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Sassy Thrasher Returns In ‘Archie’ #649, Adjust Your ‘Best Characters Of All Time’ Lists Accordingly

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I like to think that I have a pretty comprehensive knowledge of minor Archie Comics characters. Cricket O'Dell, Veronica's cousin who can smell money, Chic Cooper, Betty's older brother who is actually a full-on, licensed-to-kill secret agent, even the breakdancers from the '90s, Claude and Raoul, these are all characters that I can and will talk about at length if you give me half the chance. And yet, I was somehow completely unaware of Sassy Thrasher, a violent, skateboarding love interest for Jughead Jones.

I know, I was surprised too. That's basically everything I want in the world. Fortunately, it's time to get reacquainted, as Archie #649 has reintroduced Sassy to a world that desperately needs her. Check out a preview of the issue -- which includes a cover by Jeff Shultz, Rosario 'Tito' Peña inspired by the classic painting, The Nighthawks below!

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The ComicsAlliance Halloween Costume Countdown: Archie!

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October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.

But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we're heading to Riverdale for costumes based on Archie!

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The 1978 ‘Archie’ TV Special Exists, Is Even Weirder Than Expected [Video]

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I'm not exactly an Archie Comics expert, but I'm a big enough fan of Riverdale's favorite teenagers that I like to think I know about the more obscure bits of Archie media out there. I know about the Riverdale and Back Again movie where Lauren Holly plays a grown-up Betty Cooper and I've even seen the obscure Archie sitcom pilot from the '60s, but every now and then, I run across something I've never even heard of. Case in point: The 1978 Archie Situation Comedy Musical Variety Show special that aired on TV before being lost to the sands of time.

Fortunately, comic book media historian Derek Crabbe has unearthed a copy, and is here to tell you all about how we almost got David Caruso as Archie and explain a bit where Archie and Betty are very eager to lose their virginity. Check it out below!

 

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Red Robin (Not The Sidekick) Wants You To Eat Wolverine’s Burgers

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I realize that this isn't going to shock anyone, but for real? I am totally into bizarre food-related tie-ins for superhero movies. And as a result, I am way too excited about a pair of new burgers from Red Robin (the fast food chain, not DC's Tim Drake) meant to cash in on the upcoming The Wolverine movie.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Remember That Time Four Jugheads Fought Morgan Le Fay In The Future? (1991)

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Over the past few years, I've been completely thrilled by the new approach that Archie Comics has taken with their characters. The Life With Archie series, the introduction of Kevin Keller, crossovers with Glee and KISS, it's all been interesting to see, and pretty entertaining to read. But it's not the

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Archie Teases Mysterious Plans For Possible ‘Jughead’ Relaunch

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Over the past few years, Archie Comics has been revitalizing their line with stories like Life With Archie and crossover stunts like Archie Meets Kiss, but now it appears that the desire to reinvent their line has been turned on one of Riverdale's most stalwart citizens. After subscription inf

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Jughead Becomes a Videogame Reviewer For ‘Life With Archie’ Magazine [Interview]

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Much like comic book fans, gamers tend to trust the recommendations of their friends over just about anyone. Perhaps that's why Archie Comics has entrusted its new video game review feature in this month's Life With Archie #8 to none other than Riverdale's most famous all-around pal, Jughead Jones.

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Archie Comics Takes The Variant Cover Plunge With ‘Jughead’ #200

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A few months back we found out that "Robot Chicken/Titan Maximum" c0-creator/writer/producer Tom Root would be penning a special backup story for Archie's pal's landmark 200th issue in March. Now, it turns out readers will have another first to celebrate - Archie Comics' very first variant cover, which will ship to

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‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Titan Maximum’ Creator To Take On Archie’s Pal Jughead

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It looks like even though he lives as an irreverent ruler of pop culture parody on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, former "Toyfare" scribe and current "Robot Chicken" and "Titan Maximum" writer/producer/director/voice actor/everythingever Tom Root has a passport to Riverdale and he's not afraid to use it

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Archie Comics Shipping November 2007

ARCHIE #580
"A Not-So-Cool Yule": Archie is having a stress-free holiday season, until
both Betty and Veronica give him "matching sweaters" that they expect him to
wear– the only problem is, the designs the girls chose don't match!

SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Stan Goldberg

"Cold Comfort": Veronica thinks Archie is being chivalrous about her onion breath, when he merely has a cold!

SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb
ART: Stan Goldberg

"The Fix is In": When Mr. Lodge and Smithers see Archie with a tool kit, an unspeakable horror grips them –

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