In the last couple days you've had some articles that have featured weird Archies and a cover from a Spire magazine.Link
Spires have been a fascinating subject for a myself and a friend who had a collection of these as kids growing up in conservative fundamentalist Christian homes. A couple of years ago he and I (now both best described as recovering Fundamentalists/Skeptics) started to collect them again and we made the site listed above to share them with each other as we lived at opposite ends of the country. Unfortunately, part way through our project to scan all of our Spires homeownership and children took away much of the time we both have for doing the truly important things in life--sitting at a computer and scanning old comic books. We hope to have them all scanned soon but it may take many many years at the rate we're going right now (i.e. we haven't put a new Spire up on the site in over a year).
Over the years the site has been "found" by the world and I get thousands of hits every month.
But, since I'm a regular Boing Boing reader I noticed two references to Spire this week so I thought I'd share the collection with you. Also, [here] are two really excellent links for more info on the topic: Vanity Fair article about Christian Archie | History of Christian Archie
Previously on Boing Boing:
• Creationist Archie comic
• Little Archie anthology
• Mark interviews Love and Rockets' co-creator Jaime Hernandez (a big fan of Little Archie)
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects