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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Nov 9th 2015 at 8:47:48 AM

To be specific, this is a general discussion thread for the ongoing rebooted Archie series written by Mark Waid, as well as its spinoffs, Jughead and the upcoming Betty and Veronica and Life with Kevin, all taking place in this new Archie-verse.

I've been hearing very good things regarding the main Archie series, but for some rhyme or reason, nobody really talks about them. And I hope this thread rectifies that.

So without more ado, discuss.

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CL
Nov 15th 2015 at 10:11:08 AM

Ken Penders is apparently going to try and sue them again.

Nov 15th 2015 at 10:51:49 AM

[up] This is about the teenagers of Riverdale, not Sonic.

edited 15th Nov '15 10:52:02 AM by DS9guy

CL
Nov 15th 2015 at 1:02:54 PM

It would still effect the company as a whole, considering they're apparently not in the best of circumstances at the moment.

It'll probably (hopefully) go nowhere though.

Nov 16th 2015 at 2:02:15 PM

Who is Ken Penders.

I haven't been keeping up with Archie but Jughead #1 was great. I love Zdarsky.

Nov 16th 2015 at 7:03:01 PM

Jughead was pretty good. Not sure I like the origin of his name. If it's as bad as it sounds I don't know why Archie calls him that.

Zarius Relationship Status: Dating the Doctor
Jan 6th 2016 at 8:48:37 AM

Archie#5 was a bit unremarkable, Betty and Jug's plans predictably didn't go right and now Archie has no time for them. The melodrama is starting to tire me out now. Hope they get past all of this soon.

Jan 6th 2016 at 4:06:47 PM

[up]Unfortunately Waid seems all about the melodrama, and doesn't seem to get the characters either. especially reggie.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
May 10th 2016 at 9:55:43 AM

So, anyone liking Jughead's solo?

Then get ready for September because not only are we getting a new team composed of Ryan North (of Adventure Time and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl fame) and Derek Charm (of the Powerpuff Girls IDW comics fame), but we're also gonna see the debut of the new Archie-verse's take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch! smile

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May 11th 2016 at 4:54:56 PM

[up][up] They've been moving steadily away from light comedy and towards melodrama for the last 10 years or so.

I don't necessarily disagree with you about Waid, Interestingly, this isn't the first time he's worked for Archie. He's written stories for them before, and was their cover gag editor early in his career.

edited 11th May '16 4:56:26 PM by Robbery

Jul 23rd 2017 at 1:18:34 PM

Hello everyone, I'm trying to find a trope that would fit the seemingly unending string of bad things that happens to Betty Cooper in this series. I was thinking Chew Toy, Cosmic Plaything or Yank the Dog's Chain, but I still have doubts. Here is my reasoning :

- a nasty, nasty break-up with Archie in which the later joined hypocrisy with near-"My Girl Is Not A Slut" rhetoric.

- her relationship with Archie is further damaged in issue #5, although this time it's her fault.

- her beloved uncle leaves town and the way the whole thing goes down makes her relationship with Archie even worse

- she starts a relationship with another boy, she and Archie mend things somehow, but then her boyfriend dumps her for sticking too close to Archie

- now that she and Archie are better, they go back to their car project... only to have Archie steal it from under her with not so much as an explanation

- and the cherry on top, she ends up wounded in a terrible car crash, this time for trying to save Archie from his own stupidity

The lady can't catch a break is what I'm saying.

edited 23rd Jul '17 1:19:15 PM by Sannom

Aug 29th 2017 at 1:12:45 PM

This review of ish 23 points out that Betty being paralyzed from a brain injury and her spinal cord being fine, while possible, is extremely unlikely and seems to set up that she'll eventually recover.

"She was brought in with a head injury and an inability to move or feel her legs. Despite all evidence to the contrary, the doctor says that she doesnít have a spinal cord injury Ė her paralysis is the result of the brain injury. Which has resulted in zero cognitive impairment, to the point that she was lucid and talking minutes after waking up from near-death, but has resulted in total loss of feeling below her waist.

Thatís, at the very most, an extremely rare medical outlier. Paralysis can result from brain injury, yes, but not combined with loss of feeling below the affected area. Thatís a textbook symptom of spinal cord injury. From the dialogue afterwards, where the doctor doesnít slam the door on Betty walking again, but makes it clear itís a long shot, you can see why it was portrayed this way. Itís possible, if even likely, that this will be reversed at some point. Thus, they definitely wouldnít want a situation like with Barbara Gordon, where there was no medical way for her to walk again and it necessitated a miracle cure. But not all spinal cord injuries are the same, and a bruised spinal cord that wasnít severed or crushed would have likely had the same effect and been more scientifically accurate. (Your writer may be researching these topics for an upcoming novel.)"

edited 29th Aug '17 1:13:10 PM by lalalei2001

Pichu-kun ...
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Sep 30th 2017 at 8:28:46 PM

I stop reading for a few months and Betty gets into an accident. Great.

Well, it's nice to see the reboot isn't dead at least. I worried they'd somehow backtrack and make it temporary.

Zarius Relationship Status: Dating the Doctor
Oct 1st 2017 at 3:44:45 AM

[up] They don't have to, they have a "classic Archie"-style book out at the moment called "My Pal Archie"

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Oct 1st 2017 at 8:23:00 AM

Meanwhile, Jughead continues to be totes hilarious, but with some genuinely heartwarming moments from ol' Juggy like having a heart-to-heart with Sabrina, who was a high school dropout and got her life fixed thanks to said heart-to-heart and Jughead ruining his Internet cred so Betty can have her life again.

Anyway, it's probably old news by now, but you guys think this is relevant to this page?

For the uninitiated:

  • Cosmo the Merry Martian was a character from way back in the late 1950's, during the phenomenon that was the Space Race. It only ever lasted 6 issues, but the character himself stuck around making guest appearances in the other Archie books, from visiting Riverdale in Archie #655 (apparently before the reboot) to having his own version of Pokťmon GO in one Archie story.
  • Now, it's set to get a full-on reboot come next year, courtesy of Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley (you might know some works of their's).

As an admirer of Ian Flynn's writing, I am of course looking forward to this, especially considering how great those redesigns look.

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Pichu-kun ...
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Oct 8th 2017 at 3:11:07 PM

[up][up] I know, but Archie isn't used to reboots like DC and Marvel. Their retools typically only last so long.

Oct 9th 2017 at 4:33:30 AM

To be fair, so far only the main Archie series feel like a "real" reboot. For example, it's the only book so far in that relaunch to have let go of the "undecisive, horny teenage boy" characterization for Archie. As the last few issues seem to imply, his heart is kind of torn between Betty and Veronica, but still, he sticks to one girlfriend.

Oct 9th 2017 at 7:10:13 PM

How is Archie Comics doing financially? They lost Sonic and a TV show like Riverdale has to be expensive...

Pichu-kun ...
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Oct 25th 2017 at 12:35:58 PM

[up] I presume Riverdale helped any issues they're having considering how popular it is.

Nov 1st 2017 at 1:38:38 PM

I just read issue #25, and I must say that unless we discover later on that Betty's mom is actually an obstacle that is much harder to overcome than her husband, the beginning of the misunderstanding between Archie, Veronica and Betty feels a bit contrived. They've built it up nicely, what with Archie's love for Betty apparently going the way of a romantic bond again and Veronica feeling lost in the shuffle, but the coincidence that starts it is a little bit much.

That said, Jughead was awesome (as usual) and treats us to another one of his schemes that makes him look a lot wiser than his years.

And the scene when Smithers learn of Veronica's current company was hilarious.

edited 1st Nov '17 1:41:03 PM by Sannom

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 22nd 2017 at 5:11:49 PM

Bump.

I made a page for Cosmo ahead of its first issue's release next month.

Feel free to add to it, you guys.

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JakesBrain The Unnamable from Middle of Effing Nowhere
The Unnamable
Feb 9th 2018 at 6:27:23 AM

Okay, Cosmo is a fun story and I'm definitely enjoying it. The only problem is I can't read any of Max's dialogue without hearing Markiplier's voice in my head — he's got the right kind of vocal chops to pull off Max's combination of self-important, obtuse, and mildly paranoid.

edited 9th Feb '18 6:34:04 AM by JakesBrain

At least ninety percent of this world's problems are caused by full-grown adults acting and thinking like spoiled children.
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Feb 9th 2018 at 5:59:49 PM

The only problem is I can't read any of Max's dialogue without hearing Markiplier's voice in my head

[up] Huh, interesting. I personally hear Travis Willingham's hammy Thor voice when I read Max's dialogue.

On the subject of dream casts for this comic, I've brainstormed the following:

Really though, I've only read issue 1, and I already want Frederator Studios to make a show out of this for Netflix...or Amazon.

edited 14th Feb '18 8:02:58 PM by TargetmasterJoe

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Apr 1st 2018 at 8:37:33 PM

Soo...Is anything going on in the comics lately?


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