Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead & the Gang!

Many of you may not know, but I have been a fan of the Archie comics gang since I was single digit in age. I remember going to the Foodtown in my town and looking at the Archie digests near the checkout and imploring my Mom to buy it for me. I would read and re-read them, always enjoying the antics and situations the characters got into. The past few years I kind of lost my connection to the gang of Riverdale High, but with the recent release of MAC’s “Archie’s Girls” collection, one could say I’ve gotten back into my groove and love for the comics!

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These are the glosses I recently bought on eBay – one from Betty, and one from Veronica. I lived both the colours, and wanted a gloss from each “side” even though I’ve always fancied myself as a Veronica (and apparently so do my friends as well!). After I purchased these glosses, I went on a hunt for some Archie comics themselves. Soon, I found this comic from 1970 for only $1 on Etsy!

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I read the whole issue in less than an hour after receiving it in the mail. Even though these comics are meant for kids, many of us “older folk” still enjoy reading them for the nostalgia factour. I also love the vintage flair they have – you can sense it in the clothes as well as what the characters say and do. I was instantly re-addicted! I immediately bought more old comics πŸ™‚

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These are all issues from around when I bought them when I was a kid. Seven digests and seven double digests. I have already cracked open one of them and am enjoying every page. But my real pride and joy!

Right here!

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A sixty year old Archie comic, from Jan/Feb 1953! I love looking at the clothes and hair styles of both Betty and Veronica, as well as the ads! I managed to grab this bad boy on eBay for only $10 when most of the other ones around this time were going for $40 or $50! That’s the advantage of having a saved search πŸ˜‰

Archie comics can go as far back as World War II on eBay, I’ve seen! They usually go over $100 or more, so for now it will be something I have to dream about πŸ™‚

3 comments on “Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead & the Gang!

  1. Yet another awesome thing that we share in common! I’ve always adored Archie comics, too, and had a collection of more than 50 at one point during my childhood (alas, I don’t have any these days – I should try to find a few at yard sales this year). In high school I even wrote a creative writing paper for English class comparing my high school and its students to those of Riverdale high.

    I love this new MAC line (I did a comic book worthy double take when I first spotted it) and really hope it will still be available when my birthday rolls around in July (because some of the items in it will be on my wish list if it is).

    β™₯ Jessica

    • That is very cool, Jessica! I have a feeling we would have a grand time if we ever met πŸ™‚ As soon as I heard about the Archie’s Girls MAC line, I had to have some! I got glosses from both girls so I can be sweet or sexy depending on my mood πŸ™‚ The line is actually sold out right now, but there are tons of items on eBay – that would be the place to look! I hope you can receive one of the products for your birthday πŸ™‚

      -Holly

  2. Selina says:

    Hello!

    I recently came upon this beautiful vintage scarf, and have been wondering if it was an Archie character. You can see it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83186895/vintage-silk-poodle-cartoon-comic-scarf?ref=usr_faveitems

    Not knowing a great deal about Archie, I’d love to know what you think! Thank you! – Selina

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