Monday, December 28, 2009

Manic Monday--Mash-Up!!

What do you get if you combine the wholesome Americana of Archie with the trippy future of the Jetsons?

I think it might go a little something like this:

That's right, Jetta!!

Credits are scarce, but as far as I can tell it was pretty much written, drawn and inked by Dan De Carlo. Published in the early 50s, Jetta completely re-wrote the Archie formula. For example:

See, they didn't go to Riverdale High, they went to Neutron High!! They have gadgets and crazy teen talk!!

Jetta was the female lead character, so that's different...but lest the people rebel, her boyfriend is named Arky (yes, Arky), who constantly wears his high school letter sweater, and he's constantly torn between Jetta, a redhead, and Hilaria, a rich and stuck-up brunette. And I think you can recognize the rest of the cast, more or less:

And look, a teacher who is nothing at all like Miss Grundy!!

And finally, thank you, Jetta, for warning us about the greatest danger of 2052:


oh, and happy birthday, Stan!!

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