How in the h*** are they still selling Archie? Who is reading?

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#1 Posted by EdBlank (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

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#2 Posted by Adnan (1042 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't this stuff in newstands and stores though? It probably reaches an audience that most comic books don't even have access to.

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45760 posts) - - Show Bio

So just because you don't want to read it must mean no one else does?

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#4 Edited by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

THIS is why people read Archie Comics:

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#6 Posted by Billy Batson (59852 posts) - - Show Bio

inferiorego buys all the issues
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#7 Posted by RoboShark (2637 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha, I know a guy who reads Archie. And I laugh every time I'm near him.

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#8 Posted by inferiorego (25638 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

inferiorego buys all the issues
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I bought 2 copies of all the KISS Meets Archie books, and I will continue to read.

It's a consistently good book .

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#9 Posted by Raiiyn (3682 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#10 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#11 Posted by Raiiyn (3682 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: really... like the squabbles they get into over this guy... always blew my mind ;P

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#12 Posted by Raiiyn (3682 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: I KNNOOOWWW.... and he has a weird nose... why would they both like someone with a weird nose ;P

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#13 Posted by Maniac2312 (1039 posts) - - Show Bio

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 :)

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#14 Posted by Raiiyn (3682 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: noo, he's like a "playboy" , dating two best friends and everything... I'm allowed to be mean to characters like that =) plus ... veronica and betty and jughead were what made it fun to read/watch ;P

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#15 Posted by mewmdude77 (1039 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll give you one name why people read it: Jughead. He is funny as hell. The end

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#16 Posted by etamogrey77 (88 posts) - - Show Bio

it was my introduction into comic and like some people say it accesess a fanbase far different from other comics sorta like indie stuff with tradition

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#17 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard somebody claim that Archie outsells many comics books. True or false?

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#18 Posted by Hazlenaut (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700: True, as Adnan said it has a broader audience since it can be found in many grocery stores and drug stores. that and there less retcons unless you count their beepers changing into phones.

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#19 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1196 posts) - - Show Bio

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 ;)

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#20 Edited by JulieDC (1279 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#21 Posted by GodTriggerHulk (2084 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been known to enjoy the occasional Archie story.

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#23 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really kind of excited for the Afterlife with Archie book

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#24 Posted by heroesgold (673 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really kind of excited for the Afterlife with Archie book

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#26 Posted by darkdetective27 (7933 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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