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“Archie and His Pals Were an Escape to a Place Outside My World” – Peter’s Story

Remember why you liked comics in the first place?

Our Comics Empower Project continues! 

This time, Peter Shankman tells his story: 

So I’m not your typical comic guy.

I was never into Superman, Marvel vs. DC or anything like that.

No, for me, my comic home was Riverdale, USA, home of Archie, Jughead, Reggie, and of course, Betty and Veronica.

From the earliest memories of reading, I was into Archie Comics. I’d buy them the second I got my allowance, and finish the “double digests” within thirty minutes of getting them.

For me, it was the escape to a place outside my world – I wasn’t hugely popular in high school – to see kids with mostly the same problems I had, but surviving them and coming out better for it, well, that got me through a lot of bad days, especially in Junior High.

I’ll always be grateful for having found Archie and his pals.


About Peter: Peter Shankman is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about Customer Service, Social Media, PR, marketing and advertising. Check out his homepage.

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