Archie: The Best Of Dan DeCarlo, Volume 4
Written by Frank Doyle, Dick Malmgren and George Gladir
Art by Dan DeCarlo
Letters by Vince DeCarlo, Victor Gorelick and Bill Yoshida
Colors by Unknown
Covers by Dan DeCarlo
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Cover Price: $24.99
The latest installment of the reprinting of Dan DeCarlo‘s exquisite rendering of the comic strip Archie is now available.
To put this comic into perspective, the late 1950s pint sized pop singer Frankie Lymon once waxed “I’m not a juvenile delinquent,” speaking of course about his exile from the rambunctious lifestyles that teenaged leather jacketed and Brycreemed up hair exhibited, getting in run ins and scraps with the law at every turn they could, purposely and accidentally. Someone of that era who could easily have echoed Lymon’s words was the comic book character Archie, who lived a teenage lifestyle right out of the universe of the old Andy Hardy series which starred Mickey Rooney way back when, living idyllic lifestyles of innocuous, clean cut fun, skirt chasing and being chased. While Archie may have been furthest from the complex young characters immortalized on the sliver screen by people like Marlon Brando and James Dean during the 1950s, he still lived a life where he constantly got into trouble, albeit of the fun loving, devil-may-care variety.
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