Archie’s Marriage on Rachel Maddow Show

Kent Jones, “Comic Book Matrimonial Correspondent”, did a clip on Archie’s upcoming marriage on last night’s Rachel Maddow Show.

I loved the way he used all those art samples to make his point that Betty’s the catch — because she can cook and fix cars! — while marrying Veronica would make Archie “a widely envied idiot”. (But both girls are called smart!) And the punchline rocks!

7 Responses to “Archie’s Marriage on Rachel Maddow Show”

  1. Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » Saturday Linkblogging Says:

    […] Figures the night that I don’t watch Rachel Maddow she talks comics. From Comics Worth Reading, Archie’s Marriage on Maddow. […]

  2. Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment » MSNBC dives in to Archie marriage hype Says:

    […] Even Rachel Maddow is not immune to the revelation that Archie will be married in an upcoming (and probably imaginary) story line as “comic book matrimonial correspondent” Kent Jones looks at the impending nuptials and tries to handicap the race between Betty and Veronica. (hat tip: Comics Worth Reading) […]

  3. Maddow Gets More Mileage From Archie Marriage » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] up on last week’s clip about Archie and Veronica getting married, the Rachel Maddow Show had a followup on […]

  4. Rick Wiedeman Says:

    Who reads “Archie?”


    I remember reading a few at a friend’s grandmother’s house in 1974, and thinking it was old and irrelevant.

    As for the cover:

    Who proposes in a jewelry store?

    Why does Jughead look like he’s losing his lover?

    Is that Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve managing the jewelry store?

  5. Johanna Says:

    I read Archie, actually. I’m not looking for it to be relevant — I read more meaningful graphic novels for that. I’m looking for it to be nostalgic escapism, the same reason other people read superhero comics.

  6. Alice Says:

    Archie is now officially a ‘widely envied idiot’
    Yep, you guessed it, he proposed to Veronica.I read Archie comics avidly, and I encorage all Betty fans to strike against the comics. I will not be reading any more Archies until I get my Betty back :)

  7. Johanna Says:

    Eh, it’s an imaginary story. Wait three months, and he’ll propose to Betty. Although if sales on those issues jumped even higher than these, that would definitely send Archie Comics a message.




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