I got acquainted with 'ARCHIES' much later, and fell in love with it. Even today, I don't lose an opportunity to get hold of Archies and specially 'Betty & Veronica' Double Digests! They are awesome.
I don't buy the new issues, I take loads of old issues in very low prices, since I find the new ones quite expensive. There is nothing new or old about it! An ARCHIES is an ARCHIES!