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U.S of Archie

Discussion in 'Other / Multiple Studios' started by RBCC, May 11, 2021.

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    Does anyone know of a place that I can buy, rent or download the complete series of U.S. of Archie? Ive given up. Jtm
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    I could have sworn that the "U.S. of Archie" was part of "The Archie Show" and not a separate series. I do know it was part of the syndicated "The Archies" series.

    To be quite honest, I didn't really like "U.S. of Archie".
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    Although Filmation Studios animated the Archie cartoon series, all rights and title to the characters remains with Archie Comics Group, and they're notorious for protecting their intellectual property like it's gold bullion. Unless ACG somehow scares up enough cash for their own disc printing works, it seems no Archie discs are forthcoming. It's unlikely they'd allow a contractor to do the work, or they'd have done that already. I expect what remains of ACG will take Archie and company to the grave, protected for a century or more under trademark law.
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    It seems as if Archie Comics Group wants to stick strictly to their primary focus, and that is comic books - mainly digests. I don't seem to see any print publications anymore except for digests which I see at supermarket checkouts. I don't seem to see any 36-page issues (or close to it). The most I see in terms of print publications are the Double Digests, which are now called "Jumbo Comics". This sounds like Archie Comics Group was struggling financially for years, and the release of a thicker digest - and jacking up the price to go with it - sounds like a desperate attempt to get back revenue they lost. I don't know how much longer Archie and company will survive in terms of published material, though it's been known now that the comic book industry is in decline for some years now. DC Comics is suffering now, and I wouldn't be shocked if Marvel is too. Many comic book fans know that Harvey Comics folded for good in August 1994 (they initially ceased in September 1982, but got rebooted in July 1986); and Gold Key/Whitman folded for good in 1984, though many stories were reprinted by other publishers, including Harvey.

    I personally think graphic novels are the big thing now. Comic books are going the way of the dinosaur, as are many print media including newspapers.

    And speaking of newspapers, in Newfoundland and Labrador (where I live), two years ago there were so many weekly print publications and one daily publication. Because of loss of ad revenue from COVID-19, it is assumed that the weekly newspapers have quietly ceased, and only one newspaper remains in my province now - the only daily publication, in St. John's.
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