Saturday, August 22, 2009

Archie's Magic Pink Shirt


Okay, so I got hold of a copy of ARCHIE # 600, the controversial issue in which our eternal redheaded teenager proposes to...VERONICA LODGE!!?? Not surprisingly, I thought writer Michael Uslan (producer of the BATMAN movies and one of the first to offer a college course on comics way back circa 1973) handled it quite well.

So well, in fact, that I'm not even here to write about that. No, in fact, that story sent me back to reread a few seminal issues in Archie's relationships with the opposite sex and that's where I noticed this odd scene in CHERYL BLOSSOM # 1. Archie and Reggie are lounging on the beach wearing nothing but trunks. Arch is clearly in the middle of a sentence when all of a sudden Cheryl comes by and kind of trips over him. The typical teen rolls over with an "Oof!" but as he does...he's now wearing a pink shirt! WTF?? The shirt stays for the rest of the page and it's obviously not just a coloring error so the question is how in the world did somebody not catch that? Or maybe they did and just figured it wasn't that big a deal?

1 comment:

Drake said...

His trunks are solid blue in the shirtless panels and gain a black strip in the pink shirt panels.