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History Trivia / ArchieComics

7th May '16 8:25:36 PM nombretomado
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** 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]].

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** 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 [[Series/HappyDays Richie Cunningham]].
5th May '16 3:41:35 AM rafi
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* FollowTheLeader: The 2015 reboot is seen by fans as Archie Comics following Marvel and DC in doing just for the sake of it. Yeah, one of their titles, ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', did it earlier- but it was forced on them due to a lawsuit from an ex-writer (though it did them a favor by eliminating all the ContinuitySnarl the title had been afflicted with).

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* FollowTheLeader: 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]].
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The 2015 reboot is seen by fans as Archie Comics following Marvel and DC in doing just for the sake of it. Yeah, one of their titles, ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', did it earlier- but it was forced on them due to a lawsuit from an ex-writer (though it did them a favor by eliminating all the ContinuitySnarl the title had been afflicted with).
14th Feb '16 1:55:29 PM themisterfree
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* FollowTheLeader: The 2015 reboot is seen by fans as Archie Comics following Marvel and DC in doing just for the sake of it. Yeah one of their title, ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', did it earlier but it was forced on them due to a lawsuit.

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* FollowTheLeader: The 2015 reboot is seen by fans as Archie Comics following Marvel and DC in doing just for the sake of it. Yeah Yeah, one of their title, titles, ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', did it earlier earlier- but it was forced on them due to a lawsuit.lawsuit from an ex-writer (though it did them a favor by eliminating all the ContinuitySnarl the title had been afflicted with).
18th Sep '15 6:41:07 AM Retro7
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* From a 1970's trivia book: Moose Mason's real first name is Marmaduke.
* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company which was and still is run by two Jewish families to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians.
** They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times (Christian publishers didn't observe [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode the Code]]) depicting pot-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.

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!! Trope Trivia

* From a 1970's trivia book: Moose Mason's real first name FollowTheLeader: The 2015 reboot is Marmaduke.
* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company which was and still is run
seen by two Jewish families to license out the fans as Archie characters Comics following Marvel and DC in doing just for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about sake of it. Yeah one of their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians.
** They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times (Christian publishers didn't observe [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode the Code]]) depicting pot-peddling, temptations
title, ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', did it earlier but it was forced on them due to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.lawsuit.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Archie Comics approached Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the rights to make Nintendo comics, but they turned them down. Sketches were made, however.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Archie Comics approached Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the rights to make Nintendo comics, but they turned them down. Sketches were made, however.however.

!! General Trivia
* From a 1970's trivia book: Moose Mason's real first name is Marmaduke.
* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company which was and still is run by two Jewish families to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians.
** They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times (Christian publishers didn't observe [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode the Code]]) depicting pot-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.
5th Jun '15 1:43:14 PM rafi
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Archie Comics approached Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the rights to make Nintendo comics, but they turned them down. [[http://www.mobiusforum.net/index.php?topic=12136.0 Sketches were made, however.]]

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** In Europe, on the contrary, the ''Archie'' franchise is completely unknown.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Archie Comics approached Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the rights to make Nintendo comics, but they turned them down. [[http://www.mobiusforum.net/index.php?topic=12136.0 Sketches were made, however.]]
24th Oct '14 7:15:18 PM luisedgarf
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* NoExportForYou: Inverted, at least in Mexico and possibly the rest of Latin America, regarding the whole ''Archie'' franchise: To this date the whole franchise is the ''only thing'', besides the ArchieComics version of ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''[[note]]And even yet, they only published a few translated issues before canceling that version in the 90s[[/note]], are the only franchises published in that region, since ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has not being translated into Spanish.
1st Aug '14 12:50:00 AM Soufriere
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* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians. They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times, depicting pod-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.

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* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company which was and still is run by two Jewish families to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians. uber-Christians.
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They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times, times (Christian publishers didn't observe [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode the Code]]) depicting pod-peddling, pot-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.
30th Jul '14 10:59:14 AM DonnyKD
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* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians. They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times, depicting pod-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.

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* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians. They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times, depicting pod-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.more.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Archie Comics approached Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the rights to make Nintendo comics, but they turned them down. [[http://www.mobiusforum.net/index.php?topic=12136.0 Sketches were made, however.]]
17th Feb '14 1:53:51 PM StoryMakerEchidna
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* From a 1970's trivia book: Moose Mason's real first name is Marmaduke.

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* From a 1970's trivia book: Moose Mason's real first name is Marmaduke.Marmaduke.
* In the early 1970's, artist Al Hartley, who had become a born-again Christian a few years before, somehow managed to get the company to license out the Archie characters for use in blatantly religious comics published by Spire Christian Comics. These Christian Archie comics were apparently successful and continued to be produced into the early 1980's. They were [[{{Anvilicious}} pretty blatant]] about their messages, with [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible verses aplenty strewn throughout the dialogue]], and depicting Betty and Archie as uber-Christians. They were also, if you can believe it, a bit DarkerAndEdgier at times, depicting pod-peddling, temptations to drug use, and one issue in which two drug-using kids get in a car crash and are near death. [[http://comicsworthreading.com/2010/05/14/archies-christian-comics/ See here]] for more.
4th Apr '12 1:48:53 AM MrInitialMan
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* From a 1970's trivia book: Moose Mason's real first name is Marmaduke.
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