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Page 17, Panel Two, Ms Grundy Squaks:
"IT IS TIME FOR YOU PEER HELPERS TO GET OUT INTO THE MAINSTREAM, BUT BE SURE YOU CONSULT WITH ME IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY DIFFICULT PROBLEMS!"
First off, who in their sane mind TALKS LIKE THAT? She sounds like Charles Manson, Jim Jones, or one of those Alien Invaders from the Body Snatchers, or something.
Second - "get out into the mainstream"? Are they a cult? Surely these kids aren't fringe members of society. I thought the 'mainstream' connoted exactly what these kids are - meaning preppie, authority-following, teenage white kids. Is it at all possible that this comic is suggesting that PEERHELPERS/D.A.R.E are programs for Punks? - Do members of the FBI or Archie Studios consider themselves Radicals or members of the Underground? My mind is spinning considering this "out into the mainstream" line, mostly for the window it shows us into the martyred philosophy of anti-drug crusaders.
Third - look at the panel (once again, second panel, page 17) It is clear with the locked jaw and dillated pupils that Ms Grundy is peaking on either DMT or acid.
Friendly Neighbor | 02.12.07 - 3:20 pm | #
Stop the Madness video link) (SCREAMS!)
Also Was it a funny kind of cigarette, Fred?
Same page, Barney looks HIIIIIIGH.
Terrence Hall | 10.20.06 - 12:40 pm | #
> Barney looks HIIIIIIGH.
comic book PROOF it stunts your growth, too. Am I the only
one remembering that myth?
Beeper | 10.20.06 - 1:42 pm | #
HOLD ON - Don't act like you've never swung like that Betty!
I've seen the photos! And Wilma, I've bought the DVD! You
kids ride for strangers. Like Champs!
I can't say anything about the midget in a bowtie and bear
suit, though, as that isn't my scene.
- via email, East Coast
know I've been working on a letter about the Archie story
in this one, but it's so freaking THICK. I can barely read
the thing. It's like jabbing a brick into some kids skull.
I need oxygen ... Nice sequel to the AA
comic strips though.
Sharon from Montana | Homepage | 10.25.06 - 11:11 am | #
the hell am I saying? I can make fun of this!
so the BLACK KID lives
off the alley with trash and junkies - and discarded plastic
WHITE GIRL lives in
a penthouse styled surrounding with clean carpets and fancy
drapes - and pricey stainless steel barware.
gotta leave it to the FBI, when they make a comic they sure
do their homework!
Sharon from Montana | Homepage | 10.25.06 - 11:18 am | #
this wouldn't be so INTIMIDATING TO HER if you'd just drop
the psyche act, lower the leg, and quit thrusting your crotch
in the air for half a second.
Marleen, via email - Memphis TN
the R on the shirt for, Rapist?
homeboy needs a comic book on respecting personal space. Where's
the panel where she says your concern is welcome?
via email - Fort Worth TX
asphyxiation another way to get high?
Heather from North Minneapolis | Homepage | 12.09.06 - 7:31
am | #
Bottom panel, thought bubble:
"Gee ... Christie seems CHANGED! She
used to be so BUBBLY and OUTGOING! Now she seems SHY and SULLEN!"
Maybe it's because you're an asshole, Archie.
Justine | 01.17.07 - 2:28 pm | #
does Archie have a bit of a smirk when he says that? An older
guy taking a younger girl into a dark room and feeling opportunistic
about the girl's problems...wow, what the hell is stirring
up in Riverdale?
(And since Riverdale is based on Haverhill, MA, which I live
near, I'm even more concerned!)
scamps | 02.10.07 - 2:25 pm | #
Veronica? Selfish cow.
BenPanced | 05.26.07 - 11:21 pm | #
"HOW CAN WE LISTEN WITH OUR HEARTS, MS GRUNDY? WHAT DO
You just need a raging Heart-On, Archie.
"JILL IS A TRAINED PEER HELPER, ARCHIE! MAYBE SHE CAN
EXPLAIN IT TO YOU!"
Translation: Let Peer Helping be your fluffer.
Advice Columnist | 06.21.07 - 11:02 am | #
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