September 1, 2015
These comics originally contained 68 pages and then later went down to 52 pages. Sometime in 1975 the page count was reduced again (now down to 36 pages including the cover) to the same as regular comics and yet it continued to be titled “Archie Giant Series Magazine” right until it was discontinued in 1994. Bonkers. The way the covers continued to be printed with text along the left hand edge always gave me the impression that there ought to be more pages to justify the “Giant ” title. More Bonkersness. Most Bonkers of all though, looking at the small print inside this issue I see it was published 11 times a year: once in June, twice in September and October, and three times in January and August ?!!? How Bonkers is that?
October 7, 2009
To celebrate reaching issue 600 Archie is about to marry Veronica. Or is he? Will Betty stop the wedding? I always thought Betty and Archie were the most compatible. Veronica seems to be a high-maintenance kind of girl. We’ll find out over the next 6 issues.
Anyway it’s all an “imaginary” story set in the future. But time is an illusion in the Archie universe. They’ve been teenagers for sixty years now !! Betty and Veronica have certainly changed over the years though.