I feel that Archie could have conquered TV as a comedic animated series....in 1994, with a tone and animation style as a cross between, say, the Steven Spielberg cartoons of the time and "Garfield and Friends". I even came up with a voice cast for such a hypothetical cartoon.
If I were in charge of Marvel, I wouldn't have bothered doing all this 'stretched-thin' approach with all their titles. Instead, I'd implement a back-to-basics approach for the entire line: ONE Avengers book, ONE Fantastic Four book, ONE X-Men book, ONE book each for Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, and other deserving characters, ONE S.H.I.E.L.D. book, and a revival of the big anthology titles--Strange Tales, Tales of Suspense, Journey into Mystery, and Tales to Astonish--so the other characters, new and old, get their turn. None of this multiple franchise deadweight, an embargo on big crossover events, and plenty of breathing room for creators. And if the execs don't like it, they can just stick their $10 million up their shorts.