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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Nancy Drew VERSUS The Hardy Boys


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Archie Andrews VERSUS Nancy Drew), with a final score of 11-1 was Nancy Drew.

Sorry Archie, your charms might work on Betty and Veronica, but Nancy's got more important things to do.

I've never been a big fan of Archie, but I've read a double digest on occasion. I think Bybee summed it up pretty well last week when she remarked that Archie's world had more appeal than Archie himself. Archie never seemed worthy to be the center of attention. Without the girls, Jughead, Reggie and the rest, where would he be? But I'll give the company credit for continually trying out new ideas, no doubt contributing to the longjevity of the comic. Over the years we've had spin-offs, crossovers, a TV show and even a number one hit single. In recent years we've seen marriages (sort of), and the introduction of their first gay character. Next year we'll see the gang end global warming.

Until then...

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


10 comments:

Allison said...

Oooh...tough one! I'm gonna go with my gal Nancy though.

Kate said...

I'm also going to stick with Nancy, as I read most of her books "back in the day" but only ever read one Hardy Boys book...

I forgot to mention last week, but I LOVE the logo of this compare :-)

Megan said...

Yeah, I like Nancy. But it may be a girl thing. NO BOYS ALLOWED. NO BOYS ALLOWED.

Scrat said...

I agree with Allison -- that's a tough one! I am going with the Hardy Boys because they appeal to boys at an age when they begin to lose interest in reading.

gypsysmom said...

Nancy of course. Girls rule!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Nancy, no question.

pinksheepcafe said...

OMGosh...clearly you need more male readers John!! I'm Hardy Boys all the way!!

Nicola said...

I read both but must admit I always liked the Hardy Boys better.

wollamshram said...

I'm all for the Hardy Boys.

Bybee said...

Nancy Drew...but the Nancy Drew of The Hidden Staircase, my favorite one of the series.