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Have you ever heard of Archie comics?

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I've always been a huge fan of Archie comics, however, as of late I've mentioned them to quite a few people my own age and a good persentage of them have never heard of these comics... now it's incredibly irritating to me since these are some of the few comics they still sell in drug stores, grocery stores, and the like and you see them staring you in the face every time you check out... how can people be so oblivious...

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  • I’ve heard of Archie comics. I always thought of it as an iconic comic, but I could be wrong. I used to read them in the backyard in a little camping tent with friends. Good times… I seem to notice a lot of people who are oblivious to things around them. Maybe everyone is doing the inner monologue don't pay attention to anything else routine. Or white noise….

  • @All-thumbs said: I’ve heard of Archie comics. I always thought of it as an iconic comic, but I could be wrong. I used to read them in the backyard in a little camping tent with friends. Good times… I seem to notice a lot of people who are oblivious to things around them. Maybe everyone is doing the inner monologue don't pay attention to anything else routine. Or white noise….

    same here, I always thought that Archie in american culture was equal to mom and apple pie!

  • I would honestly be surprised if people DIDN'T know what they were... I mean... its the ONLY comic consistently found at the checkout of nearly every grocery store in America.

  • @Irishmile said: I would honestly be surprised if people DIDN'T know what they were... I mean... its the ONLY comic consistently found at the checkout of nearly every grocery store in America.

    I've been recently collecting the new magazine (life with archie: The Married Life) Where they have two stories, one where he's married to veronica and the other to betty... This is a landmark event for me, Archie and betty/veronica finally got married! and in recently they've been doing comics where Lil' Jynx isn't little anymore... However, I run through the checkout and I get the oddest looks, like "WTF are you reading" and I KNOW it's purely over all the tweenage junk they clutter the cover with to sell them to tweenagers (I HATE having justin the beaver on the cover of my archie magazine) I also had an older woman look at me and with a straight face say "OMG I used to read these comics when I was a kid, I had no idea they still made them" THAT is pure oblivity.

  • Without doubt a dying American icon.

  • With the exception of his refusal to commit to one woman.. it is pretty irrelevant to kids these days.

  • I loved the really far-out stories that involved time travel (not the futuristic Archie 3000 ones).

  • @MusicallyInspired said: I loved the really far-out stories that involved time travel (not the futuristic Archie 3000 ones).

    You mean the jughead time police series? the one that had archie's greeeeeaaaaat grandaughter?

    @MusicallyInspired said: Without doubt a dying American icon.

    I've noticed that grocery stores seem to be carrying less and less issues of the archie comics, however I've also noticed they've started to release more and more double digests (there have been 3-4 new double digests released in the past year) so there MUST be a good market somewhere...

    @MusicallyInspired said: With the exception of his refusal to commit to one woman.. it is pretty irrelevant to kids these days.



    they're trying to stay fresh... They've had the "new look" comics, where they've turned the stories into graphic novels (which was cool), they put justin the beaver and lady (still to be proven) gaga on the front of almost every issue of the married life magazine (GAG!), and they just introduced their first openly gay character, (which is a little annoying since he's been in ONE comic, and he already has his own comic, however there are literally dozens of other great archie characters that have NEVER gotten their own comic)

    The married life comics are a little odd though, without a doubt it's one of the darkest archie stories ever (I mean miss Grundy died of cancer within months of marrying "the bee") And yet they insist on throwing lady gaygay and just the bonehead on the cover... so they miss both their demographics, it doesn't appeal to tweens because of the comic material, and it doesn't appeal to the adults unless they are brave enough to buy a comic with shemale gaga and justin creeper on the cover...

  • Of course I have. Everyone I knew had some knowledge of them even if they didn't read the comics themselves. I adored them when I was younger and always picked up one at the check out at the grocery store. I was equally excited for the TV show 'Archie's Weird Mysteries' when it was released as well. Archie has always been a significant part of my childhood.

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