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So, how disgusted am I by this?

I’m never spending any money on Archie comics again.

You’ll never see another Archie themed post here.

Archie Comics wants to pretend that Dan DeCarlo didn’t exist? Okay, fine, I’ll pretend Archie Comics doesn’t exist.

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Life With Archie, the “serious” Archie book, for it’s 149th issue featured this apparently Deliverance inspired cover:

It starts out innocently enough, with Archie and Betty poling (no pun intended) their way through Federal wetlands (are there any bits of geography Riverdale doesn’t have?).

Shack: a rough cabin or shanty. So, yes, Betty, well done, all that studying for the SATs paid off. “Shack” is the right word.
Unless of course this is the meaning of “shack” that Archie meant, and you just weren’t clued in to the hip slang of the youth of today…


Of course, the shack dwellers don’t take kindly to strangers…

Which gave the anonymous Archie artist an excuse to draw Betty’s sweet, sweet ass…


That’s right carrot-top, argue with the man with a gun to your girl-friend’s head…
Dumbass…

And then, it all goes horribly, horribly wrong, as the implied subtext goes places not even the Earth-Christian Archie would go to…


Da-da-deir-da-deir-da-deir-deir-deir…

Luckily, Ronnie comes along, in her souped-up speedboat which can’t be legal to be driving around in those shallow Federal wetlands…

“Wow, Ronnie, your dad sure has a lot of emergency supplies! First aid kits, flood lights, life jackets, fire extinguishers…hey, what’s this packet?”
“Oh, those are fake IDs in case Daddy needs to make a run for it and he doesn’t have enough gas in the boat to reach a country that doesn’t extradite.”

Archie hatches a clever plan…I know, it’s not really plausible, but run with it, we’re almost out of story pages…

For the large number of you who are coming here from that foot-fetishist site, that panel was for you.

“Think the police will get here before they drown, Ronnie?”
“Not a chance, Archie!”

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From Madhouse Comics #102, Archie’s “monster-humor” book which used to be a comic about a band and their wacky adventures.

And that’s about as close as we’re going to get to an explicit political statement in an Archie comic; those darn liberals are so soft on crime a super-hero couldn’t do his job in today’s society.
This is from 1976, mind you…

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To get you through the long weekend:


In order for this gag to work, Betty must have been the recent victim of a serious head injury. How else to explain her reasoning that middle-class, suburban Archie would have meant the sport of fencing?


Archie and Reggie are playing ball inside the Lodge mansion. If you can guess how this story ends, congratulations, you can write Archie comics professionally.


Reggie is a strict Darwinist. This probably explains why he’s a date rapist.


Archie may be a furry, but no matter how you bend the terminology, he is definitely a twink, not a bear.

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While you all mull over whether you want to see Phantom Lady or my non-pull list, here’s some wholesome, family friendly Archies songs.

On an unrelated note, if any of you found yourself frustrated by the lack of resolution to the blatant homoeroticism of Hot Fuzz, be sure to check out the bonus materials on the new DVD..

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