If They So Much As Touch One Tine On Jughead's Crooked Crown, Heads Will Roll
Librarians aren't the most adventurous souls. We might scale a mountain or fight wild wildebeasties in the buff, but change even the slightest period or exclamation point in a children's book we love and watch the fur fly.
This is not a children's book technically. It's the kids of Riverdale. They're comic books, and certainly not the best out there. As I kid I wanted to root for Betty or Veronica, but neither were particularly appealing. Betty was nice and had a name similar to my own, but she wasn't the brightest and I couldn't get past her blond locks. Veronica had darker hair like mine, but was an evil snot. Still, I always had a grudging affection for the Archie series. And now LOOK at what's been done to them!
It gives me the willies. You know what I'd compare it to? Justin Guarini's post-American Idol hairstyle change. Both strike terror on the second tier of your already shattered soul. Both also remind you that while you didn't much care for the original, you REALLY don't care for the "new" verison.
Galleycat had their own take on the matter, complete with the above image of before and after.
Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the heads up.