Sunday, May 27, 2007

A Busy Life With Archie: A few covers and some links

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In reference to those old Archie 'Christian' comics, a few days ago I stated that"...I (had) felt Archie and his friends shouldn't stray too far from the malt shop."

But of course, truth was that life could get pretty complicated for a Riverdale teenager.

It's hard to know how they could handle the busy schedule of adventure and international intrigue in addtion to the regular duties of hanging at Pop's, placating Mr. Weatherbee, overcoming Reggie's deviltry, keeping a jalopy running, and power dating.

It seemed that of all the myriad Archie titles, 'Life With Archie' could be counted upon for a fairly steady stream of those more far-out exploits.





And again, it being the internet, many others have made note of this long before I got around to it.

Some links:

- 'Life in Riverdale: Surprisingly Dangerous': A detailed accounting of the phenomenon at an earlier incarnation of Chris's Invincible Super-Blog.

- A few more examples in a small cover gallery at Comic Covers.Com.

- A 5-part feature chronicling the Archie gang's super-hero identities at the always-entertaining DIAL B for BLOG.

- Two from the archives of Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics...

1. Discussing 'A.R.C.H.I.E., The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.', and...

2. 'What is Geeko? Who is Geeko?', an in-depth look at issue #13, pictured above.

So let's see...
I wonder what vintage comic covers related thing I could post in the future that HASN'T already been done. Hmmm...

Apes? No...
Big heads? No...

Bondage? Nope.

Unintentional homo-eroticism?
No, can't swing a stick without...

Oh! Maybe an assortment of goofy old Jimmy Olsen covers!
Huh. Wow, there's a ton. No wait...

...well, shoot.

I'll have fun looking, anyway...
























































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1 comment:

Craig D said...

I really liked the old "Tip Top Comics" covers. They would show a variety of comic strip characters mingling in some alternate universe where Nancy and Sluggo might interact with Charlie Brown, Smoky Stover or Mutt and Jeff.

This ARCHIE stuff is mind-boggling! Especially that hypno-fetish mind-control cover with Veronica.

As always: Thanks for sharing!

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