I was a huge comic book reader as a child. I could read the same comic over and over. Comics did not detract from my reading; they enhanced it. Just another platform, as they would say today. I don't know about you, but I learned a lot from Archie comics...about relationships, morals, values, and life.
Since today is National Comic Book Day, here's a recipe for Betty's Brownies from Archie Comics. They're "Out of Sight." That should date this strip!