A University of Calgary professor has written "the first scholarly study of the Archie comic," titled Twelve-Cent Archie. Though some of his colleagues were skeptical, his motivation, Bart Beaty explains, was "to really challenge the kind of snobbery that's inherent in the way that comics aren't studied."

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peterquistgard01
peter quistgard

I was really hoping he was going to say something about challenging "the kind of snobbery that's inherent in the way that [Archie] comics aren't studied". At this point, comics are a legitimate topic of academic study, but there's certainly snobbery inherent in how Archie is thought of when compared to Watchmen or other "serious" works of cultural importance.