History Franchise / ArchieComics

19th Feb '17 9:22:07 AM rafi
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* {{Qipao}}: An old comic has Veronica wearing a qipao, and getting furious when everyone comments on her "ripped dress".
6th Feb '17 5:41:23 PM Millenia
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* BeautyContest: Beauty contests, often of an impromptu sort, were a staple of stand-alone ''Archie'' stories during TheSeventies and TheEighties in particular. Most often, they took place at the [[BeachEpisode beach]]. A frequently-used premise had the contestants -- which nearly always included Betty and Veronica -- attempt to sweet-talk the judge(s) -- usually Archie, and sometimes Reggie as well -- into voting for them. If Midge was a contestant, this inevitably meant her boyfriend Moose threatening the judge(s) into voting for her (a reversal of the usual GreenEyedMonster Moose plots where merely glancing at Midge from a distance would earn Archie or Reggie a curb stomp.

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* BeautyContest: Beauty contests, often of an impromptu sort, were a staple of stand-alone ''Archie'' stories during TheSeventies and TheEighties in particular. Most often, they took place at the [[BeachEpisode beach]]. A frequently-used premise had the contestants -- which nearly always included Betty and Veronica -- attempt to sweet-talk the judge(s) -- usually Archie, and sometimes Reggie as well -- into voting for them. If Midge was a contestant, this inevitably meant her boyfriend Moose threatening the judge(s) into voting for her (a reversal of the usual GreenEyedMonster Moose plots where merely glancing at Midge from a distance would earn Archie or Reggie a curb stomp.stomp).
24th Jan '17 5:58:53 PM WaggishPony
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* OnlyChildSyndrome: Out of the gang (according to TheOtherWiki), only Jughead, Betty, Cheryl, and Jason have known siblings (the latter two being twins).
15th Jan '17 12:50:46 PM MarcoPolo250
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While Archie Comics is best known for its comic books featuring Archie and/or other "Riverdale" characters, their output has never been limited to those characters. Archie published stories with a number of superhero characters, including The Shield ([[CaptainPatriotic a patriotic hero]] who actually predates the more popular ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), the Hangman, the Fly, the Jaguar, and others. Starting in the early 1970s, these and other "non-Riverdale" titles have often been published under the "Red Circle" imprint. Archie has also published a number of licensed titles over the years, such as ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' and ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures''.[[note]] Archie's ''TMNT'' used the 1987 cartoon series as its base, and could have its darker moments, even if it wasn't ''as'' dark as the original Mirage comics, which were still running at the time.[[/note]] The two most successful non-Archie original titles have been ''Comicbook/{{Sabrina|TheTeenageWitch}}'' and ''Comicbook/JosieAndThePussycats'', both of which were spin-offs of the original Riverdale series. Both of those comics spawned fairly popular animated series, and while [[Film/JosieAndThePussycats the film version of Josie]] was unsuccessful, ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was one of the most popular teen sitcoms of the late 90s / early 2000s. As of 2015, a live-action television series, "Riverdale", is currently in development at Creator/TheCW.

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While Archie Comics is best known for its comic books featuring Archie and/or other "Riverdale" characters, their output has never been limited to those characters. Archie published stories with a number of superhero characters, including The Shield ([[CaptainPatriotic a patriotic hero]] who actually predates the more popular ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), the Hangman, the Fly, the Jaguar, and others. Starting in the early 1970s, these and other "non-Riverdale" titles have often been published under the "Red Circle" imprint. Archie has also published a number of licensed titles over the years, such as ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' and ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures''.[[note]] Archie's ''TMNT'' used the 1987 cartoon series as its base, and could have its darker moments, even if it wasn't ''as'' dark as the original Mirage comics, which were still running at the time.[[/note]] The two most successful non-Archie original titles have been ''Comicbook/{{Sabrina|TheTeenageWitch}}'' and ''Comicbook/JosieAndThePussycats'', both of which were spin-offs of the original Riverdale series. Both of those comics spawned fairly popular animated series, and while [[Film/JosieAndThePussycats the film version of Josie]] was unsuccessful, ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was one of the most popular teen sitcoms of the late 90s / early 2000s. As of 2015, a live-action television series, "Riverdale", ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'', is currently in development at Creator/TheCW.
13th Jan '17 8:15:55 AM rafi
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* BoyishShortHair: Cricket and Midge.



* {{Ice Queen}}s: Veronica and Trula.



* LethalChef: A recurring component of Ronnie's character, and something Betty has over her. One particular issue had Ronnie ''demanding'' to cook a meal for Archie (to one-up Betty, of course), and such was the tragedy that a ''line'' of sympathetic boys said their goodbyes to poor Arch, ''including Reggie''.



* TomboyishPonytail: Betty.



* Various {{Tomboy}}ish tropes including:
** BoyishShortHair: Cricket and Midge.
** {{Ice Queen}}s: Veronica and Trula.
** LethalChef: A recurring component of Ronnie's character, and something Betty has over her. One particular issue had Ronnie ''demanding'' to cook a meal for Archie (to one-up Betty, of course), and such was the tragedy that a ''line'' of sympathetic boys said their goodbyes to poor Arch, ''including Reggie''.
** [[SheCleansUpNicely They Clean Up Nicely]]: Betty, Ethel, Valerie, and Veronica.
** TomboyishPonytail: Betty.
** {{Tsundere}}: Valerie and Veronica.
** WrenchWench: Betty is absurdly talented with auto repair and other forms of masculine expertise. This makes her either more or less attractive to the boys, depending on the story.
*** Valerie was also this.

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* Various {{Tomboy}}ish tropes including:
WrenchWench:
** BoyishShortHair: Cricket and Midge.
** {{Ice Queen}}s: Veronica and Trula.
** LethalChef: A recurring component of Ronnie's character, and something Betty has over her. One particular issue had Ronnie ''demanding'' to cook a meal for Archie (to one-up Betty, of course), and such was the tragedy that a ''line'' of sympathetic boys said their goodbyes to poor Arch, ''including Reggie''.
** [[SheCleansUpNicely They Clean Up Nicely]]: Betty, Ethel, Valerie, and Veronica.
** TomboyishPonytail: Betty.
** {{Tsundere}}: Valerie and Veronica.
** WrenchWench:
Betty is absurdly talented with auto repair and other forms of masculine expertise. This makes her either more or less attractive to the boys, depending on the story.
*** ** Valerie was also this.
12th Jan '17 6:42:24 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Forsythe "Jughead" Jones and Marmaduke "Moose" Mason.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Forsythe Forsy the "Jughead" Jones and Marmaduke "Moose" Mason.
9th Jan '17 9:40:14 AM rafi
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** When Betty and Veronica, in a story, meet their old version of the '50s (through the [[PortalToThePast Memory Lane]]), Veronica is called out by the two girls for her "skimpy" outfit that BareYourMidriff.
9th Jan '17 9:08:49 AM rafi
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* OneMillionBC: The series of "Caveman Archie" stories with prehistoric versions of Archie and the rest of the Riverdale gang.



* OneMillionBC: The series of "Caveman Archie" stories with prehistoric versions of Archie and the rest of the Riverdale gang.



* OurNudityIsDifferent: In one of the strips set in TheGayNineties, Archie has this reaction to a swimsuit that bares Veronica's shoulders.

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* OurNudityIsDifferent: OpposingSportsTeam: Riverdale plays almost exclusively against Central City, an entire city with a population of nothing but criminals, cheaters, and con artists, all of whom hate everything pertaining to Riverdale. The one time a Central player was portrayed sympathetically was when Archie and Chuck saved his life, while his friend abandoned him to die so he could win the race.
* OurNudityIsDifferent:
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In one of the strips set in TheGayNineties, Archie has this reaction to a swimsuit that bares Veronica's shoulders.shoulders.
** Another, set in the 1800's, has Betty and Veronica nearly arrested for wearing men's swimwear a t-shirt and knee-length trunks combo.
29th Dec '16 10:07:20 PM miditrans
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* HeManWomanHater: Jughead was a prominent example of this till the writers began toning his misogyny down in the 1980s. By the 21st century it had virtually disappeared, though he remained uninterested in romance most of the time.
29th Dec '16 9:28:20 PM miditrans
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** Veronica was portrayed as rather nice in the 1940s, no better or worse than the other girls in the series. It was in later decades that she was written as evil, till she began to be softened in the late 1980s and was further mellowed in the 1990s and 21st century.


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** This was Archie creator Bob Montana's basic interpretation of Veronica. In his stories and strips, she's pampered but pleasant except on rare occasions (usually when Archie does something incredibly stupid and earns her wrath).
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