Favorite Female Characters in Literature 10b. I'm sorry that I nearly forgot to put you on this list, ladies! Especially since you both like dating redheads, such as ME! Well, okay I used to be a redhead before I became a baldhead, but I grow a better mustache than Archie, and I'm juuuust as willing to date you both for seventy years.
Before I get to the main part of this post, I just want to give a shout out to Archie Comics. Plain and simple. The way it should be. Thanks much to all the men and women of Archie Comics. Great job, folks. They were very much the ones in charge of the game. It's still somewhat true today, but the dynamic has changed somewhat. I prefer these classic version from the 's and 50's.
The comic pictured above is the 1st issue of the run, establishing where things stood right the hell away. Here's the 2nd issue Oh wait. Never mind, Archie. Betty's first appearance is in this little Golden Age gem Pep Comics And, yes Despite how, in these days, you can't mention one without the other, Betty and Veronica actually first appeared months apart.
This means Betty had her chance with Archie all alone. If she'd only gone for it then, she wouldn't have had to put up with decades of running around. Here's the comic where the rivalry was born. Veronica's first appearance, just a few months after Betty. I can't resist posting a few more of these early Pep covers, featuring the Shield, Hangman, and the Black Hood. I'd love to write these characters some day. Or Archie and the gang too, of course. Man, I love this stuff. Look at that cover for issue 34!
Issue 36 had the very first Archie cover. If the Shield and the Hangman knew that the boy from Riverdale was about to boot them out of their own comic, they might have tossed Archie to the bottom of that frozen lake. This is from a story by golden age great, Irv Novick. There's only one thing to do with these screwy dames.
I'm a sucker for vintage fashions, so looking through the decades of Betty and Veronica is fascinating to me. Hell YEAH, short! They barely go down past their knees! A fun piece of jungle-themed Archie art, by the great Dan DeCarlo. Love how Betty is the hero. They don't just play off Archie; they have character. More fashion fun, with the mod look taking over, and hot pants heating things up.
Both men made fantabulous contributions to the best of the wacky teen comedy genre. And both of them knew how to draw the ladies. Dan in particular was known for drawing good girl art. He wasn't only contributing to the wacky teen genre, and the "models" genre of comics, he was also working as a gag cartoonist specializing in half dressed or undressed ladies.
His cartoons are highly sought after. I know, because I have sought them. A tame example of Dan's cartooning work. A word of warning Well, I consider them the best evil, but holy shit do people get up in arms. I suppose you shouldn't scroll much farther down if you're at work, either. Hope I'm not too late. If I am, and your boss is yelling at you right now When I'm compiling images for these posts, I always avoid the naked images from such-n-such amateur artist that clutters up the internet.
Can't possibly look up Wonder Woman without finding her, shall we say And hell All kidding aside, I do want to thank Archie Comics for seventy years of fun, and for how, lately, they've brought a further step of acceptance to the LGBT community.
Hats off, folks. Women characters in comics. Women creators in comics. Female characters in literature. And pretty girls riding around on bicycles or walking along the sidewalk, etc, etc. Why is it entirely useless? Times change. I suppose I just like thinking about women.
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