A while back, when it was “leaked” that the 600th issue of Archie comics would be a wedding announcement, I myself made a modest proposal. Today, the New York Times published an Archie follow that pulls my facetious wishful thinking into the real — albeit comic — world. Sometimes, buried sentences such as these just cry out for attention:
“The polls that I’ve seen ran about 80/20, Betty over Veronica, with Jughead continually coming in a strong third,” said Mr. [Michael E.] Uslan, a comic-book historian, a longtime “Archie” fan and a producer of the big-screen “Batman” films.
A strong third! Right after Veronica! My felt-capped head is reeling. Did other poll choices include Veronica’s tycoon father, Mr. Lodge? (I always thought he was really Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.) Mr. Lodge seems quite svelte, and rich: a catch.
“What is now proved was once only imagined.” Yes, William Blake is almost always right.
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