THE ARCHIE STORY OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES AS ARCHIE MARRIES VERONICA!!!
“Archie Marries Veronica Part 2: The Wedding”: This is it – the issue where Archie fans all over the world pinch themselves to see if they only dreamt last issue’s tale about Archie proposing to Veronica! Well, all we can say is prepare to be shell-shocked, because not only did he propose, but in this issue, wedding bells are ringing! This is the unforgettable epic that hurtles readers into Archie’s future… and it’s a future where Riverdale’s favorite rich girl wins his hand in marriage! With Mr. Lodge footing the bill, it’s proving to be the most spectacular wedding ever to hit Riverdale… and perhaps the country! The guys all look spiffy in their tuxes, and the girls are gorgeous in their gowns… but just who is Betty’s date, Henry? This emotionally-charged tale will tug at your heartstrings as you witness Archie’s poignant heart-to-heart talk with Betty before the nuptials, the choked-up parents of the betrothed, and a surprise ending that will leave you speechless! Don’t miss the biggest Archie Comics story since the famous “Love Showdown,” written by acclaimed superhero movie producer Michael Uslan and rendered by legendary Archie Comics artist Stan Goldberg! You are cordially invited to witness the Archie story of the century, so RSVP by ordering your copy today!
Come on! Somebody stop this farce!
Melanism’s Journal. March 12th, 1:13 PM. Saw adaptation of one of the greatest graphic novels ever written. Hrrm. It was good but could have been better. Casting was good for most part. Funniest sex scene ever. Was it unintentional? Hrrm.
I think that a lot of people, irrespective of whether they’d ever read a book like Watchmen, took it basically as a form of license. I think there were a surprising number of people out there who secretly longed to keep up with the adventures of Green Lantern but who felt they would have been socially ostracized if they had been seen reading a comic book in a public place. With the advent of books like Watchmen, I think these people were given license by the term graphic novel. Everybody knew that comics were for children and for intellectually subnormal people, whereas graphic novel sounds like a much more sophisticated proposition.
That sounds like the kind of thing a 30-year-old—or a 40-year-old, even—could be caught reading on the tube, upon the subway, without embarrassment. When I started work for DC Comics, I figured that my readership was probably somewhere between—they’d previously been 9 to 13 years old, and now they were around 13 to 18. The average age of the audience now for comics, and this has been the case since the late 1980s, probably is late thirties to early fifties—which tends to support the idea that these things are not being bought by children. They’re being bought in many cases by hopeless nostalgics or, putting the worst construction on it, perhaps cases of arrested development who are not prepared to let their childhoods go, no matter how trite the adventures of their various heroes and idols
These were my favorite comic book series for 2008…that I can remember.
I read at least 10-15 comic books a week so it’s hard to remember everything.
- All-Star Superman
- Amazing Spider-Man
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight
- The Incredible Herc
- Invincible Iron Man
Best Single Issue of 2008: All-Star Superman #10
While I can’t remember every single comic I read in 2008, this one I’ll never forget. In this issue, Superman essentially writes his last will and testament before he dies. He sets out to take care of Earth as best as he can before the end and solve as many of the world’s problems.
While the entire series is amazing, this issue sums up everything that is great about Superman in 22 pages. It also partially inspired this post.
From Comic Critics
After reading what Mark Millar and other noteworthy comic book writers would do if they were writing DC purported re-relaunch of the Superman film franchise, here’s what I would like to see:
Lex Luthor: Genius Businessman Obsessed With Superman. While I enjoyed Gene Hackman and, for the most part, Kevin Spacey’s stabs at Superman’s greatest villain, I think he is played too much for laughs. I would like to see a Lex Luthor who is more like the one in Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman or Brian Azzarello’s Lex Luthor: Man of Steel where he is a super-genius and ruthless businessman who is jealous of the attention Superman gets. This Lex Luthor could cure cancer or AIDS but he focuses all his energy and resources on defeating Superman and he blames Superman from keeping his distracted from using his genius for good.
Brainiac. One of the biggest problems with Superman is he is so powerful that he can’t be beat unless Kryptonite comes into play (it’s supposed be rare but someone always finds some). He needs a villain who can go punch for punch with him. Superman II was great because Superman was facing THREE villains with his strength level (but not his experience so it made sense they couldn’t whip him outright). I would say Doomsday but they need to firmly reestablish him cinematically before the can focus on the death and return.
No Superkid. What a horrible fucking idea. Especially considering the kid was conceived in a sexual escapade that Lois doesn’t remember because if the Kryptonian roofie Superman slipped at the end of Superman II (making it interstellar date rape). You can veer from comic books but not that much.
It Sucks To Be Superman. Spend some time showing how hard it is for an all-powerful being who can hear every incident that he knows he can’t make it to in time. No matter how fast Superman is, the fact of the matter is he can’t be everywhere at once and that tears him up more than anything. Spider-Man and Batman don’t make it to every purse snatcher but they don’t hear about it until it’s in or on the news. Superman had to make decisions about what crimes to prevent.
It’s Truth, Justice and The American Way, Damnit!. It annoyed me that in Superman Returns, Perry White purposely didn’t say it. The values Superman was raised is very important to the character. It’s the reason this God-like alien just didn’t decide to rule over us.
I’m no movie producer or screenwriter but I don’t think I’m asking for much.