The artist who did this cover was Dan DeCarlo. Mr. DeCarlo died over 10 years ago but his work is still used by the publisher. I think that is interesting especially since the current artists and creators are very good, too.
I have always liked the Archie comic strip. Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead and others seemed like friends.
Archie has been a long running comic in newspapers. Bob Montana created the figures in the 1940s and did the strip until he died in 1975. Then Dan DeCarlo took it over. The Archie comics are based on the Andy Hardy movies that starred Mickey Rooney. (There were 17 Andy Hardy movies -- and you thought Harry Potter had a lot of movies!)
Jughead has always been a likable sidekick. The below comic strip is typical of the Archie comic.
I have always liked the comics. Usually the first thing I read in any newspaper are the comics. And I have always liked comic books. In particular I find the artwork very good.
Recently I added the Archie app to my iPod touch. You can download many comics for free or buy new ones.
Most of all Archie and the gang are just fun. I enjoyed them as a child and I still enjoy reading them. I had wondered if comic books would survive in this new age of digital everything, and I am glad to see they are adapting quite nicely to this age of reading on various e-readers and iPod devices and smart phones and tablets and so forth.
And for young people, I think comic books beat TV any day since I don't think people read enough today. Then again, as a much older person, I opt for comic books over TV, too - at least much of the time.
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