I am a somewhat dedicated fan of Archie comics (though this doesn't come up very often in conversations around here) although I do tend to focus more on one series (that being Betty and Veronica Double Digest, but in my experience the tendency is to think of these series as juvenile and square and no fun. I admit that the choice of format and the fact that the characters haven't aged or really had any significant character development in the past 60 years is maybe not as conducive to them being excessively popular, but really I think that the creators of the comics are aware of that and have been making a concerted effort to become more relevant (even though seemingly no one has noticed.) So despite these attempts there are still articles that I have run across that suggest such imaginary stories as this:
Granted that may in fact be an interesting story, but then so to was the gang meeting President Obama, or joining the rock band KISS, or being visited by Michael Strahan (I got to find out who he was because of that). Routinely around summertime convention time they put out a convention issue to stay relevant and in the most recent issue of Archie Comics the gang even had their genders reversed in what was one of the most interesting issues I think they have ever made. This being the case, I am not sure why people ask "does anyone even read these anymore?" or other questions to that degree. I think in most ways that the stories, though they are sometimes unrealistic in their depiction of traditional values, still manage to keep up-to-date in a way that a lot of comics don't. After all the injection of teen based reality into comics often feels unnatural (for instance in the few Blue Beetle comics that I have read) but in Archie they seem completely in place.