Thursday, December 26, 2013

The New Archies

I visited my In-Laws today and went through a big box of my wife's old comics. About 97% of these were Riverdale related, and a few of them had skateboard related covers. The best of the lot was this gem, issue no. 4 of The New Archies from 1988. This is apparently a tie-in for a "top rated" cartoon of the same name that ran for 1 season in 1987. It looks like the classic "kids" version of a show that is always terrible (with the obvious exception of The Muppet Babies). The cover features Reggie pulling a frontside air on a deck with mirrored griptape while a mulleted Archie looks on. They look like they are on a pretty nice doubles run though. Check out Jughead's sweet hot dog grip job in the background. Unfortunately there are no stories inside that feature skating.

This is as good a time as any to post the unofficial BPA theme song by the Riverdales:


  1. mirrored grip tape seems like a bad idea.

  2. HA! Awesome. I mean, god damnit! Another thing I have to scour eBay for now... Archie has done a lot of skateboarding stories/covers through the years.

  3. Archie's must have the Sears Hot Dog board from 1965.