In an era when most mainstream comics barely make it a year before being rebooted with a new #1, a truly long-running series can be a difficult thing to come by. Even big-name titles like Detective Comics and Action Comics, which have been around in one form or another since the 1930s, technically don’t count, as they were both given new first issues when DC relaunched their entire line in 2011.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Attention Indiana Tech is looking for video game superstars who aren’t necessarily the Mountain Dew-drinking, Cheetos-eating, stay up with the lights off until 3 a.m. stereotype. But they’re welcome, too. The university has made video gaming a varsity sport starting this fall and is actively recruiting players of two games, League of Legends and Hearthstone. And, attention parents: Indiana Tech is offering scholarships to gamers with the right stuff.
For a long time, the fact that Archie Comics didn’t change a whole lot wasn’t just a trademark of character, it was a major selling point. After all, stripping things down to those simple gags meant that there was a whole library of mostly timeless stories that could fill up those Double Digests at the grocery store, and when you’re a kid who wants to read as many comics as you can for as little as you can, they end up being a pretty appealing purchase.