Archie art: any fans and collectors here?
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Okay, here it is!

The 1st appearance of Trula Twyst!

 

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Jughead is one of my favorite characters in all fiction, period. I'm still working on putting together a complete run of Jughead, but I've read a lot over the years; right now I'm three issues short of having #99-up, so I've read 50+ years of Jughead stories. For me, the series and character have two high points, one being the early-mid 60's, and the other being the long collaboration between Craig Boldman and Rex W. Lindsey. I'd put their best stuff up against anybody. Frustratingly, I think their best work is right in the last year or so of Jughead vol. 2, just before it was cancelled. 

The biggest addition they made to the Jughead and Archie mythos was the itnroduction of Jughead's archrival/frenemy/love interest Trula Twyst. She hasn't appeared much outside of their Jughead run, but within the pages of Jughead, she was a main character for many years. So i am totally stoked to have this cover depicting her first appearance!

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There's more as well, but I wanted to post this as soon as I got it unpacked. I'll have pictures of the rest in a bit!

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#89-91 tell a (sort of) complete three part arc introducing Trula Twyst as Moriarty to Jughead's Holmes. For me, it's an all-time classic Jughead story, one of the top ten. 

Awesomely, the covers for the three issues kind of tell their own story as well - you get the whole arc in a nutshell here. 

I'm definitely going to display all three of these side-by-side-by-side!

 

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Despite #91 saying "Final Round" on the cover, and the storyline ending in this issue, it actually doesn't really end. At the conclusion of #91, Trula has seemingly won, but Jughead is plotting his revenge. They don't wait long for the conclusion - after skipping just one issue, #93 and #94 have the "Target: Trula" story that wraps up her initial storyline. So it's really 5 parts, not 3. But whatever. #93 and #94 don't feature her on the cover for whatever reason anyway. 

 

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My first (and only) Archie OA purchase (so far) was from Tri-State Original Art at New York Comic Con in 2017. I immediately fell in love with it, and, as I work at Hallmark, it was a perfect addition to my collection. The full 5-page story appeared in Reggie and Me #21, c. 1966. It was created by Silver Age artist Bill Vigoda. 

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A recent addition to my Dan DeCarlo collection is this complete 8-page story from Josie #25 (Februray 1967) with inks by Rudy Lapick (determined after close examination by Dan Parent in San Diego this year).

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Click on the pictures to see larger scans in my Dan DeCarlo CAF gallery.

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Nice!  All of my Archie OA can be viewed via two links:

https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=194412

and

https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=194411

The Betty and Me cover was actually featured by CAF for a day, neat stuff: https://mailchi.mp/comicartfans/comic-art-roundup-featuring-a-dan-decarlo-betty-cvr?fbclid=IwAR1ZmRHDW2usWQExh0ER64yLhyUkX9B2vrDAYCGLXtrjWiyUugiW2NK-iA8

Wouldn't have known DeCarlo favored Betty over Veronica otherwise. :O

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51 minutes ago, exitmusicblue said:

Nice!  All of my Archie OA can be viewed via two links:

https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=194412

and

https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=194411

The Betty and Me cover was actually featured by CAF for a day, neat stuff: https://mailchi.mp/comicartfans/comic-art-roundup-featuring-a-dan-decarlo-betty-cvr?fbclid=IwAR1ZmRHDW2usWQExh0ER64yLhyUkX9B2vrDAYCGLXtrjWiyUugiW2NK-iA8

Wouldn't have known DeCarlo favored Betty over Veronica otherwise. :O

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! 

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On 6/1/2018 at 8:19 PM, archiecomicscollector said:

My first (and only) Archie OA purchase (so far) was from Tri-State Original Art at New York Comic Con in 2017. I immediately fell in love with it, and, as I work at Hallmark, it was a perfect addition to my collection. The full 5-page story appeared in Reggie and Me #21, c. 1966. It was created by Silver Age artist Bill Vigoda. 

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Bill Vigoda was also an early Golden Age Archie artist...

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