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Jughead’s a Werewolf?!

I never really read the Archie comics. If I were more of a fan, it might upset me more than it has, the way they’re screwing with the characters and the mythos. There’s that new television show, where they’re trying to turn it into BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. (Haven’t watched it.) Then there’s that comic featuring a grown-up Archie, where they killed him off. (Sounds pretty stupid, if I’m honest.) Then, so someone told me, they did a crossover with the Predator, and the homicidal alien killed off the entire cast. (ALSO sounds pretty stupid.) Now I learn that Jughead is being turned into a werewolf. Ooooookay…

I figure the publishers are just desperate to hang onto readers in this day and age. I know a lot of people who read comic books, but nary a one who reads anything Archie related. I used to work in a comic book store some years ago, and we never had any customers who bought Archie. It would seem the publishers are trying to attract demographics within the comics community that would not otherwise read or buy their product. Is it working/will it work? I couldn’t say. If we continue to see such acid-trip departures from the typical Archie canon, then we can assume that, yes, sales are up. Anybody planning on reading the adventures of Jughead the Werewolf?

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763


The Evil Cheezman • March 28, 2017

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  • Werwolf13069

    Well Archie has a Werewolf in the comic form?.I’ll buy it/read it and add to my werewolf museums collection. (35,000 plus items and growing) Did anyone remember the Animated “Archie’s Weird Mysteries” Cartoon It definitely had a Werewolf , Very cute IMHO,. But I recall it being one of the jocks/coach Not Jughead who transformed,

    • The CheezMan

      I don’t think I’ve ever heard of “Archie’s Weird Mysteries” before.