Sunday, December 30, 2007

Archie Sunday: Weatherbeating

I can't think of a panel that more clearly demonstrates my theory that Riverdale is a terrifying town full of the worst people on Earth:

This man is a SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. And what is he going to do exactly when he finds Archie? Beat him with that 2x4? For real?

Of course he is. Because it's Riverdale, and Archie knows that if he doesn't hide in a tree all night, Mr Weatherbee will find him and beat him within an inch of his life.

It's also notable that those kids don't find anything odd about a furious man with a weapon stalking the streets at night looking for a frightened teenager. Par for course in ol' Riverdale.


jason quinones said...

the archie universe runs along the same lines as "i love lucy" and "the honeymooners" universe where abuse is not only accepted but it's considered hilarious!!


SallyP said...

Why back in the old days, this sort of thing happened all the time! There wasn't any mouthing off to the teachers, I'll tell you that!

And none of that "Self-Esteem" crap either. We had to walk in the snow for ten miles to get to school...what were we talking about?

Ben said...

One of my all-time faourite Archie comic fianl panels was Jughead chasing after Reggie with a stick in one hand and a brick in the other. If there was so much as one more panel, it clearly would not have been Comics Code Approved . . .

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