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And now, Betty talking with Veronica about their favorite song by The Coasters.

§ July 19th, 2017 § Filed under archie § 8 Comments

Okay, The Coasters spell “Yakety” differently, don’t email back.

from Betty #23 (March 1995) by Mike Pellowski, Doug Crane and Mark Brewer

“He’ll GRILL up your body and eat it as hamb — no wait”

§ July 12th, 2017 § Filed under advertising, archie § 1 Comment


from Archie #131 (September 1962)

And now, a picture of Jughead skating, for all of your Jughead skating picture needs.

§ June 21st, 2017 § Filed under archie § 3 Comments


from Laugh #106 (January 1960)

And now, Jughead catching what I can only hope and pray are hot dogs and hamburger patties.

§ June 7th, 2017 § Filed under archie § 1 Comment


from Jughead #224 (January 1974)

And now, Archie dressed as pretty much every dude who’s ever appeared on “The Voice.”

§ May 11th, 2017 § Filed under archie § 4 Comments


from Archie #299 (December 1980) – art by Dan DeCarlo

Today’s Progressive Ruin will be performed by the following:

§ May 1st, 2017 § Filed under archie § 6 Comments

Having a little back trouble at the moment, so less writin’, more scannin’, such as the above from Reggie and Me #56 (July 1972). Was going to just post that, since there’s a lot to unpack here (I mean, that’s at least two poop jokes in Betty’s entry) but I couldn’t leave you without showing you The Ringoe Kid in all his glory:

Oh my goodness gracious.

Ask and I shall receive.

§ March 28th, 2017 § Filed under archie, swamp thing § 4 Comments

Reader Steve from Palm Springs saw the subject line to yesterday’s post featuring his image, and realized that there was a need that had to be filled:

That we live in a world with sights such as these.

Looking forward to reading “Arcane and Me.”

§ March 27th, 2017 § Filed under archie, swamp thing § 5 Comments

Courtesy reader Steve from Palm Springs, who went above and beyond the call of duty to produce this for my benefit, and now for your benefit too:

Gaze upon it and weep, for you have never before witnessed such beauty.

Thanks, Steve! Now if only it were a real comic….

“Say, what kind of noise do you loud musical pigs make?”

§ March 1st, 2017 § Filed under archie § 2 Comments


image from Laugh #293 (August 1975)

Also, giving yourself a nickname is never a good look, says the guy calling himself “Mikester” online for, like, decades now.

§ February 20th, 2017 § Filed under archie § 4 Comments

So Archie, the fella who usually has two or more pretty young gals pursuing him at any given time, gets some unsolicited advice on how to handle women from a guy who clearly knows what he’s talking about:

Archie being Archie, he of course takes this advice, laying his cool new ‘tude and his new hairstyle on Veronica:

Surprisingly, it doesn’t work like it does for the Fo–excuse me, for “Funzee,” so the Arch moves on to his next supposed conquest, Betty:

…whose father has the appropriate reaction:

Archie isn’t a complete dummy, however, and abandons his attempt at TV star coolness, just in time for his ironic comeuppance:

Aw, poor guy. Don’t worry, Arch, your time will come soon enough:


images from Archie Giant Series #461 (September 1977) – also reprinted in the Archie Americana Best of the Seventies trade paperback

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