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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Archie Andrews Versus Nancy Drew


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Marilla Cuthbert VERSUS Dracula), with a final score of 8-3 was Marilla Cuthbert.

Marilla the Vampire Slayer? Why not? If Elizabeth Bennet can take on zombies, surely Marilla can drive a stake through the heart of one measly vampire.

Still, kind of shocked by last week's outcome. Though I wasn't a huge fan of Bram Stoker's book, Dracula is such an iconic character. And he, unlike Marilla, was the title character. Does that not account for anything? Or could he be, as Raidergirl suggested, the reason why we're all getting sick of vampire fiction? No, don't blame Bram Stoker for Twilight. That just isn't fair.

But, Dracula is gone and Marilla retires as a five time champion of the Great Wednesday Compare #7. Before Dracula she took on Snoopy, Dexter, Morag Gunn, and Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy had taken on and beaten Roland Deschain, and Hermione Granger. Finally, Hermione, who started this whole round, had beaten the Little Red Riding Hood, Robert Langdon, and Ron Weasley. And that very short wrap-up concludes the shortest, and first character versus character, edition of the Great Wednesday Compare.

But never fear, I'll jump that shark yet! Here's the 8th edition, and once again we stick with literary characters. And I use the term literary loosely.

Vote in the comment section below before November 2nd: Who is the better character?


13 comments:

pinksheepcafe said...

Archie is far too irritating. Nancy Drew is definitely the better character.

Chrisbookarama said...

Nancy for me.

Kate said...

Nancy Drew for me too - I think that I read all of her books when I was in Grade 5! I have picked up the odd Archie comic over the years, but he has never had the draw of ND!

Megan said...

Nancy, for sure.

Loni said...

Nancy Drew

gypsysmom said...

Nancy for me too. Archie never learns anything but Nancy is a smart cookie.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

No contest! Nancy Drew FTW!

Sweet Cherry said...

Everyone loves Nancy, because it's pretty awesome.

Bybee said...

I love Archie's world, but not necessarily Archie himself. I love Nancy's cool and brains.
Nancy Drew for me, too.

wollamshram said...

I'm going with Archie on this one. The man has two girl friends, who know of each other and neither of which has killed him. :)

Melwyk said...

Nancy, definitely -- much better clothes! ;)

Janet in Toronto said...

Nancy Drew for me too. I motored through those books like buttered popcorn at the movies. My sister bought Archie comics, but I couldn't really imaging laying out my own money for them. He was too hapless!

Sweet Cherry said...

It's good to see that almost everyone is for Nancy.