This week, I make an attempt to expand my horizons, and ask the eternal question: Hey professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?
Archie - Page 5
Of all the improvements that we've seen from the folks at Archie Comics over the past few years, the most incredible might have been their response time to trends. There was a time, as recently as ten or eleven years ago, when attempts to capitalize on what was hot among the the kids these days could take years, to the point where I once saw a comic where Jughead wore a shirt that said "Don't Taze Me, Bro" about two years after that particular meme was in the consciousness. Which, now that I think about it, was probably the least worrying thing about that choice.
But no longer! Witness Archie Comics Double Digest #275, where the teens from Riverdale become obsessed with Cosmo GO!, a very familiar phone game about catching cute characters through the magic of augmented reality. Check out a preview (along with a look at the vintage stories that are published alongside it) below!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
This week we're counting down the five best crossovers in Marvel Comics history. To specify, we're not looking at big event crossovers within the company, but rather inter-company crossovers between Marvel and another publisher.
It doesn't seem like long ago that Kevin Keller was a gay high school kid, unsure if he was the only one like him in Riverdale High. But now, in Life With Kevin #3, he's already an adult and becoming a celebrity, but he takes a step back into the high school scene to help out an awkward gay fan.
This week, we finally hit a newly rebooted Sonic universe, and if you were worried that we wouldn't have any more mind-boggling scenarios or unanswered questions, then friend, I have some good news for you.
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Well, I just got an email from Archie Comics with the words "Sonic's Cease and Desist" in it, so I can only assume that somehow, someone found the novella I've been writing about Chris the Hedgehog, Sonic's cool new friend who's way faster and is also best friends with Twenty One Pilots The Hedgehogs. And yes, I know that I shouldn't have printed and sold those for profit, but in my defense, I thought the best way to understand Sonic was to enter his world myself. So I guess we'll just pop open this email here and ---
Oh. Oh, okay. It seems that "Sonic's Cease and Desist" is actually just the title of the next issue of Sonic The Hedgehog, out this week from Archie, which is a fun play on the fact that they're doing an adaptation of, and tribute, to the classic video game Sonic CD. So hey, why not check out a preview of that below and forget those things you just read that were definitely just comedy jokes!
The thing you need to understand about Riverdale is that people there don't react to things with the normal levels of emotions.
I mean, that's pretty obvious, right? The entire town --- the entire universe in which that town resides --- is built around the idea that this one teenager is so irresistibly alluring that it has resulted in a 75-year love triangle with dozens of characters caught in its orbit, and even if you're going by the upcoming TV show's version of Archie and his abs, that kind of all-consuming conflict is a little difficult to believe. In Riverdale, overreacting is just, you know, reacting. Which is how you get stories like the one where Veronica Lodge gets hit by a snowball and then very seriously threatens to murder an entire town.
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