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Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book
Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang

Posted on 07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals. […]

“We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said [Jon] Goldwater, [Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO]. “That’s how we came up with the storyline of saving Kevin. He could have saved Betty. He could have saved Veronica. We get that, but metaphorically, by saving Kevin, a new Riverdale is born.”

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1 posted on 07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

In other news - there are still comic books being printed.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:01 AM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: Olog-hai

There aren’t enough words on how stupid this is.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: Olog-hai

Archie better hope that he doesn’t die face-down...


4 posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:37 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Olog-hai

LOL! The comic book industry has gone to hell. I guess it’s only appropriate that you have to go to a comic book store to even find them these days.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Olog-hai

Allahu Archie, Savior of Gays!


6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:13:04 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Olog-hai

I remember when comic books were actually funny.

Guess I’m getting old.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 7:14:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Olog-hai
We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone

In the demented minds of today's elite, this is what is "impactful."

8 posted on 07/14/2014 7:15:57 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: kiryandil

LOLOL!! Glad I wasn’t drinking my coffee when I read that...


9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:16:08 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Olog-hai

Killed no doubt, by some fanatical, Christian conservative, gun-toting tea party Freeper type. Just my guess. They haven’t said by whom.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:00 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: Olog-hai

Blood will be on their hands as kids will die trying to save their gay friends.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Fresh Wind

Decades ago, the Archie series was geared towards pre-teens, didn’t even mention sex, and revolved around Betty and Veronica’s rivalry for Archie.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:08 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Olog-hai

13 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:14 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

So we have to have politically correct comics for kids??? Really???

First we had to introduce the homosexual character. Now Archie saves him, and it’s somehow a metaphor for saving and honoring the homosexual community by saving the homosexual character?

Is this indoctrination, pure and simple???


14 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Olog-hai

A more fitting end for Archie would have been for him to get shot in a carjacking by an illegal immigrant.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:10 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Olog-hai

Please, make it stop!


16 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: LambSlave

Yeah, his “friend” might be tempted to stop by “for a cold one”...


17 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: SkyDancer
In other news - there are still comic books being printed.

They are, but the average buyers/readers are 45 year old males. Also, from 1970 to today, the price has gone from 15 cents to $4-$5 a pop.
18 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: P.O.E.

I did a LOL on that one!


19 posted on 07/14/2014 7:20:00 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: SkyDancer

I was packing my house for a move the other day and came across the funny pages. There wasn’t anything even remotely funny in them.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 7:21:05 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: PapaBear3625
A more fitting end for Archie would have been for him to get shot in a carjacking by an illegal immigrant.

Only if the illegal was under 16 years of age.

21 posted on 07/14/2014 7:22:41 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: kiryandil

Face down or face up - either way he’s screwed.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 7:22:55 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: sigzero

It’s a desperation ploy. The Archie loyalists will buy the comic to complete their set. The collectors will buy the comic to complete the set.

But the gay community and it’s supporters will buy the comic in droves to make a point, with the hope being that a good sized chunk of them will hang around and buy future editions ...


23 posted on 07/14/2014 7:23:49 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like they killed their circulation by adding the homo character and rather than correct that mistake, they are doubling down.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

“In “Life with Archie,” Keller [he] is a married military veteran and newly elected senator who’s pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting.”

If that is what Archie has become about, then killing Archie off is a mercy. The pity is that this sludge was ever printed in the first place!


25 posted on 07/14/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Olog-hai

It would be more life-like if his gay friend shot him.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 7:28:23 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: tanknetter

I want to see the issue where Veronica and Betty do a “tag-team” intervention cure of Kevin...


27 posted on 07/14/2014 7:28:42 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

I nearly choked on my food, thanks a lot.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 7:28:52 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: apoxonu

“Killed no doubt, by some fanatical, Christian conservative, gun-toting tea party Freeper type. Just my guess. They haven’t said by whom.”

My first guess as well.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 7:30:05 AM PDT by Ultima
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To: Boogieman

Great way to go broke, then.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: carriage_hill
Please, make it stop!

this

31 posted on 07/14/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Olog-hai
It should be noted the Life with Archie series is very much in the vein of DC Comics' Elseworlds or Marvel Comics' What If? publications--essentially an alternate reality from the normal continuity of the comic. As such, it really doesn't affect the current continuity of the other Archie Comics titles.
32 posted on 07/14/2014 7:32:53 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Olog-hai

Ugh! I read “SHAVING Gay Friend.”

I need more coffee!


33 posted on 07/14/2014 7:33:04 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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34 posted on 07/14/2014 7:34:23 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: RayChuang88

Well, then it’ll be more symbolic of the death of that failed side project than of the birth of Goldwater’s “new Riverdale” (which must resemble the Castro).


35 posted on 07/14/2014 7:36:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Chalk this up as the last, desperate gasp for attention of a medium that has been dying for a while and is not just about dead. No one reads comics anymore so this is their way of going out on what they believe to be a “feel good” note, although its sad to see how vapid and trendy that “feel good” note is — the cause of the day. Its a sad end for a long-running series that was popular at a time.
36 posted on 07/14/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

As I said, the entertainment media start with an agenda, then use the story line to get you to suspend your disbelief and your critical thinking, and then slip in a plug for their agenda.


37 posted on 07/14/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: kiryandil

That would be ... awesome.

Had a friend in college who played that scenario to the same end. At least twice. He was exceptionally good at “being” an ostensibly gay guy thinking that he might be straight because he found himself attracted to the women he was trying to bed ...


38 posted on 07/14/2014 7:43:38 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: RayChuang88

Right, but who the heck buys Archie comics? It must happen but I have never seen it with my own eyes. I mean say there was no lib garbage or gay stuff in it nowadays, who would be claiming Archie as their favorite comic book?! ‘Oh, man, I can’t wait for the next Archie book to come out’ is as alien to me as ‘Oh man, I can’t wait for the new jewelry shopping show to start’ or ‘Oh man, the next WNBA game is going to be great.’

Freegards


39 posted on 07/14/2014 7:44:24 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: P.O.E.
In the new Archie comics, the phrase "I had to beat off three other guys." has a WHOLE DIFFERENT MEANING!
40 posted on 07/14/2014 7:49:45 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Olog-hai

Haha! Not content with marketing to less than 1% of the population! Archie Comics publishers are honing their sights to 2% of that (less than) 1% of the population.


41 posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:06 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: PapaBear3625

no..

they prefer to drive head on in to you 2-3 times over the legal limit drunk off their asses.


42 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:43 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Olog-hai

We’re all fags now!


43 posted on 07/14/2014 7:56:40 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: P.O.E.

LOL!! I guess we should have seen this coming...

(sic)


44 posted on 07/14/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai
“We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,”

Just roll the entirety of that statement around in your brain a few times and truly contemplate the enormity of the silly.

45 posted on 07/14/2014 7:59:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Olog-hai

I didn’t realize that Kevin Keller was so influential that attempts on his life would be considered “assassinations” - i mean c’mon, we ain’t talking Richie Rich here....


46 posted on 07/14/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I don’t remember any AP stories about comic books that don’t promote the homosexual agenda. Must have missed them.


47 posted on 07/14/2014 8:00:03 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: Olog-hai

Why pre-announce it? Talk about a spoiler!


48 posted on 07/14/2014 8:05:52 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Olog-hai
He could have saved Betty. He could have saved Veronica. We get that, but metaphorically, by saving Kevin...

So now Archie's gay?

49 posted on 07/14/2014 8:09:42 AM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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To: kiryandil

Stop it! You’re killing me! Seriously, you made some great funny jokes.


50 posted on 07/14/2014 8:13:01 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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