Everything's Archie

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I have been obsessed with Archie since the tender age of 5, when my father (himself an Archie fan in childhood) gave me my first comic featuring America’s favorite redheaded troublemaker. A quarter-century later, I still read Archie comics. I know more about the world of Riverdale than any person not actually in the employ of Archie Comics should.

Why Archie?
I love comic books in general, but Archie holds a special place in my heart. The fact that the characters are human teenagers with no super powers or secret identities endears them to me and makes them far more relatable than, say, Superman. And they are interesting characters, indeed: from a seductive-beyond-her-years fabulously wealthy heiress, to a cynical, often nihilistic woman-hater in a funny hat. And oh, those writers and artists! I think Archie Comics writers and artists are often underrated and overlooked, which is an absolute travesty, because when they were at their best, they were fucking awesome. Plus, the longevity of Archie Comics affords us a fascinating insight into the society and pop culture of previous generations. I am especially fond of the ’60s and ’70s era Archies, with their hip slang, fabulous fashions, and — of course — that sexy Dan DeCarlo artwork.

Written by Sugar

March 6th, 2012 at 3:45 pm