I am not the most fashion forward person on the strip, but I think Betty and Veronica still are. I wonder how they pulled off what they wore. Yeah, sure, it’s a comic, but it’s an example of the times as well. Feelings of nostalgia and the need to smirk overwhelm me when looking through this site.
I was obsessed with Archie comics in my younger years, hoarding a massive collection of digests that would have been worth a small mint today if I hadn’t sold them at the time to a wealthier friend of mine from school. The Archies favourite band would have been, err, The Archies. But as for other cartoon heroes?
I grew up on Archie comics, learning how to relate to the mysteries of the world through the squeaky clean antics of Jughead, Moose, Betty and the gang. Who would’ve imagined that the whole thing could have taken such a dramatic twist? Mike Hawthorne, that’s who, who envisioned the Riverdale series as a prison drama […]
Oh man! Take me back. Yup, drag me kicking and screaming into those halcyon days of the mid to the late 80s when all I cared about was Archie Comics, extra full cream milk, and getting my hands the latest release off New Zealand’s Flying Nun label. This track — Pink Frost — from Dunedin […]
Ok, a confession: I once owned an enormous garbage bag full of Archie comics. Yes, a giant green bag bursting with all the antics of the Riverdale collective, whose squeaky clean adventures framed my earliest impression of life in the suburbs of America. It was all a long way removed from the bustling streets of […]
In my teenage years, I was a fanatical collector of Archie Comics, living my life vicariously through the mischevious misadventures of Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang. Eventually I sold my collection to a high school friend, who bought several garbage bags worth of digests along with my prized Ozi skate deck. This vibrant artwork […]