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Everything’s Archie: Archie Comics adaptations

Twenty years ago this spring, the Archie comics spinoff movie “Josie and the Pussycats” was released in theaters. To this day, “Josie and the Pussycats” is the only big-screen release of characters from Archie Comics and one of the few comic book-related films that do not feature characters who wear capes. Here’s a look at other Archie Comics adaptations:

Audiences hold back even as more movie theaters reopen

Theaters reopening did not set the box office on fire. Theatrical grosses stayed relatively muted despite major new releases like Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Lionsgate’s Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley action flick “Chaos Walking.”

Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman

Walt Disney Co. veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said Monday. Bergman will be succeeding Alan Horn, who will remain chief creative officer. Horn and Bergman have been operating as co-chairs since May 2019.

A super American: Captain America turns 80

The iconic comic book hero Captain America first hit newsstands 80 years ago this month, in a book with the cover date of March 1941. Cap has starred in movies and serials, served as leader of the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers – and was frozen in a giant block of ice for a couple of decades. Here’s a look at the (fictional) life and times of Captain America, Steve Rogers.

TV shows to watch throughout the Halloween season

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest.

Charles Schulz’ ‘Peanuts’ turns 70

Seventy years ago Friday, the “Peanuts” comic strip by then-obscure St. Paul, Minnesota, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz made its debut in just seven newspapers around the world.

The career of cartoonist Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis chucked a nine-year career practicing law in California to draw a pun-filled comic strip starring a pig, a rat and a goat and, more recently, to launch a series of successful “illustrated middle-grade” children’s books. Here’s a look at the master of daily comic strip puns:

A guide to the superhero movies of 2020, from ‘Birds of Prey’ to ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are releasing films featuring their two most popular big-screen characters of the moment (Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn), Valiant Comics is finally seeing one of its heroes hit the big screen (Bloodshot), and Venom hopes to best its previous movie’s $856 million worldwide haul in a sequel that looks to be a lot bloodier.

Rob Curley: Adding more comics and puzzles still a great idea from 1954

Sometimes the lessons you learn when you’re just a kid don’t truly resonate until you’re much older. For generations, the first time many experience a newspaper is when they discover the simple joys of comics page somewhere around the time that they’re learning to read and tie their shoes.