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Posted on 07/14/2014 11:06:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
My thoughts exactly:
@allahpundit did not know jughead was gay.
— Bruce Wolf (@BruceWolfChi) July 14, 2014
We should have known. There’s campy, there’s John Waters campy, and then there’s wearing a crown to school every day.
No, actually, the gay friend here is Kevin Keller, whom they introduced back in 2010 and then married off in 2012 in the first “Archie” gay wedding. Having re-written the “boy torn between two girls” storyline eight thousand times in the past 75 years, the writers wanted something more “impactful,” to borrow an atrocious word favored by the company’s CEO. That’s understandable, but … they work for Archie comics. They’re not “impactful,” by definition. Sticking Archie Andrews in the middle of an assassination narrative is like redoing “Goofus and Gallant” so that Goofus is a meth head. When you lose the innocence, you lose part of the charm.
Coming next month to “Archie”: Betty’s forced to scrape together eight bucks for birth control when her boss cuts off coverage after the Hobby Lobby ruling.
In “Life with Archie,” Keller 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.
“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 Goldwater. “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.”…
“Archie is not a superhero like all the rest of the comic book characters,” said Goldwater. “He’s human. He’s a person. When you wound him, he bleeds. He knows that. If anything, I think his death is more impactful because of that. We hope by showing how something so violent can happen to Archie, that we can in some way learn from him.”
I kinda like that they decided to kitchen-sink the “impactfulness” by making the story about gun control and about Archie’s respect for his gay friend. One or the other would have sufficed for buzz; either some random character dies in a shooting or Archie somehow dies protecting Keller. Instead, they’re grabbing hot topics by the fistful and flinging them at the wall. I wish, frankly, they would have gone way over the top and added a few more — the shooter, enraged by Israel’s actions in Gaza, is apprehended by Riverdale’s newest resident, a handsome illegal immigrant from Guatemala named Jose. Why be impactful when you can be the impactfullest?
Is Veronica pregnant with Mr. Weatherbee’s baby??
Please tell me Archie’s dead.
Probably, and when Jughead found out, there was that mall shooting.
Liberals destroy everything they touch.
He’s far more likely to get shot on a visit to Rahm Emanuel.
Homosexuals: Destroying America’s heritige one step at a time.
Were they trying to make it look like Sirhan Sirhan and RFK?
RE: Is Veronica pregnant with Mr. Weatherbees baby??
Well, with the agenda of this comic writer, she might as well be the surrogate mother of Archie’s gay friend’s baby ...
You made Archie a household name America.
Geez do they hate you. :)
Just another way of convincing our children that gay is normal.
I’m surprised they didn’t show Kendall Jones shooting him and posing above his body.
I can’t think of anything smart that was ever said that included the word “impactful”.
Weatherbee/Weatherby? Fine rifles if you ask me. Any connection to the shooters weapon and archie’s death?
This issue will surely send the anti-gunners right over the edge.
The death of Archie will lead to gun confiscation.
Might as well JUMP!
Where was Veronica’s security detachment? We know that 1%-ers always have their armed guards nearby.
We can only hope.
Their circulation must be in the hundreds these days.
If that’s all they can come up with for a story line, Archie should have been cancelled years ago
The comments at the end of the article are hilarious. One suggests that it could have been better if Archie were shot while wearing a PETA Shirt. Another thought that Veronica could be stabbed by an anti-abortion protester, and her last wish before dying would be that everyone would vote for Hillary so this could never happen to another girl.
RE: her last wish before dying would be that everyone would vote for Hillary so this could never happen to another girl.
But why not Sandra Fluke? :)
Wow, this is not the Archie of my childhood.
You really can’t make this stuff up. The Left has become impossible to parody, as they are always more unbelievable in reality than anything we can dream up.
Is anyone still buying this crap? What kind of teenager worth their salt would want to read this sort of drivel?
I didn’t read many comics as a kid, but I do remember one where a U.S. GI charged a German Tiger tank and threw a grenade down the muzzle, like a baseball pitch, from 50 ft away. Now that was something worth reading.
And, the next thing you know, ol’ Jed’s a millionaire!!
Killing off the title character will mean they’ll have to change the title of the comic.
There will be a celebrated abortion.
Edgy. Real edgy.
Too bad Archie didn’t have a gun. He’d still be ... a comic book character.
Archie is turning into the Book of Daniel (TV series, not bible).
Archie’s death comes right on the heals of the revelation that S Spielberg slaughtered a Triceratops. The tragedies just keep coming—oh, when will the killing of non-existent beings end! I call for a ban on all non-existent violence, now!
Somewhere, Bob Montana is rolling in his grave.
Archie deserves to die. I like it very much.
How about an episode where some liberal comic book writers and assorted academics with scrambled eggs for brains are kidnapped, tied up, and dumped into the ocean 500 miles off the coast of California?
Apparently it’s about time to kill the whole damn thing off. Impactful, indeed.
Realistic scenario is for the gay friend to be killed by an illegal immigrant driver.
Doing evil is the only moral imperative of the left.
This is a f**kin’ outrage! As a fan of the series as a child, I really resent people turning a fun comic strip character into a politically correct martyr.
On another related thread, a Freeper predicted in jest that this would happen. I had no idea he would be correct.
This is stupid and disgusting.
But to reiterate, he’s being killed off in a spin-off comic set in possible alternate futures or something like that, called “Life with Archie” (which is ending production).
The character will live on in the regular comic, which will still get made.
Good thing I never got into comic books (beyond what they put in the papers, such as Garfield, which has always remained blissfully politics-free).