Twisted Impressions #11: Betty & Veronica
put a sexual spin on something when it wasn't there. However, I don't think that is the case today. There's somethin' sexual goin' on in my 1970s Archie comics that I heretofore had not acknowledged.
Exhibit A: A perponderance of shower scenes and locker room scenes. I mean, I understand the comic is about two fashion conscious chicks, so you'd expect there to be panels where they are changing clothes... but good Lord, if ever something deserved a "Twisted Impressions" post, this is it!
Ah, yes. A good soak in a hot tub. Is this the beginning of a late night movie on Cinemax? Nope. It's an Archie comic complete with a disrobing Veronica.
Two more with B & V in their underwear. I don't know which is more distressing, that DeCarlo put so much cheesecake in Archie comics... or that I actually have these in a collection. Please don't answer that.
Up next are some panels that don't necessarily have B & V half naked, but nonetheless will raise some eyebrows. DeCarlo must surely have chuckled when illustrating the following panels...
The look on those lifeguards' faces says it all.
Great Odin's Raven! I am rendered speechless.
Ye gods! What did these two just do?
Ummmmm. The less said about this one the better.
No. Actually, it looks kinda like a dick.
I wonder what Archie is thinking about. Hmmmm.
Stop asking stupid questions, Archie.
She's talkin' about the tickets, Mr. Weatherbee. Get your mind out of the gutter. Get it together man!!
Strange sensation? Is Veronica's dad sporting wood-- ? I think it's best if we stop here before things start taking a dark turn. It's been fun - I hope I haven't tainted Archie comics for you in the future.