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(The New York Times)   Big trouble in Riverdale as Archie Comics' two CEOs fight each other for control of company   (nytimes.com) divider line 47
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2012-04-15 02:29:07 PM  
Does it involve a cat fight between Betty and Veronica?
 
2012-04-15 03:32:38 PM  
Is this the thread where we start posting penis comix?

Penis, penis, penis! (new window)
 
2012-04-15 03:48:41 PM  
A sucky product in a dying line of business.
 
2012-04-15 03:51:15 PM  
i39.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-15 04:19:35 PM  

Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.


Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.
 
2012-04-15 05:02:49 PM  
I'm shocked some idiot Farker hasn't posted "They still publish Archie?" yet.

Oh they will. They'll think that's witty.
 
2012-04-15 05:16:10 PM  
Is one CEO going to have to beat off the other?
 
2012-04-15 05:16:41 PM  
Archie? They still publ-

Confabulat: I'm shocked some idiot Farker hasn't posted "They still publish Archie?" yet.

Oh they will. They'll think that's witty.


Ah. Right. Well, here's this instead.

NSFW
 
2012-04-15 05:29:15 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Is this the thread where we start posting penis comix?

Penis, penis, penis! (new window)


Heh. Makes me want to go back to see if the boys in #macnn still suck at IRC.
 
2012-04-15 05:44:04 PM  

Confabulat: I'm shocked some idiot Farker hasn't posted "They still publish Archie?" yet.

Oh they will. They'll think that's witty.


Adults still care about comic books chronicling the antics of teenagers?

/how's that for witty?
//Or would you prefer pedobear?
 
2012-04-15 05:49:46 PM  

FrancoFile: Adults still care about comic books chronicling the antics of teenagers?


Well they certainly still enjoy movies about them.
 
2012-04-15 05:49:59 PM  
When I was a kid, my family used to take a lot of trips up to Minnesota during the spring and summer. My mom used to get those Double Digests and I'd read them cover to cover to and from home. They're great comics for kids.
 
2012-04-15 05:53:18 PM  
I only read Archie for the ads on the back.

I have X-ray vision, my own nuclear sub, and Sea Monkeys that are using simple tools and communicating with hand signals as they frolic.
 
2012-04-15 07:07:05 PM  

saintstryfe: Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.

Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.



There's also a vintage Archie 'reprint revival' currently in-progress. IDW, Dark Horse, Yoe! and other major publishers are turning out multiple series of slick deluxe hardcovers compiling classic Archie storylines, as well as 'best of' collections by various artists/writers.

/Archie haters gonna hate
//the Sonic books are the ones that surprise me; the monthly comic's been going strong for just over 20 years, now
 
2012-04-15 07:25:39 PM  

saintstryfe: Actually, I have family who work for Archie


CSB. Still not buying them.
 
2012-04-15 07:38:20 PM  

Kurmudgeon: saintstryfe: Actually, I have family who work for Archie

CSB. Still not buying them.


Yes it is - and no one says you must. Just correcting your assertion that they're sucky or dying.
 
2012-04-15 08:09:08 PM  

McManus_brothers: Archie? They still publ-

Confabulat: I'm shocked some idiot Farker hasn't posted "They still publish Archie?" yet.

Oh they will. They'll think that's witty.

Ah. Right. Well, here's this instead.

NSFW


Huh. Betty's a natural blonde. What do you know?
 
2012-04-15 08:11:24 PM  
I prefer dark hair, so Veronica was always preferable. Plus she's rich, how can you not like that. Betty was basically fit for Jughead. Both dumb, both bums. Good match.

I don't care that they still publish Archie. What matters to me is that Archie was a total farking lie when it came to real life. Nobody lives like that. Every character was a complete and utter lie. What a farking joke. DC stories are more believable than Archie.
 
2012-04-15 08:43:23 PM  

casual disregard: What matters to me is that Archie was a total farking lie when it came to real life. Nobody lives like that. Every character was a complete and utter lie.


You mean that fiction isn't always realistic and that people might read them to escape the problems of real life?

Color me shocked.
 
2012-04-15 09:03:02 PM  

casual disregard: I don't care that they still publish Archie. What matters to me is that Archie was a total farking lie when it came to real life. Nobody lives like that. Every character was a complete and utter lie. What a farking joke. DC stories are more believable than Archie.


Man you must be a laugh riot at parties. "And another thing that's totally BS about that movie/TV show you were just discussing..."
 
2012-04-15 09:18:47 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Huh. Betty's a natural blonde. What do you know?


That or she is VERY thorough.
 
2012-04-15 09:20:58 PM  
There can be only one.
 
2012-04-15 09:32:43 PM  
the only thing I found entertaining is this site http://archieoutofcontext.tumblr.com/

and this crazy cross-over

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-15 09:41:23 PM  
she walked into a meeting, pointed in turn at each of the male editors present and said, "Penis, penis, penis."

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-04-15 09:46:01 PM  

Aar1012: casual disregard: What matters to me is that Archie was a total farking lie when it came to real life. Nobody lives like that. Every character was a complete and utter lie.

You mean that fiction isn't always realistic and that people might read them to escape the problems of real life?

Color me shocked.


jayhawk88: casual disregard: I don't care that they still publish Archie. What matters to me is that Archie was a total farking lie when it came to real life. Nobody lives like that. Every character was a complete and utter lie. What a farking joke. DC stories are more believable than Archie.

Man you must be a laugh riot at parties. "And another thing that's totally BS about that movie/TV show you were just discussing..."


I messed up.

I don't actually care about Archie. Although I used to think of myself as being kind of like Jughead.

No, my dumb post was just meant to rib on DC. Here's the translation: "DC has the worst storylines ever. DC is worse than Archie when it comes to story."

It is with the ultimate contrition that I apologize for my Fark sins this eve. I promise not to commit them again within the next minute.
 
2012-04-15 09:50:07 PM  

saintstryfe: Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.

Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.


The Life With Archie magazine, following the two continuities from the "Archie Marries..." story, are some of the most depressing Archie stories ever.

Mrs. Grundy dies of cancer and leaves Mr. Weatherbee a widower. Reggie goes to prison. Cheryl Blossom gets cancer. Hell, everybody gets cancer!

...except for Kevin Keller. But he got farked up in the war.
 
2012-04-15 09:51:18 PM  
i50.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-15 10:08:06 PM  

saintstryfe: Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.

Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.


Hmmmm. Which characters does Archie own that they're licensing to DC & Marvel? I didn't think there were any old school properties that DC hadn't gobbled up yet.
 
2012-04-15 10:14:16 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: saintstryfe: Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.

Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.

Hmmmm. Which characters does Archie own that they're licensing to DC & Marvel? I didn't think there were any old school properties that DC hadn't gobbled up yet.


Remember that whole failed bunch of Red Circle books from 2010/2011? The Shield, The Web, Hangman, and Inferno?

Those are all Archie-owned characters from the Golden Age, back when they were MLJ Comics.
 
2012-04-15 11:19:09 PM  

saintstryfe: Yes it is - and no one says you must. Just correcting your assertion that they're sucky or dying.


Suit yourself, you have your assumption, the rest can see this company and print media in general are on borrowed time.
However, the highest selling Archie title is Life with Archie at 37,165 Archie Sales 2011 (new window)

Compared to Justice League, #1 at 231,00 issues. 37,000 issues for Archie's best title is weak sauce.
That puts Life With Archie down with Flashpoint Emperor Aquaman at #571 on this list.
Comic Sales for 2011 (new window)
They are dying because they are sucky.
/sucks to be Archie
//beaten by Aquaman
///rolleyes
 
2012-04-15 11:22:55 PM  
Anyone remember the Christian version of Archie? That always confused me as a kid. One mag, he's talking Jesus non-stop, and the next he doesn't say a word about Jesus because he's too busy chasing tail.

/Heh.
 
2012-04-15 11:30:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: RoyFokker'sGhost: saintstryfe: Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.

Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.

Hmmmm. Which characters does Archie own that they're licensing to DC & Marvel? I didn't think there were any old school properties that DC hadn't gobbled up yet.

Remember that whole failed bunch of Red Circle books from 2010/2011? The Shield, The Web, Hangman, and Inferno?

Those are all Archie-owned characters from the Golden Age, back when they were MLJ Comics.


I don't remember them from 2010/11, but I remember those books having a re-launch back in the 90's, I think? The Impact line, right?

Wow. I knew that Impact was DC relaunching old titles, but I thought they had bought the company out, like Whiz and Charleton.
 
2012-04-15 11:37:24 PM  

Kurmudgeon: saintstryfe: Yes it is - and no one says you must. Just correcting your assertion that they're sucky or dying.

Suit yourself, you have your assumption, the rest can see this company and print media in general are on borrowed time.
However, the highest selling Archie title is Life with Archie at 37,165 Archie Sales 2011 (new window)

Compared to Justice League, #1 at 231,00 issues. 37,000 issues for Archie's best title is weak sauce.
That puts Life With Archie down with Flashpoint Emperor Aquaman at #571 on this list.
Comic Sales for 2011 (new window)
They are dying because they are sucky.
/sucks to be Archie
//beaten by Aquaman
///rolleyes


The digests are the major sellers of the Archie line.

The traditional comic books are sort of loss leaders, as it were... paying for the material that will eventually go into the digests.

And, the digests have a much wider circulation than any pitiful DC or Marvel comic book.


RoyFokker'sGhost:

I don't remember them from 2010/11, but I remember those books having a re-launch back in the 90's, I think? The Impact line, right?

Wow. I knew that Impact was DC relaunching old titles, but I thought they had bought the company out, like Whiz and Charleton.


Yeah, DC licensed the old MLJ characters in the early 90s and launched 'em as the Impact line (CSB, The only reason the JSA got that 8 issue mini-series in 1991 was to give Len Strazewski and the other Impact guys something to work on while DC was getting the Impact deal finished).

They re-licensed the MLJ characters for JMS in 2009-2010. The books ran 12 issues or less and the characters faded back into obscurity.

But no, DC never owned those characters.
 
2012-04-16 12:22:26 AM  
farm7.staticflickr.com

/penis
 
2012-04-16 12:58:25 AM  

Kurmudgeon: saintstryfe: Yes it is - and no one says you must. Just correcting your assertion that they're sucky or dying.

Suit yourself, you have your assumption, the rest can see this company and print media in general are on borrowed time.
However, the highest selling Archie title is Life with Archie at 37,165 Archie Sales 2011 (new window)

Compared to Justice League, #1 at 231,00 issues. 37,000 issues for Archie's best title is weak sauce.
That puts Life With Archie down with Flashpoint Emperor Aquaman at #571 on this list.
Comic Sales for 2011 (new window)
They are dying because they are sucky.
/sucks to be Archie
//beaten by Aquaman
///rolleyes


I'm fairly sure those are direct-only sales, through distributors like Diamond. That doesn't include a lot of Archie's other sales through newsstands and supermarkets (as they don't deal with distributors but the same people who handle magazines).

And again, that doesn't mean the books are bad (certainly lots of good books get canceled every year and lots of lousy books keep getting issues) and it doesn't mean they're dying. They're making money, and expanding both printing and redoing technology (in fact, that technology upgrade is one of the things that is being fought over by the executives).
 
2012-04-16 01:03:40 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Wow. I knew that Impact was DC relaunching old titles, but I thought they had bought the company out, like Whiz and Charleton.


The MLJ books were not in DC's continuity. THe Whiz and CHarleton characters were intergrated into the DCU by being given Alternate Earths (Earth-M for Capt. Marvel and the Marvel family, and Earth-4, where characters like The Blue Beetle, The Question and Spysmasher lived). They eventually merged them all during the Crisis. I honestly don't know the character's statuses in the NDCU.

I'm only buying four books on pull right now - Lantern, Green Arrow (my favorite hero), Animal Man, and the Shade short-series because my favorite book all-time is the Robinson Starman series from the 90's. God that was a great damn series.
 
2012-04-16 01:40:24 AM  
What is the "Dance of the Week?"

//too obscure?
 
2012-04-16 01:50:51 AM  

invictus2: the only thing I found entertaining is this site http://archieoutofcontext.tumblr.com/

and this crazy cross-over

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x384]


awesome. they got Josie and the Pussycats to do the HS dance...
 
2012-04-16 01:59:29 AM  

McManus_brothers: Archie? They still publ-

Confabulat: I'm shocked some idiot Farker hasn't posted "They still publish Archie?" yet.

Oh they will. They'll think that's witty.

Ah. Right. Well, here's this instead.

NSFW


Thank you, that was nice...got any more?
/Meanwhile, Cricket O'Dell does a line of Peruvian Flake through a $100,000 bill supplied by Mr. Lodge, and sneezes adorably. getting cocaine all over her freckled breasts...
//Hey, you have your fantasies and I have mine...
 
2012-04-16 02:06:38 AM  

saintstryfe:
I'm only buying four books on pull right now - Lantern, Green Arrow (my favorite hero), Animal Man, and the Shade short-series because my favorite book all-time is the Robinson Starman series from the 90's. God that was a great damn series.


I liked Robinson's Starman, too... loved the Omnibuses DC put out collecting the entire series.

But I don't care if The Shade (Or Resurrection Man) is the best book ever, I refuse to give DC any money after their renumbering stunt. #1s are a 6 month sales bump at the most for most titles. The sales numbers are procving that month after month. And, like a FARKer in 2007 after the redesign, I refuse to get over DC canceling the two longest running comic books left, both of which weren't too far away from the first 1,000th issues, for a 6 month sales spike.

Plus, Robinson isn't ROBINSON anymore. His work since he came back from his Hollywood Hiatus is nowhere near what it was during the Starman days.
 
2012-04-16 02:48:05 AM  

saintstryfe: Kurmudgeon: A sucky product in a dying line of business.

Actually, I have family who work for Archie - the company has never been stronger. The risks of the Kevin comics, the "What if" marriage story lines, licensing old super hero properties to DC and Marvel, and especially the non-Archie lines (they currently do several Sonic the Hedgehog series, and began a very successful line based on the Mega Man video games) have all paid off big. The company is expanding and making a lot more money. They're also doing their best product in a long time. My local comic shops always tell me (so I can relate it to my family who work for them) how successful the Archie books sell. Especially the old standbys - the Double Digests. They sell fantastically, especially during summer I'm told.


www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
 
2012-04-16 02:50:55 AM  
i40.tinypic.com
I liked this version better from ye old-timey 50's MAD magazine.
 
2012-04-16 03:48:00 AM  
media.comicvine.com
 
2012-04-16 06:12:18 AM  
airsupport

I only read Archie for the ads on the back.

I have X-ray vision, my own nuclear sub, and Sea Monkeys that are using simple tools and communicating with hand signals as they frolic.


Yea, but did YOU sell Grit? I thought not...............
 
2012-04-16 08:31:25 AM  

invictus2: the only thing I found entertaining is this site http://archieoutofcontext.tumblr.com/

and this crazy cross-over

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x384]


I had both of them - one published by Archie Comics, the other by Marvel - and they were better than I expected. Archie *almost* got his head blown off ;)
 
2012-04-16 11:52:48 AM  

DrippinBalls: airsupport

I only read Archie for the ads on the back.

I have X-ray vision, my own nuclear sub, and Sea Monkeys that are using simple tools and communicating with hand signals as they frolic.

Yea, but did YOU sell Grit? I thought not...............


Yes. May I interest you in a subscription?
 
2012-04-16 01:53:25 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ...except for Kevin Keller. But he got farked up in the war .


No, I don't think that's where he got farked...

/yeah...bad. and i feel bad.
 
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