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COMICS: Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control
Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | AllahPundit

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?


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: archie; banglist; comics; gay; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; impactfulrofl

1 posted on 07/14/2014 11:06:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Veronica pregnant with Mr. Weatherbee’s baby??


2 posted on 07/14/2014 11:07:34 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

Please tell me Archie’s dead.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 11:08:43 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: cotton1706

Probably, and when Jughead found out, there was that mall shooting.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (Sectarian warfare -- no dog in that hunt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals destroy everything they touch.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 11:09:21 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s far more likely to get shot on a visit to Rahm Emanuel.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexuals: Destroying America’s heritige one step at a time.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Were they trying to make it look like Sirhan Sirhan and RFK?


8 posted on 07/14/2014 11:10:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: cotton1706

RE: Is Veronica pregnant with Mr. Weatherbee’s baby??

Well, with the agenda of this comic writer, she might as well be the surrogate mother of Archie’s gay friend’s baby ...


9 posted on 07/14/2014 11:12:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You made Archie a household name America.

Geez do they hate you. :)


10 posted on 07/14/2014 11:12:21 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another way of convincing our children that gay is normal.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 11:12:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
 photo ArchieampBetty_zpsa584c0fd.jpg
12 posted on 07/14/2014 11:13:23 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m surprised they didn’t show Kendall Jones shooting him and posing above his body.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t think of anything smart that was ever said that included the word “impactful”.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 11:14:01 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: cotton1706

Weatherbee/Weatherby? Fine rifles if you ask me. Any connection to the shooters weapon and archie’s death?


15 posted on 07/14/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: SeekAndFind

This issue will surely send the anti-gunners right over the edge.

The death of Archie will lead to gun confiscation.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 11:18:29 AM PDT by moovova
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To: SeekAndFind
Well what about if Archie had open or concealed carry and could have just shot the perp dead?
It's always about more control and the guess what the perp would still have a gun.
Too one sided and glad I no longer read Archie Comics.
17 posted on 07/14/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: PhiloBedo

Might as well JUMP!


18 posted on 07/14/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where was Veronica’s security detachment? We know that 1%-ers always have their armed guards nearby.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 11:24:26 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Norm Lenhart; svcw

What we have here is the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah, the spirit of antichrist.

This is the face of it. Put destruction into everything and pervert it as much as possible.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 11:25:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PGR88

We can only hope.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 11:26:36 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their circulation must be in the hundreds these days.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 11:27:02 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that’s all they can come up with for a story line, Archie should have been cancelled years ago


23 posted on 07/14/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 11:36:03 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: PUGACHEV

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? :)


25 posted on 07/14/2014 11:45:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, this is not the Archie of my childhood.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 11:51:23 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
Wow, this is not the Archie of my childhood.

Yes, I miss the innocence:

27 posted on 07/14/2014 11:54:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 11:56:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And, the next thing you know, ol’ Jed’s a millionaire!!


29 posted on 07/14/2014 11:57:33 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SeekAndFind

Killing off the title character will mean they’ll have to change the title of the comic.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 12:01:49 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind
"Sugar Sugar" album cover apparently inspired by this:


31 posted on 07/14/2014 12:05:26 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cotton1706
Is Veronica pregnant with Mr. Weatherbee’s baby??

There will be a celebrated abortion.

32 posted on 07/14/2014 12:14:27 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Edgy. Real edgy.


33 posted on 07/14/2014 12:20:06 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad Archie didn’t have a gun. He’d still be ... a comic book character.


34 posted on 07/14/2014 12:22:06 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Archie is turning into the Book of Daniel (TV series, not bible).


35 posted on 07/14/2014 12:26:37 PM PDT by dangus
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


36 posted on 07/14/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: SeekAndFind
That's it, I'll never read another Archie comic book again!
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Wait a minute, I never read Archie to begin with. Never mind!
37 posted on 07/14/2014 12:29:52 PM PDT by ssaftler (I am both ashamed and afraid of my government, Federal AND State. Local not far behind...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Somewhere, Bob Montana is rolling in his grave.


38 posted on 07/14/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: SpinnerWebb

;)


39 posted on 07/14/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Archie deserves to die. I like it very much.


40 posted on 07/14/2014 2:54:53 PM PDT by Lockbar (What would Vlad The Impaler do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


41 posted on 07/14/2014 3:02:06 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently it’s about time to kill the whole damn thing off. Impactful, indeed.


42 posted on 07/14/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: cotton1706

Realistic scenario is for the gay friend to be killed by an illegal immigrant driver.


43 posted on 07/14/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: SeekAndFind

Funniest.
Issue.
EVUH !


44 posted on 07/15/2014 2:11:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind
Liberals sully and destroy everything with their corrosive touch.

Doing evil is the only moral imperative of the left.

45 posted on 07/15/2014 4:06:34 PM PDT by dbehsman (Attention liberals and liberaltarians, Judgment Day is coming. You've earned it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

who?


46 posted on 07/15/2014 4:09:23 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

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.


47 posted on 07/16/2014 4:09:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


48 posted on 07/16/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy

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).


49 posted on 07/17/2014 7:24:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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