Here's 1516a - 1520
. I will now post 1501 -1520 at the home site.1516a - The Battle of the Sexes ... and Genders
Original: PEP Comics, #68 - 1948
The "Riverdale Women Hater's Club" sign was part of the original. It made me think that there must also be a Riverdale Man Hater's Club for the girls. Well, in TGfiction Land the way for one group to find out about the other is obvious.
In this issue, both a & b, and also in issue 1519, I have "borrowed" actual Archie characters; Sue me. I picked Moose as my TG protagonists because the girls in the originals were blondes and he's the only major Archie male character that's blonde, and because, to the best of my knowledge, he's also the only major male character who in real Archie has never been in drag; he deserved his turn. :-) I did take comicary license: Moose first appeared as a character in "Archie's Pal, Jughead" #1 in 1949, a year after the 1516a PEP original came out.1516b - Tummy Troubles
Original: Archie's Pal, Jughead comics (1949 series) #2
A continuation of the 1516a story line. The titles "The Good Spy Gurl" and "The Good Spy Gurls" were a twist on the film title, The Good Bye Girl".1517 - And They Lived Happily Ever After
Original: Uncle Charlie's Fables comics, #1
A feminine male and a masculine female: A match made ... well, somewhere. 1518 - Rabbit Holes are Sooo Yesterday! VG#1201 linkhttp://tgcaps.com/caps/modcovers/jezzi/Vaingirls/V aingirls%201201-1300/Vaingirls%201201.jpg.php
Original: Comix comics, #7 - July, 2011
As soon as I saw this original, I thought "Mad Hatter" - but, of course, updated and TGed. I added the original Tenniel "10/6" price tag to the original. To see "her" great granny, follow the link to VGC issue 1201.1519 - Cafe TGfornia: Edgar and The Eagles
Original: Archie's Pal, Jughead comics (1949 series) #5
If you want to know the backstory, then listen as Juggy sings "Cafe TGfornia":
On a Riverdale highway,
Searching food everywhere,
Warm smell of hamburgers
Rising up through the air!
Up ahead in the distance,
I saw a shimmering sight:
My stomach rumbled and my sight grew dim -
Had to stop for the night.
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the night cook's yell.
I was thinkin' to myself,
"Could this be heaven? To early to tell."
Then she picked up a menu
And she showed me the way -
There were voices from the corner booths,
I could hear them say,
"Welcome to the Cafe TGfornia ..."
The E.A. Poe part of this was made up almost a decade ago as a mod panel, and I'd forgotten about it. When I was doing #1514 and decided to make my protagonist Moose, I wondered when he had actually appeared on the Archie scene. I googled him and found he appeared first in AP,J #1, which led me to check out that title in the GCD, where I discovered issue #5 and remembered what I had done with it all those years ago. I hunted it up and turned it into this cover, updating it by adding "Hotel California" into the mix. 1520 - Training a Bride
Original: The Popular Magazine, September 1, 1914
There actually were Bride trains taking women from the east out to the 19th century American "old west" frontier to be married. There were also orphan trains taking orphaned boys and girls out west for a labor/parents trade off.
I've had this original for quite awhile. When I first saw it, I thought of the girl, "That's Snow White!" I tried for a long time to come up with a VGC cover based on that but was having no luck. Then last week, I watched a movie that involved stowaways and saw a documentary on the bride trains. Thus this cover with no Snow White. ... Though maybe someday my cover will come. :-)
The Battle of the Sexes ... and Genders
And They Lived Happily Ever After
Rabbit Holes are Sooo Yesterday!
Cafe TGfornia: Edgar and the Eagles
Training a Bride