Archie Podcasts?!?

A press release (with punctuation corrections by me):

As part of‘ new podcast program, Victor Gorelick will be answering questions submitted by you, the fans of Archie Comics. Victor Gorelick is a 48-year veteran of the comic industry. Victor joined Archie Comics as an art assistant and has served as production coordinator, art director, and now as managing editor. Victor has a unique knowledge of every facet of the editorial process required to create and publish Archie Comics. He has done everything from writing to coloring, and everything in between. He has worked closely with numerous companies designing various custom comic books. For example, he has overseen collaborations between Archie Comics and Kraft General Foods, Radio Shack and even the F.B.I.! He is a moving force on the Comic Magazine Association of America’s Code Authority Guidelines Committee, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Joe Kubert School where many of today’s comic artists first learned their craft, and he has taught cartooning as an instructor at the Kingsborough Community College in New York City. Anything you want to know about Archie and the Riverdale Gang, Archie Comics in general or the history of the company just ask. Send your questions today to

All I could find on their site was a banner ad that linked to the email address, no specifics on when podcasts start or where they will be found. I’m just stunned by the idea of Archie podcasts.

Not to mention that for PR supposedly plugging their interaction with fans, it reads like a Valentine to Gorelick.

5 Responses to “Archie Podcasts?!?”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    Color me stunned as well. I mean, how over do podcasts have to be if the last icon of 50’s social conservatism has come round?

    What’s next, George Bush video blogs?

  2. Dave Mahlin Says:

    uuhhhh…. so podcasts and blogs are the exclusive province of liberals? Y’know, I actually know some conservatives who use Macs. Guess Macs, in general, must be over- even Rush Limbaugh uses one. I’m a Linux guy, myself. And a proud conservative.

    Back on topic, though- wouldn’t it be great if comics fans rose up en masse and e-mail-bombed them with all sorts of questions about Dan DeCarlo’s contributions to Archie Comics over the decades?

  3. Johanna Says:

    I think David means “conservative” in the sense of “old-fashioned”, not politically. Like the saying “you know a fad is dead when Archie does a story about it.”

    But that’s a great idea, about DeCarlo.

  4. Lyle Says:

    I took David’s use of “conservative” as “slow and resistant to change” (the company’s standards for the Sabrina sitcom come to mind) as well.

  5. Dave Mahlin Says:

    I think I would have taken it that way, too, were it not for the last line about George Bush video Blogs. Maybe I’m just being overly sensitive after having dinner with my in-laws last night;)




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