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Archie Comics Announces Gay Character Will Marry -- Will Anyone Object?
Fox News ^ | 09/15/2011 | Greg Norman

Posted on 09/15/2011 10:18:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Archie is going from comic to culture warrior again, as the Archie Comics universe fields praise and scorn over a gay wedding.

After a pair of straight weddings -- both strangely involving Archie, though in his dreams -- drew national attention, the publisher behind the popular stories has confirmed that it’s making room for someone else to walk down the aisle: Kevin Keller, the series’ first openly-gay character.

“Kevin followed in his father's footsteps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero, but that's not all – It’s Kevin’s wedding day!” reads a news release from Archie Comic Publications, promoting an upcoming issue of "Life With Archie."

In this offshoot series, which runs glimpse-into-the-future storylines based on the lives of Archie, Betty and Veronica, readers soon will be able to discover how Kevin met “Mr. Right.”

It’s the first time the Archie universe, which depicts the lives of teenagers in the fictional town of Riverdale, has touched upon the topic of gay marriage. But the plot is drawing mixed reactions from critics over whether or not it has a place in series read by those of all ages.

“I think it’s great that the reality of America’s loving couples are being portrayed in as many places as possible,” said Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, a national movement for marriage equality.

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TOPICS: Society
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1 posted on 09/15/2011 10:18:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 09/15/2011 10:21:05 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m thinking Jughead might object.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 10:22:41 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course it would be a veteran. I’m calling it right now that Archie is going to have a fling with a guy before the end of this decade.

They should have pulled the plug on this series years ago.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 10:22:49 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
Of course it would be a veteran.

The most noble, honorable character is always gay.

5 posted on 09/15/2011 10:27:15 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: SeekAndFind
Archie Comics Announces Gay Character Will Marry -- Will Anyone Object?

Will anyone care?

6 posted on 09/15/2011 10:30:02 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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Will anyone care?

They’re all 90 years old! Who cares?


7 posted on 09/15/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SoJoCo
Archie Comics Announces Gay Character Will Marry -- Will Anyone Object?

Will anyone care?

My thoughts exactly. Who actually reads Archie Comics anymore? I haven't read one in at least 30 years, and even way back then they were dull and outdated.

8 posted on 09/15/2011 10:34:36 AM PDT by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you imagine the impact if all Freepers were to boycott Archie Comics?


9 posted on 09/15/2011 10:36:55 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anybody read this anymore? I suppose the three people who do should speak up.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 10:38:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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lol. I don’t believe one FREEPER reads that. The truly might be a who cares moment because they sell what five mags a year?


11 posted on 09/15/2011 10:41:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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Up until a few years ago my kids read them.

They display the Archie’s Digest, Jughead, Betty & Veronica mini tabloid comics at the checkout line of the grocery store.

They’re targeted at preteens.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: humblegunner

Question, you think when the writer wrote “Beat Off” he giggled to himself? The publisher couldn’t had a straight face when this was approved to go to print.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

FYI.. Betty? Not Guilty.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 10:46:20 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: apillar

About 55 years ago my friends and I came across an X-rated Archie comic book. Without going into details it was the best Archie comic ever written. I wish I could get my hands on that again...


15 posted on 09/15/2011 10:49:38 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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“came across an x-rated book” LMAO


16 posted on 09/15/2011 11:51:11 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: apillar
My thoughts exactly. Who actually reads Archie Comics anymore? I haven't read one in at least 30 years, and even way back then they were dull and outdated.

I honestly had no idea that the strip was still being written. Guess I need to take more of an interest in the print media.

17 posted on 09/15/2011 12:16:19 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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Even if few people read these comics anymore, the point here is that they are trying to normalize homosexual marriage and homosexuality through these comics.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 1:59:57 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Archie average print circulation last year was 35,000. Sales were closer to 18,000. Such disparity isn't unusual for newsstand distribution.
19 posted on 09/15/2011 2:17:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure at least one of the two readers of Archie’s will object.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 2:37:05 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriously, the most rediculous thing about politics is the fact that they always seem to talk about just “how victimized” they are, everywhere. In all honesty, I could care less, plenty of other people could care less as well.

Also, like the whole “bullying” political issue that they just love bringing up, being picked on is a normal thing to experience, and its part of growing up for some of us as well.

Frankly, me thinks some political/media activists are too thin-skinned and stereotypical.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 4:19:13 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Even if few people read these comics anymore, the point here is that they are trying to normalize homosexual marriage and homosexuality through these comics.

The apocalypse is obviously upon us because two make-believe male characters marry?

22 posted on 09/15/2011 6:08:25 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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Well, you can make jokes if you want to. This is an attempt to push an agenda through the entertainment function of comics books. We both know that this sort of idea would not have been allowed years ago. That’s my point, not that we see apocalyse because two make believe males get married in a work of fiction. It’s just pushing an agenda.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 6:46:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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