One of the things I enjoy about LIFE WITH ARCHIE -- besides its willingness to explore more serious topics such as breast cancer, marital strife, aging, dying, divorce, and marriage equality -- is the ability to look a few years into the future to see what our favorite Archie Comics folks are up in their adult lives. The first dozen issues or so looked at the major Archie Comics characters like Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Moose, and Reggie. Gradually, we began seeing more of less prominent and/or newer Archie Comics characters like Jughead's little sister Jellybean, Kevin Keller, and Ambrose Pipps.
After reading about Josie and the Pussycats showing up one way or another, I got to thinking about some of my other favorite Archie Comics characters who we have yet seen show up in LIFE WITH ARCHIE. I want to know if these characters got married. I want to know if they are parents. Have they gone to prison? Have they become famous? Maybe they traveled the world and learned some deep dark secret that will shake the foundations of Riverdale itself! Or maybe they just moved back home with their parents after getting laid off.
Here is my Favorite Five List of Archie Comics Characters that I Want to See in LIFE WITH ARCHIE!:
How about you? Which older version of an Archie Comics character would you like to appear next in LIFE WITH ARCHIE? I want to know!!!
Updated Later on 06/12/12: I shared with Mark that I spent way too much time this evening coming up with this particular post. He decided that he had his own list of Archie Comics characters that he wants to appear in future issues of LIFE WITH ARCHIE. Fortunately, they're linked characters so this shouldn't take as long to update...
Updated on 06/19/12: While walking the dog this evening, I had a bit of sudden inspiration about Josie and the Pussycats' appearance in LIFE WITH ARCHIE #24. In the "Archie Marries Betty" world, Archie, Jughead, and Ambrose have been designing a new night club called the Chowhouse Too, complete with performance space. I've already heard rumblings about an Archies reunion (as an opening act). But who are they opening for?
Let's consider the previews for LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23:
“Archie Marries Betty” - Archie and his business partners have just booked the biggest band in the world for their club’s opening night! All that’s left is to schedule the opening act - is an Archies reunion in the cards? Cheryl continues to fight the good fight with her chemo treatments and having a friend like Veronica along makes it all the more bearable. Don’t miss this touching issue that proves no matter how rough life gets in Riverdale, the gang is ready to take on anything life throws at them - together.I'm willing to bet that the adult version of Josie and the Pussycats, world travelers that they are, will be Chowhouse Too's "biggest band in the world" music act! That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!