1. archiecovers:

November 1966

    archiecovers:

    November 1966

  2. "and how does this grab you?"
Reprinted in Archie 1: The Dawn of Time

    "and how does this grab you?"
    Reprinted in Archie 1: The Dawn of Time

  3. archiecovers:

January 1962

    archiecovers:

    January 1962

  4. behindthegrooves:

    On this day in music history: September 12, 1970 - The animated cartoon series “Josie And The Pussycats” makes its network broadcast debut on CBS. Produced by Hanna-Barbera, the series based on the Archies comic characters (created by Dan DeCarlo) about an all girl pop music band and their misadventures features Cheryl Ladd (billed as Cherie Moor) and Patrice Holloway (sister of Motown vocalist Brenda Holloway) as the singing voices of Melody and Valerie. The series is the first to feature an African American character on a Saturday morning cartoon show. Initally, Hanna-Barbera had revamped the character of Valerie to make her white. When music supervisor Danny Janssen refuses to replace Patrice Holloway and threatens to quit the project, there will be a three week stand off between Janssen and the shows producers. They will eventually relent and allow Valerie to remain as she was originally conceived. The series is an immediate hit, and the original sixteen episodes will run in syndication for many years after its network run, also spinning off a second series titled “Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space” in September of 1972. Janssen will also produce an album and several singles released under the Josie And The Pussycats name (released by Capitol Records) late 1970 and 1971. The records will sell poorly, but will later become heavily sought after by fans of the show. In 2001, Rhino Handmade will issue a CD consisting the group’s lone album plus singles (two commercially released and four available as mail order items through Kellogg’s) and alternate mixes of tracks. The set is limited to only 5,000 copies and sells out almost immediately. The complete original series will be released on DVD in 2007.

  5. Reprinted in Archie 1: The Dawn of Time

    Reprinted in Archie 1: The Dawn of Time

  6. "You play with girls?"
Archie & Friends Double Digest #18

    "You play with girls?"
    Archie & Friends Double Digest #18

  7. altarchie:

Betty and Veronica take a trip to Powell’s.

    altarchie:

    Betty and Veronica take a trip to Powell’s.

  8. francavillarts:

    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE GETS A MAGAZINE FORMAT!

    Great news, everyone! Starting in October, Archie Comics is gonna release the Afterlife WIth Archie chapters in bigger size in their new AWA Magazine. The new format will be on sale in supermarkets as well, on the magazine racks, so hopefully we’ll have more people jumping on board of our favorite horror book!

    But I’ll leave to Roberto to give you some more info. From The Hollywood Reporter:

    Each issue of the 48-page Afterlife with Archie Magazine will reprint the main story from an issue of the Afterlife comic, accompanied by all-new special features (including a preview of Aguirre-Sacasa’s new Sabrina series in the November issue). The magazine will retail for $4.99, with the first issue available on newsstands in early October, with comic store distribution available October 22.

    Afterlife exists because Francesco drew a magazine cover — his zombie variant for Life with Archie — so to have Afterlife reprinted in this format is just great and feels like a homecoming of sorts,” Aguirre-Sacasa told THR via email. “It places Afterlife in the proud traditions of horror magazines like Creepy and Eerie. And the larger format makes Francesco’s art look that much more spectacular. This is a truly thrilling development.”

    Thrilling indeed! :)

    While waiting for the Magazine to hit the stands, here’s a look at the covers for the first 2 issues.

    Cheers,
    FF

  9. boomingmusicscene:

Cliff Chiang and Josie

    boomingmusicscene:

    Cliff Chiang and Josie

  10. Archie & Friends #84

    Archie & Friends #84