake rubber hand he borrowed from the art class. He uses it to play practical jokes on Reggie and Big Moose, getting them in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee. Jughead, who disapproves of Archie's behavior, thinks a hand clinging to the outside of a window sill is Archie's fake hand and nudges it off, only to find it was the janitor. Jughead, Reggie and Big Moose wind up serving detention, with Archie delivering a final needle ("I sure wish I could give you a ''hand!''") As Archie laughs outside, three arms from the detention room reach out towards him.
25th Aug '16 12:34:38 AM PaulA
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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:]] (Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica)[[/labelnote]], and 99% of any "Teen" genres.
4th Aug '16 2:32:08 AM Amon_Ra
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* OldBeggarTest: Played With in a story . Archie wants to take Veronica out to a concert but can't afford the tickets. Veronica buys them and then tries various ways for Archie to stumble across them so it seems like he's the one treating her rather than vice versa. At one point she hires a homeless man to ask Archie for the directions to Main Street. Archie tells him, "You're on Main Street." The homeless man rewards him by giving the two tickets as a present, but Archie sees through the ruse and goes away after yelling at the man, who is then stuck with a quizzical look and two concert tickets.

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* OldBeggarTest: Played With in a story .story. Archie wants to take Veronica out to a concert but can't afford the tickets. Veronica buys them and then tries various ways for Archie to stumble across them so it seems like he's the one treating her rather than vice versa. At one point she hires a homeless man to ask Archie for the directions to Main Street. Archie tells him, "You're on Main Street." The homeless man rewards him by giving the two tickets as a present, but Archie sees through the ruse and goes away after yelling at the man, who is then stuck with a quizzical look and two concert tickets.
11th Jul '16 1:06:28 AM rafi
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* SpyCatsuit: Agents B & V.

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* SpyCatsuit: SpyCatsuit: Betty and Veronica wear black catsuits when acting as "[[TeenSuperspy Agents B & V.V]]".
4th Jul '16 11:22:23 AM flaminghomer
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** In one comic, Veronica states that they only fight over unimportant things, like boys.
29th May '16 6:28:08 PM HelloLamppost
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* ''ComicBook/NewCrusaders''
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.
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