Thursday, April 23, 2009

Changin' times in Riverdale: Funnybook life lessons from 1965 & 1972

Here's another peek back at the manner in which the various Archie Comics titles of the 1960s and 70s displayed their particular reflection of that era.

It should fit right in with most of the other Riverdale-related posts on this blog, and the accompanying (occasionally expanding) flickr set; 'Archie comics of the 1960's as a mirror to fads, fashion and trends'. (follow links)

Archie and his pals gain some valuable insights in each of the two 'timelessly timely' tales shown below.

First, from 1965, it's a lesson regarding gender roles.

Then, in 1972, another father-son battle leads to learning a little perspective.

A valuable insight the reader can gain from reading both of these stories might be that the streets of Riverdale can be a dangerous place...

...But it's not all life lessons - - Dig those groovy fashions!

'The First Step', from Betty and Veronica #119 (1965)

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'My Fathers Eyes', from Life With Archie #118 (1972)

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1 comment:

soulbrotha said...

What??!! No post about the impending marriage of Archie and Veronica??!! I'm shocked!

Check out this hilarious post:

http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2009/06/03/it-puts-the-lotion-on-its-skin

Freshly-stirred links