Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 3

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This third edition of the Riverdale Auxiliary takes place in spaaaaaaaaace. Welcome to the R-Chi Quadrant. What you will find: some of the out-of-this-world stories discussed in Episode 3: Space Cases. What you won’t find: Star Wars spoilers. Beam us right here, Jug! Engage!

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In panel 5, it looks like Jughead’s nose is in Veronica’s ear. Okay. Anyway! Time for a space walk! Continue Reading

Episode 3: Space Cases

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Lucy and Evan go where no Archie reviewers have gone before: space, the final frontier. That, and the Archie Comics app. Your two favourite Archie enthusiasts (?) test out how Archie looks on their phones by downloading Archie’s Space Cases, an anthology of the comic’s best and brightest space-related stories. Travel to the outer cosmos to

  • subject yourself to intense cartoon propaganda about the international space station
  • uncover the Lodge family’s many-tentacled reach into the space-industrial complex
  • fat-shame robots
  • wonder who went into space first: Yuri Gagarin or Archie Andrews?
  • argue whether climate change really did kill all life on Mars
  • and, as always, we provide you with Archie trivia, gags, and much more

This third episode of Radio Free Riverdale is beaming to you from our satellite light-years away. Set up your personal comlink and tune in. We’re about to take our protein pills and put our helmets on!

To see notes, panels, and images associated with our third episode, please visit the Riverdale Auxiliary.

Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 2


The second meeting of the Riverdale Auxiliary is now in session! Check out some of our favourite panels from Archie’s FunHouse Comics Double Digest. We discuss these comics and more in Episode 2: Dog Analog.



Riverdale is not outside the patriarchy. Midge’s dress tho.


Reggie’s masculinity is so well entrenched (ehn?) he digs a hole so Tall Lucy can simulate Reggie’s-Height Lucy. HE LITERALLY LOWERS HER INTO A PIT! But does the solid dig pun save the humiliation/nonconsensual kissing? Only you get to decide, dear readers.

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Episode 2: Dog Analog

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Your intrepid Archie digesters, Lucy and Evan, continue to delve into the Archie mythos with Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #16, a collection that captures the last hot exhalation of summer. In this latest audio installment

  • we learn about the secret lives of Riverdale’s canine population
  • we thrill to an epic gangland bowling battle
  • we witness the early days of computer dating
  • Li’l Archie teaches us about the glass ceiling and discrimination in the business world
  • we cringe through ill-advised tale of toreadors (you read that correctly)
  • Evan and Lucy fight over whether Reggie and Archie are friends
  • and, as always, we provide you with Archie trivia, gags, and much more

Just like a real funhouse, this issue was confusing, amusing, upsetting, unsettling, and whimsical. We hope you enjoy it!

To see notes, panels, and images associated with our second episode, please visit the Riverdale Auxiliary.

Episode 1: First Burst

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Kicking off their reviews and analysis of Archie Comics and the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Jughead, and the entire Riverdale gang, Lucy and Evan discuss stories that include

  • first dates on the water
  • bugs: they’re just like us!
  • wither Li’l Archie
  • Wilbur: the alternate universe Archie
  • 1940s Archie and his ill-advised babysitting scheme
  • Trigger Woodsy, the Archie-verse Tiger Woods
  • trivia, gags, and much more

Pasta fazoola! What a first episode!

To see notes, panels, and images associated with our first episode, please visit the Riverdale Auxiliary.