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From the s and earlier, the nostalgia movement plundered the twentieth century for styles that could be brought back and sold to consumers.
The teenage comic character Archie Andrews first appeared in The same characters are at the same malt shop, in the same jalopy, on the same beach, and in the same school doing the same things they were doing during World War II.
The plot is simple: She tells him to leave. For much of this comic we might think it is a morality tale on the seductions of popular culture, a particularly self-reflexive reminder that the image-world of the s found in s mass media is a set of representations for which no actual referents exist.
Archie comics are protecting their territory from the new interloper. One could read this as the comic interrogating itself, proposing that what is being depicted is not so much the s themselves but the s that America wished it had experienced between the s and s: The joke, of course, is that Veronica and Betty may well care for Archie himself and not Funzee but as soon as the actor turns up in the vicinity they run off to see him.
The two women know that Funzee is not real and that his forceful attitude towards females is risible, but they crave the pleasure of seeing him in the flesh, a different type of investment in the aura of presence.
And because it is seemingly more knowing, it is shaken less easily. The final twist in the tale?
Also the Archie comics themselves, trumped by a televisual successor? The Pureheart Returns The Best of Archie, which reprints all of its comics in full colour, tries to capture the variety and major permutations of the Archie franchise.
There are historical fantasies, gangster daydreams, SF adventures, stories where Dilton and Chuck are the protagonists, or Betty and Veronica, or Jughead, or Little Archie.
When a newspaper cartoonist like Feiffer edits a lavish book of mid-twentieth-century superhero comics for the respected Dial Press, the hacks raise one eyebrow. These book collections often had some stories from the s but made a virtue of presenting the best of comic book history back to the late s.
The Best of Archie contains comics from the s, s, s, s and s. Where the books reprinting Marvel comics are concerned, check out Robert G.
The Pocket Paperbacks series that began in and ran into the s. Battlestar Galactica, Conan the Barbarian linked to properties popularised by other media. These seem to start in Three book collections of DC comics printed by Fireside Books: Gloria Steinem wrote the introduction and the prefaces to many sections, explaining Wonder Woman as a feminist icon.
It was not only big trade publishers repackaging stories from old comic books. Archie-cana The s book collections enabled later generations to familiarise themselves with the history of the medium. Let others decide the cultural worth of the comics in the stale air of posterity: The related rationale is that these comics are primary sources for historical study.
Both impulses are apparent in The Best of Archie. In the s Uslan wrote some Batman stories for DC and by the time The Best of Archie was published he co-owned the movie rights to the character of Batman.
These prices were consistent with other reprint books: Imitation is the sincerest form of parody. No, wait, parody is the lowest form of wit; irony is the second cousin of flattery. OK, it was a nostalgic early s sitcom set in the s and revolving around the lives of a group of teenagers. The milieu bears some similarity to the world of Riverdale, and red-headed star of the show Ron Howard, who played the character Richie Cunningham, bore some resemblance to Archie Andrews.
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