I was in J&R Music World (New York City) the other day, and I was surprised to find, along with DVD collections of Mad, National Lampoon and Rolling Stone, a DVD offering a complete run of Archie comics from the 1970s. According to the Archie Comics website, this contains “Every Archie Comic from Febuary 1970 to December 1979 on DVD-Rom. 97 Complete printable comics and annuals.” Price is $19.99.
Wonder if this is the start of a new series. And why are they starting from the 1970s in particular?
Interestingly, one of the issues included is #283, August 1979, notable for its cover and story plugging “International Children’s Appeal,” which was a fraudulent charity according to a report broadcast by the ABC television newsmagazine 20/20.