- Posted by Johanna on April 27, 2008 at 8:49 am
- Category: Archie Comics
It’s not much of a gag, really — Veronica says
Betty, Daddy says I’m not allowed to talk on the phone anymore this evening… so you talk, I’ll listen!!
Originally, in this beautiful Dan DeCarlo art from the all-pinup Betty and Veronica Spectacular #32 (June 1965), Ronnie’s spinning some 45s on her turntable while chatting:
As anonymously redrawn in this year’s Betty & Veronica Digest #183, the portable record player is now a laptop computer; the singles are CDs; the phone is an MP3 player; and Veronica’s got a cellphone tucked on her shoulder (which looks much more uncomfortable). And some completely unnecessary computer recoloring and shading has been added, turning her arms two-tone. At least the milk and cookies, the outfit (timeless in its oddity), and the parental surprise were left alone.
I just find it fascinating when these kinds of updates are made, looking at how and what is considered to need modernizing. (Sorry for the poor reproduction; I used a cellphone camera instead of a scanner.)