Thursday, November 21, 2013

Frankendstew

Everyone is going rightfully crazy over the new Afterlife with Archie horror comic book series (issue #2 just came out this week), it's really good, very dark and very gruesome, and definitely NOT for the kiddies, so click HERE for info about if you're not quite hip to it yet-- hey, they're even reprinting stories in the back of it from the short-lived Chilling Adventures in Sorcery series from the 70's (which we featured here at THOIA a few months back, as well as over at my other blog too.) We love the Archies around here as much as we love zombies, vamps, mummies, and saaaay Frankenstein... and with that in mind we thought it would be fun to give you a silly taste of the monstery Frankenstein side of Riverdale life, a wild bit of mad-cap mad science, with a fun male/female role reversal twist-- from the July 1974 issue of Life with Archie #147.















BONUS!

10 comments:

Mestiere said...

Veronica's dictionary might be broken.

The first horror comic I saw I was six years old and staying in my grandparents house. My uncle was out and I got into his room to see some of his comics. One was a horror comic in black and white where a woman gets hanged —very graphically, tongue sticking out and everything— and ends up in a lake of blood (Hell?). I was so viscerally repelled that I couldn't eat (and they had breaded steak that day!). I mentioned that because some kid is going to get his hands on Afterlife with Archie, see Jughead, tears streaming down his face holding a dead bloodied Hot Dog, and be slightly traumatized. But why stop there? How about Keeping it Pure with Archie about Archie's adventures in white supremacy; Popping a Cap with Archie where Archie won't tolerate a rival crystal meth gang in Riverdale; Riding the Mid-Night Meat Train with Archie about Archie's experiences in gay porn, etc?

Still, for adults and teenagers Afterlife with Archie is pretty good.

Karswell said...

Hey, if you know the name of the story from your uncle's comic let me know and I'll try to get it posted for you... "it's never too late to ruin your dinner around here" is my motto!

Mestiere said...

Thanks, Karswell! I've never been able to remember. I'm certainly willing to get traumatized again!

Chuck Wells said...

An Archie spooktacular tale here is a nice break for the usual vibe. Thumbs up!

Brian Barnes said...

There isn't much for me to say here, except that Betty's short-shorts in the house ad is tempting me away from my life-long preference for Veronica ...

Mr. Cavin said...

Wow, a straight-up anti-ERA message from Archie Comics. The seventies were a brutal place. I mean, what if some kid saw this and suddenly thought equality was ridiculous? I really loved Archie's lederhosen, though!

Karswell said...

It's not called the horrors of it ALL for nothing, Chuck! Thanks for stopping by :)

Karswell said...

har!

Karswell said...

I totally knew you were gonna say something about that, Mr C... I'm just surprised Brian didn't!

Grant said...

Brian Barnes is right, it's a tough choice between Betty and Veronica. And then there's Millie and Chili.