This week’s top five is based on the cover gags of my favorite Archie Comic, the spinoff comic starring his pal, Jughead. The topic? What I thought were the Top Five Funniest Jughead Cover Gags! I went through about two hundred covers to pick these five, so you better like them!
Honorable Mention – Jughead #33 (Vol. 2)
This cover really isn’t all that FUNNY, but damned if it isn’t one of the more interesting covers that you’re ever going to see!
5. Jughead #132 (Vol. 1)
The first two are quite pun-derful (and oddly enough, back-to-back issues). I really liked the usage of the Archie superhero characters in the cover. What’s intriguing about Jughead is that the covers often hit patches of “themes.” For instance, a stretch of covers might all feature monsters. Here was a stretch that mostly featured superheros.
4. Jughead #131 (Vol. 1)
I love this one because it makes NO sense, except as a joke.
Just totally out of nowhere.
3. Archie’s Pal, Jughead #137 (Vol. 2)
I like the nice, amusing nod to Jughead’s status as the king of eating. It is a nice way of showing how renowned he is for eating.
2. Archie’s Pal, Jughead #87 (Vol. 1)
While the previous cover shows how renowned Jughead’s eating talents are, this one shows how freaky they can be!
I love the dialogue from Archie – it really gets across the dismay at Jughead’s actions!
1. Archie’s Pal, Jughead #66 (Vol. 1)
Jughead is two things – an eater and a girl-hater. We’ve seen the eating jokes, now here’s my favorite girl-hating gag from the covers.
Very amusing stuff – and it’s one of the few gags that works even withOUT the characters. That could be ANY girl-hating dude and the joke still works.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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