Dear Jon and Nancy,
Well played, my friends, well played. My hat is honestly off to you both.
I've been tremendously impressed with Archie Comics' triumphant return to traditional magazine stands. More and more I'm seeing Archie single issues in magazine racks that haven't seen a comic in close to a decade (and still see none outside of your wares). Of course I've griped a bit about the stunt issues you have planned to keep this gravy-train going (Veronica meets Obama!), but all-in-all it's been an incredible revitalization since you two took the reins.
Your tremendous success in the itunes app store deserves a mention too, along with your facebook presence. Truly, you've managed to move Archie into the 2.0 world more effectively than either of the "big two". It's rare to see a family company pull ahead of giant corporate-owned entities, but you're pulling it off.
The whole "Archie Marries" story has been very well handled. The press exposure you managed to get (and the length of time you sustained media interest for) have helped elevate Archie to levels of awareness not seen in years. Kudos. And now I see Abrams is publishing a deluxe hardcover of the entire story, which is no surprise.
Speaking of no surprise: I read the epilogue issue in a Mac's last night and the entire story played out pretty much how I called it back when this all began: Archie first saw his future marrying Ronnie, then saw his future marrying Betty, and in the epilogue he basically decides that he doesn't need to decide his future now, he should just treat both ladies better. I'm not saying it wasn't good, it just didn't blow my mind.
And then this morning, you blew my mind.