I have a dirty, dirty secret to confess: I Love Archie!!!
I don’t talk about it all that much, but I have subscriptions to several of the Archie titles (Afterlife makes me tingly ;)), I’ve got a couple of Archie apps taking up premium space on my phone (that I admit I’ve spent waaaay too much money on building up properly), I own every ep of Archies Weird Mysteries on VHS, DVD, and DVR (each version is slightly different, I swear!! ;)), I seriously considered making “Veronica Lodge” my stage name, and the Archie panel at SDCC last year was the ONLY one I considered a “must-get-to-under-any-circumstances” event. (Don’t judge me!!!!! ;))
I really wanted to not think about this whole Death of Archie thing because Riverdale is a super happy fun place to me (again, don’t judge!! ;)). However, when I woke up to this graphic image plastered everywhere, I knew they’d officially suckered me into their depressing lil’ web.
It’s probably going to take me a while to actually grow the balls to sit down and read it (I HATE when comics make me cry, dammit!!!!), but I did want all my fellow Archie Appreciators to be aware that this fateful issue of Life with Archie (#36) is officially out today. The people I’ve talked to who were actually
soulless brave enough to read it have assured me “it’s done well” (whatever the heck that means in this situation… :(), but I’m choosing to remain in denial (for now) and try to convince myself that all is well in Archie-land.
See? Look at him up there solving mysteries, meeting KISS, and being a shameless ho and whatnot…Surely that means everything’s ok, right?
Whatever…If I don’t read it (or at least not the last page), it doesn’t REALLY have to end (according to what the Doctor’s taught me, anyway ;)).
So do I, Eleven, so I’m off to play a nice long round of Riverdale Rescue while marathoning AWM, and avoid reading issue #36
66 as long as my Archie-lovin’ arse can stand not to. #ArchieLives!!! xoxoxo