Thursday, August 20, 2009
Nobody cares about Archie
Archie has the strange distinction of being well-known and yet not popular or interesting in the slightest.
Archie is like a kitchen chair. I know kitchen chairs, I've seen lots of them, and yeah - maybe I even thought a few were cool.
But I don't care about them.
Archie and his ilk live in the backs of our minds, in the supermarket aisles and a few comic book stores, where his comics never sell but are kept as some sort of symbol, a symbol of a simpler time when comics sucked and we had nothing to read but... Archie.
Sadly, the the media gave Archie the predictable press when Archie comics does the attention-grabbing "Archie proposes to Veronica after 70 years... only to break it off later and go after Betty" bit.
Posted by Jonathan Rubin