Archie / Riverdale

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By Joe Lipsett and Brenna Clarke Gray. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Building on the discussion that began in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and continued in Josie and the Pussycats, Brenna and Joe travel to a place outside of time and space to discuss the long history of Archie comics. Specifically we're tackling Mark Waid and Fiona Staples' revitalizing run on Archie, Vol 1 & 2 that began in 2015, as well as Roberto Aguirre-Saca's television series, Riverdale, which began in 2017.

Up for grabs: the unconventional friendship between Jughead and Betty, the nebulous tonal balancing act that is undermined by Archie's pratfalls and Staples' iconic art. But the focus is really on Brenna's not-quite-guilty-pleasure TV show, its curious sprawl and sense of nowhere (and simultaneously everywhere). Plus: Archie's eyebrows and pecs, praise for Lili Reinhart and criticism over the show's treatment of Jughead.

In Homework: Joe reads listener email, including curated picks from Max, a warning from Leo and some constructive criticism by Andrew, while Brenna discusses Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu, Wil Shriner's 2006 film, Hoot and a shout-out to Put A Blurb On It podcast

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