I have never even been tempted to open one of these comic let alone read one let alone pay money for one. How in the world is this title still in print?
How in the h*** are they still selling Archie? Who is reading?
My little cousin reads these books like no tomorrow. It was actually her introduction to animation in general. Since Archie she's become somewhat of a manga nut... though I haven't been able to get her to pick up an american comic just yet...
And Archie's not so bad... Betty & Veronica can get kinda funny ;P
@Adnan: You're right. Archie comics are everywhere. Right beside the magazines in drug stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc.
I think you have what it isn't confused with what it is. Archie comics are old and have a tradition and just as much a nostalgic fan following as does say Superman, or any classic character like The Peaunuts, Garfield, Scooby Doo, ect. The fact that it still is in print and the company printing books to date should be a statement unto itself. It's not my cup of tee, but, I have enjoyed several other books printed by the company itself. I know on this site there's a strong following and/or acknowledgement. I think I've even seen a few cosplay photo's here, and recall an Archie themed birthday party. Otherwise I can say any time something prolific, or better, dynamic done in the series itself makes the national news, more often than I see superhero comics getting news coverage. It's a relevant and well known property is the bottom line.
Hey, I still like Archie comics, and I pick them up at my comic shop some times as well (as in the last three issues of Kiss/Archie as the store I bought the first issue from never sold out of the first so never got the last :^O )
But otherwise I usually pick them up at the store, my kids still love them to :)
i read archie, calvin and hobbes, peanuts and garfield. they r fun books and easy to pickup.... and i don't get the bias against them.
ps: before someone starts pointing fingers let me just mention that i read dc too... currently reding around 25 new 52 titles ;)
Probably because some of us aren't narrow-minded and are willing to appreciate the finer things in life and aren't scared of liking something different. I love Archie Comics. Sometimes after a long, tiresome day, I want to sit back and just read a story that isn't long or overly complicated, and is humorous (I happen to appreciate humor). I love newspaper comics as well. And loved all of that stuff long before I got into comic books and will hold that dearer to me for a long time to come.
You want to know why Archie still sells? Its the same reason people still buy Superman, Batman, and Spiderman. The only people who can't understand that, are ignorant, selfish people that expect everyone to enjoy and buy what they love to save "their" industry all the while wishing and hoping for the destruction of the things they don't happen to like with no regard for the rest of us. Sanctimonious jerks.
@edblank: I know what you mean. Up until very recently I thought Archie comics were stupid until I tried one and I changed my mind. They are fun comics to read and a nice change of pace from the Big Two comics. Archie Comics are very approachable and enjoyable. You shouldnt judge a book by its cover.
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