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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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