Life With Archie #16 Written by Paul Kupperberg Art by Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli and Glenn Whitmore This just in: Life With Archie is friggin’ awesome. Yes, I know the series is no longer new, but no matter how many times I read it, I’m surprised by … Continue reading G3 Review: Life With Archie #16
I've loved Archie for many, many years. Click here to see my CNN.com Geek Out! essay on why the Riverdale crew deserves respect.
About two years ago, my son, now 11, popped the “What does ‘gay’ mean?” question. I answered plainly, and he made a little face. Not in an “I’m Pat Robertson way” but a “Gee, that’s … odd” way. We had a brief talk about it not being odd at all, and then — shiny object! … Continue reading Welcome Back, Kevin!
I hadn't intended to write about anything Archie-related again so soon, but when my friend Craig sent me this link, well, it had to happen. Canadian sketch comedy group The Cross Eyed Bear, with the help of donors from the Vancouver film industry, put together a brilliant, live-action movie trailer that imagines the Archie gang … Continue reading Fast Times at Riverdale High
Veronica Lodge has the sassy, rich vixen role on lock most of the time, but whenever bombshell Cheryl Blossom sashays into Riverdale, it is Game Over. Even worse for Miss Lodge’s considerable ego, Cheryl knows she is hot with her red hair, dangerous curves, and short skirts — and she flaunts her assets with no … Continue reading Friday Favorite: Cheryl Blossom
I’m out and proud about my longtime affection for Archie Comics, and I really don’t care that it’s the geek equivalent of loving “Facts of Life” reruns. Deal with it! Anyway, it’s worth noting that those classic characters continue to be a source of inspiration for illustrators everywhere. When I saw Stuart Immonen’s stylish, modern … Continue reading Betty and Veronica, Reinterpreted
You really have to be a longtime Archie fan to appreciate how big of a deal this is, because as societal progress goes, interracial romance is so 1980. But Archie kissing Josie and the Pussycats' Valerie — on the front of the book, no less — is a leap forward for the more leisurely … Continue reading 2010 Memorable Moment: Riverdale Modernizes
Last month, DC Women Kicking Ass posted an excellent piece about encouraging more female comic book readership. There were several good suggestions, but #4 leaped out at me: "Look to Archie." “Girls still read Archie because it’s accessible, and because their parents probably read Archie when they were growing up, too.” I know this is … Continue reading Archie: The Gateway Comic
Man, Archie Comics are all about the progressive plot developments lately. Riverdale not only gave a shout-out to interracial dating this week via Archie #608, but also announced the arrival of its first openly gay character. And no, it isn't Jughead. Or Mr. Weatherbee. Veronica Lodge's milkshake has been bringing all the boys to the … Continue reading Riverdale, Uncloseted
When word got out last spring that Archie had gotten off the fence and proposed to Veronica, news outlets and old fans went nuts. But as far as I’m concerned, the solicitation for Archie #608 — which suggests young Mr. Andrews has been swapping more than guitar licks with Valerie, the African-American member of Josie … Continue reading Change Comes To Riverdale!