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Archie Marries... Hardcover – October 1, 2010
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Michael Uslan is a writer and the executive producer of the Batman films. He was the first instructor to teach comics at an accredited university (Indiana University in 1970). He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Stan Goldberg is a veteran comic book artist who has worked more than 50 years in the industry and is best known for his work illustrating Archie comics. He lives in Beechhurst, New York.
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There is also a bonus comic book inserted in the back that reprints 5 classic Archie stories from about 1948 to 1960. The original covers of these books are reproduced on the back of the comic.
The book itself provides a thorough history of how the storyline originated and evolved. Internal emails between Michael Uslan and Jon Goldwater are reproduced to document the background of the project. A nice bibliography is provided in the back to document references made throughout the story.
Overall an extremely nice item and a bargain at Amazon's discount price. At a price of just $5 more than the trade paperback issued earlier in the year this is an amazing keepsake.
Or so I thought. It turns out I have a lot more nostalgia for the character than I had imagined. And that "Archie Marries..." is actually a great comic.
When the "Archie Marries..." story first hit the press, I was both intrigued and annoyed. I have seen this kind of last gasp publicity stunt too many times (Anyone remember "Popeye marries Olive Oyl?") Whenever a major character gets killed off, or two long-time sweethearts get married, it is a clear signal that the writer is out of ideas and the franchise has run its course.
But! "Archie Marries..." was written by Michael Uslan (writer and the executive producer of the recent Batman films) and based off of Robert Frost's classic The Road Not Taken poem. That had potential. That meant that instead of a publicity stunt, "Archie Marries..." was created for that most potent of reasons. Someone had a story to tell.
The story begins immediately after high school graduation at Riverdale High. Archie is feeling pensive, and takes a walk to say goodbye to his beloved town. He comes on the street Memory Lane, and realizes that while he has walked down Memory Lane many times, he has never walked up it. This path takes him to a yellow wood, where two roads diverged. Keeping one path for another day, he takes "the road less traveled" and winds up married to...Veronica Lodge.Read more ›
Book is well made, the colors and drawings are great, as well as the terrific sleeve it comes in. Think of this guys for your next anniversary, or next Valentine's Day.
Now, if only we could see what Max Fleisher ultimately had in mind for Popeye and Olive Oyl ?!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This comes in a hardcover sleeve, which arrived cracked and broken. This was a gift..kind of awkward to give someone broken merchandise... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Reese
I grew up always wondering who Archie would end up married to finally I knowPublished 17 months ago by THEODORE J FISH II
This book was a little disappointing to me. I am 32 and collect Archie Comics and have loved them since a child. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cindy Lee
I grew up reading Archie comics and as I got older I always wondered how characters would turn out if it were real life. This book answers a lot of those questions.Published 23 months ago by Amtrac271
Archie walks up Memory Lane and gets a glimpse at two possible futures. In one, he marries Veronica. In the other, he marries Betty. Which future turns out better? Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Johnny Heering
hard bound book depicting the 6 issues of the original comic book that came out a few years ago, bright colours and sure to become a collectors edition.Published on May 7, 2013 by Vanessa Ruth
My teenage daughter still enjoys reading Archie Comics. (I do too!) This is a really beautiful book and makes a great gift. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Robin
I had this as apps on my phone, loved teh story so much I decided that I had to get this book. it contains all the archie marries stories as well as the epilogue. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by VM