Clayvman wrote:The thing is I'd like to read Archie but...it just seems...to BIG to get into right now...kind of how I feel about Dr. Who...I wouldn't know where to start.
Most Archie comics operate in "comics time." It's all rather like Bugs Bunny. Elmer Fudd gets blown up every episode, but he's still at it next episode. When you start reading, and where, is usually irrelevant. There isn't really continuity to speak of. They are all perpetually juniors, dates gone wrong have no impact by the time the next weekend rolls around, and so forth. Myself, I buy the trade paperbacks of Life With Archie (the two alternate futures, which do have continuity), the Giz issues, I just grab a double-digest every now and again (B&V or B&V Friends are probably my favorites, but that's really splitting hairs).