Thursday, May 28, 2009

Everything's Archie

Uh, possible Archie Comics spoiler ahead?

Why is a high-school kid proposing to anyone anyway? Did we learn nothing from AfterSchool Specials?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reading the linked article, it appears they will magically age the characters to one year out of college. So...those specials worked a little!

Miranda said...

I could totally be wrong, but I think in the current storyline (at least, in the storyline in which Archie proposes to Veronica), the characters have grown up. Why anyone would read a comic about grown-up Archie is another question entirely.

tsimer said...

This is post-college Archie. And I wasn't happy with his choice.

Anonymous said...

He's not in high school any more! The new storyline has Archie 5 years older, and in fact a college graduate.

Anonymous said...

Personally - I'm against this marraige, or any of the charachters getting married. I think that comics need to maintain their time and place and not age. "For Better or Worse" is a great example of a comic that ages in a somewhat real-time. It beomes something different, not a comic, when it jumps out of "comic time" and into "real time". I don't want to see a 40-year old Jeffie from "Family Circus". Beetle Baily out of the army and working as a nite-time Janitor in some high rise in downtown Milwakee wouldn't keep my attention. Let's keep things "real" (as the comics describe them) and watch the never-ending Veronica/Betty debate! :)

Anonymous said...

Supposedly, they're making a five-year jump and Archie will be a college grad.

NYCGirl said...

From what I've read, five years have passed since their high school days.