Occult #10: Veronica Lodge Possessed by Medieval Sorcerer

Remember those Christian Archie comics? Well, this damn sure isn't one of them.  I nearly choked on a Funyun when I read Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica No. 201, September 1972.  It's just effing bizzare.

I understand there's a joke in here somewhere; but, it gets lost amid Medieval curses and satanic incantations. Throughout the whole comic, Veronica is spouting demonic spells in some lost cursed tongue. I get the distinct feeling the author didn't think through the whole gag and it got away from him.

While you're reading this, I want you to think about how Veronica's unholy dirges would sound to the human ear.  Is it her normal speaking voice.... or is it the wicked aged voice like that in The Exorcist, or perhaps a deep thundreous Ancient voice like that of Saruman the White? You be the judge.


  1. You had me at 'sorcery'. :P

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  3. Over the summer I read an old Archie comic where he appeared to be on drugs. Archie became a Beatnik and was clearly out of it.

  4. A kooky story livened up with great Dan DeCarlo artwork!

    If Veronica knew how to speak spells backward like Zatanna, maybe she would've had better luck.