Archie Andrews, America's favorite teenager, celebrates 60 years of having a beat-up jalopy, 2 best girls, and orange hair with a pound sign "#" in it. Seriously though, Archie turns 60 this year and I am just in shock, it seems almost impossible that these characters have been around that long. I've read Archie comics all my life, and my parents have too so I guess it's not that surprising, but it still seems like it's impossile that these characters have been around so long. Archie's jalopy hasn't changed all that much (ok, except for when he has the Mustang ) and his relationship problems haven't gotten much better, his pals haven't changed much and his parents are still fairly supportive. Perhaps this lack of change is what makes the comics so great, I've got hundreds of Archie Digests (I refuse to buy the full-size comics anymore because they seem like a total waste of money) and I can read a story from a few months ago and it usually seems in step with stories from the '60s (you Archie fans remember the '60s, it's when Jughead's fashion sense didn't seem so odd ). I dunno, it just seems relaxing in today's crazy world to read something fun yet harmless, where Riverdale never has major disasters & death tolls.
So, anybody here besides me read Archie comics?