Archive for the 'The Proposal' Category

Failure To Communicate

We return to Archie Thursdays with a continuation of Archie’s rich matrimonial history in honour of his marriage proposal to Veronica in this week’s Archie #600. The story starts off, as these things usually do, with Jughead jonesing for one of Pop Tate’s burgers. He pleads with Archie for a loan, but is rebuffed when Archie reveals that he’s spent all of his allowance taking both Betty and Veronica out on the town.

To help straighten his pal out, and mooch some hamburger money, Jughead lays out Archie’s future with Betty if he continues down this road, one that the people protesting Archie’s marriage to Veronica probably never imagined.

Next, Jughead gives us a sneak preview of the current Proposal storyline, which is a slightly different perspective on Veronica’s take for the same event.

And that’s what you get when your best friend is Comics’ Greatest Misogynist.

Posted in Archie, The Proposal on August 20th, 2009 by Steven

Dream Boy

Word on the street is that Archie is getting hitched. This may seem like a good idea, but history has shown us that while Archie may be good for a few laughs and some heavy petting, he’s hardly ideal husband material.

It all starts in Dream Boy as drawn by Dan DeCarlo, with Veronica confiding her secret dream to Betty of giving up the one barrier that keeps her from being with Archie; the vast Lodge fortune. Veronica takes to domesticity surprisingly well, raising the twins on gruel and love while finally finding happiness in Archie’s arms.

Betty also has a dream of the future. Having given up her rivalry with Veronica for Archie’s affections, she’s discovered by Hollywood scouts and becomes a starlet. Unfortunately, upon her return to Riverdale she also turns homewrecker.

How soon we forget, Betty.

Posted in Archie, The Proposal on May 21st, 2009 by Steven