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Archie Americana Series: Best of the Forties, Vol. 1 (Archie Americana #1)

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In 1941, Pep Comics introduced Archie Andrews, "America's newest boyfriend." Since then, Archie and his perennial teenage friends have entertained young and old alike with their hilarious misadventures. In this volume, you'll journey to a bygone era and unearth the roots of an American Institution.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 12th 1995 by Archie Comics
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Mike Jensen
The third star is because it is interesting to read old crappy Archie stories and see how they differ from modern crappy Archie stories. Here is the write up:
Unknown (writer), Bob Montana (artist)
“Prom Pranks”
Archie Comics
Reprint, 1991, #1, Winter 1942
Page 2
One of the best-known love triangles in comics is that between teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. The story that introduces Veronica begins at Riverdale High School, with Archie writing a love letter to her during clas
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Jean-Pierre Vidrine
You really have to hand it to the people at the company that was once MLJ Comics. During the Golden Age super hero boom, when every comic book publisher was trying to create more Supermen and Batmen, someone there said, "Let's do something different." Teenagers getting into trouble may not sound like it should hold its own against super powers in colorful garb, but it did and still does. Collected here are some real comedy gems from that era. There are a lot of dated references here, but the int ...more
Arianna
It's amazing how the drawings of Archie, Betty, and Veronica looked so different before. Funny as always :)
Joshlynn
I certainly was not expecting the early Archie comics to have so many gags about suicide and murder. There's nothing genuinely subversive or sophisticated in here, but occasionally genuinely funny moments come through the classic Archie insipidity.
Erik
Maybe I would have liked it better if I was part of the target audience. The stories are really simple and pretty dated. The jokes only occasionally work.
Gabby
it was a very funny edition as usual
Marissa Garcia
Oh, Archie Andrews, I love you.
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