Finally getting June 2023 rollin' here, and though it's merely a two-page quickie, it is absolutely one of the most terrifyin' Archie adventures to ever grace this blog-- so hold on to your whoopee caps! From the March 1962 issue of Pep #153.
You realize they left Jughead in the house to die, right? And I'm strangely not to torn up about that!I like the emerging spectre, and how it basically just stands there and does nothing. That's actually relatively spooky!I need a graveyard in my front yard, outside of just Halloween!
I'm really digging the blue color scheme here, with it's orange highlights. Well, light orange. Dare I say "pumpkin." Anyway, this really does feel Halloweeny.
Between ghosts, monsters, space creatures and other things, that twist has been used a thousand times. But unlike many other things that have been used a thousand times, I never really get tired of it.
Brian, you do realise a dead Jughead means a ghost Jughead....one which will, naturally, haunt everyone's food?
Prime Archie comics from DeCarlo. Those guys were firing on all cylinders at this time. Do you think these guys would get more respect if they weren't associated with old man Goldwater & by extension the Comics Code Authority? This isn't nostalgia talking... I was super hero fan growing up and only grew to appreciate the Archie comics of this era in the last ten years or so due to the internet.
I'm glad to see anyone discovering them like that.
バーンズ エリック :The old Archies were great. Funny and without any insufferable social messaging. 21st century Archie is just a male Mary Sue.
Well... to be honest, Los Bros Hernandez Love and Rockets primed for the Archie stuff. Also, I'm not too bothered one way or the other about social messaging--nor do I think it's something new (EC, anyone?)--but I don't think Archie has ever found a replacement for Frank Doyle or, apparently in this case, George Gladir. After the sixities the humor started dropping off and after the seventies so did the schlocky weirdness.Getting back to horror, the early sixities Archies had a fondness for this kind of thing, with Archie's Madhouse having a nice run with regular monster and sci-fi sections. Good stuff that if Archie would reprint it, I would buy it.
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