Occult #11: More Black Arts from Archie Comics

Just so you don't think that last one was an anomaly, here's another Archie comics episode where our girl, Veronica Lodge, decides to dabble in the Black Arts - specifically, voodoo. 

What's particularly disturbing about this one is, not so much the two girls getting into some wicked shit, but rather Jughead's twisted obsession with it. Three pages into this story, Jughead develops an unrelenting fetish of girl on girl voodoo action. It's something so unbelievably twisted, it could ONLY happen in the 1970s.

And if you think it's not for real, think again.  It's in Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica, No. 201, March 1973.  Have a look...

 Wow.  Did Jughead really just go there?

Who knew Jughead was such a twisted fuck?
Two questions: 
One: Is Jughead masturbating?
Two: Exactly what part of Betty's body will feel this excruciating pain? 
(For the record, the comic spelled "excruciating" wrong, not me) 

Jughead wants a sadistic voodoo cat fight, and he wants it now!  Sorry, Jughead.  I'm afraid you'll have to wait another 30+ years for the Internet to bring you that kind of crazy shit.  .



  1. Another good one!

    Jughead's "black Art" joke goes into Daniel Tosh territory... sweet!

  2. Thanks for the post, but would you really classify Jughead's joke as "insanely racist"? I was prepared to be shocked, but he was making a pun rather than question the merits of one race over another. If it had called for a line about an Irishman or other group, I doubt it would have merited scrutiny. But then, he shows here he is capable of anything.

  3. I don't take the Jughead pun hard either. It's just a pun!

    And for the record, I always liked Betty more than Veronica.

    In Southern California (dunno about elsewhere) a vernacular term for a good looking girl in the 70s-80s was that she is a "Betty." I think this started in surf circles and spread fairly widely...dunno about elsewhere in the US.

  4. I agree, Keir. But whether the joke is insensitive or just plain funny, either way, it really takes away from the point of this whole post. So, I'm going to delete that sentence from my post, lest readers get sidetracked from Jughead's unholy addiction to girl on girl voodoo action.

  5. Agreed, it is a pun that can be, unfortunately, interpreted more than one way. These days, it's too easy to read it as a Tosh-type of remark.

    Jughead is just being Jughead, which drives Veronica nuts. Thanks to her tasty baked goods, he likes Betty more. He's often conflicted about this, as he often proclaims himself to be a woman hater!

    I prefer Betty over Veronica, too!

  6. Hot girl on girl voodoo action?


  7. Jughead's grimace is creepy too.

  8. I always thought Jughead secretly lusted for Betty but was too shy to tell her. And he didn't want to get in Archie's way.
    I happen to own this particular comic myself -- I was a devout Archie collector in 68-74 or thereabouts, and never got around to throwing any of them away.