conjurer wrote: ↑
July 22nd 2020, 5:39pm
TemerityB wrote: ↑
July 22nd 2020, 5:03pm
...they literally KILLED Archie...
When the fuck did this happen? Was it Jughead that whacked him? Jughead was never the same after coming back from Desert Storm. He must have seen some bad
shit in the sandbox, man.
This is what happened: Some neck-bearded pea-brain at the comic book company put out a "serious" version of the comic called Life With Archie. From Wikipedia: "On April 9, 2014, Archie Comics announced that Archie Andrews would die in the July 2014 issue as he tries to save one of his friends in what would be the second-to-last issue of Life with Archie. Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater verified that in both parallel futures covered by the Life with Archie series, Archie's final fate is the same. On July 14, 2014, it was revealed that Archie would be killed saving character Kevin Keller from an assassination attempt from a stalker's bullet.
That's not Archie. Archie comics were meant to be found in your big sister's bedroom, and sure enough, you kinda liked 'em, too. They were meant to be filled with short funny stores about Archie and Coach Cleats, egotistical Reggie, Jughead's love of hamburgers, big, dumb Moose, and loads of corny gags and jokes. Betty and Veronica served as both romatic foils for Reggie and Archie, but to also give 10 to 12 year old boys certain feelings they never noticed before. So, instead of all this, they make Archie - fucking Archie, with those goofy lines on the back of his head - into a serious tragic hero. They killed him. Now, granted, there are still Archie mags today, somehow, yet they still killed the guy.
No wonder today's teens either go around cutting themselves or are busy running to nearby states for "group meetings."