Skip to comments.CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's
Posted on 07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT by rktman
Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump].
Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just hours earlier on NPR's Morning Edition, he hinted that he was indeed making a political statement:
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Who gives a damn about Archie? Veronica..now there’s a hottie.
They’re actually talking about it? How many people under 30 watch their channel and actually know what Archie comics are? It’s a non-story.
It’s only a matter of time before Veronica is revealed as a tranny.
I think we all knew it was coming.
Have to find the thread from a while back about Archie’s impending death.
If you are an adult still reading Atchie comics, you have maturity issues.
I have never actually seen anyone buy Archie. I’ve seen them given to kids as gifts and that’s it. I certainly can’t imagine the dude who passes over the laser gun barbarian superhero book for a book about the hijinks of high school kids. It would be like someone trying to explain why the jewelry shopping show is actually much better than boring old baseball.
Perfect metaphor for Liberals and Liberalism. Characters with no depth living in a comic book world.
Um, the “gay senator” who was killed was a proponent of “gun control” in the comic book (allegedly).
The articles have described his would be assailant as a “stalker”.
of course this is agitprop to serve political ends.
Keep this crap out of the “funny books”.
Thanks struggle. I really appreciate that. Some FReepers are more adept at posting stuff than others. I guess I’m an “other”. LOL! :>}
MASON: Goldwater insists it’s not a sales gimmick. The older Archie will not magically be reborn.
GOLDWATER: Archie is not a superhero. Bullets don’t bounce off his chest. He’s a human being.
MASON: But Archie will have an afterlife as his old teenage self, and in a new zombie comic that’s become the series’ bestseller. Anthony Mason, CBS News, New York.
So without the Death of Archie, there is no Zombie Archie for the afterlife comics.
Does Zombie Archie seek revenge on the “homophobic gun nut” who murdered him?
To have Casper the friendly ghost, there must be Casper the dead little boy.
LOL! Thanks for that.
Hahahah Well done
Leave it to libtards to screw everything up with their perverted agenda
Isn’t Casper the ghost of Richie Rich?
My guess is that plummeting sales killed Archie.
what does one call “Archie” without Archie?
........as soon as I ran into the word “gay”, as always, I quit reading.........!
Who stalks a gay man? Usually an ex-boyfriend.
Betty could have given birth and put the baby up for adoption.
Mr. Goldwater is a drama queen.
I outgrew Archie at around third grade.
I’m glad he didn’t take a “flesh bullet” from behind.
It seems like just about everything nowadays has a political statement.
Why is Archie getting shot, and saves his homosexual friend in the process?? Why is it the homosexual, of all of the characters, who gets saved?
Why do so many TV shows have homosexual characters nowadays? And why are those characters invariably cast in only a positive light???
Why are clergy on TV frequently presented in a negative way?
None of this is coincidence. Liberals are now to the level of using comic books to indoctrinate people.
I read Archie comics when I was young, many years ago. I fondly remember the adventures of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie Mantle, Jughead. I remember Miss Grundy and Mr. Weatherbee from Riverdale High School.
At the risk of nostalgia clouding memory, I certainly don’t remember any political statements being made about social/political issues, such as they have decided to do with homosexuality nowadays.
In 1975, there were probably twenty-five million Americans who knew Richie Rich and Archie. Today? I’d put the number closer to 200,000.
If you go browse around the internet, the Archie company won’t even discuss current readership...which might be a red-flag that they are way down on monthly sales.
To bring the numbers up? Well...honestly....Archie would have to take a bullet for a gay Hispanic guy from the Ozarks who really wants Jughead bad, drives a black Camaro, cleans Veronica’s Mom’s car every Saturday while wearing spandex, and is a re-re-reborn Christian but won’t admit it in public.
Seriously, I just can’t imagine any eleven-year-old kid today....reading Archie unless they are stuck at Grandma’s house for the summer and she’s buying this comic book stuff in discount from the local grocery.
I garon-dam-tee that the demographic committing the 'gun violence' in this country has no clue what an 'Archie' is and will never see Jon Goldwater's social lesson. This is merely preening for leftist status as king of the moral hill. "Gaze upon me for I am more moral than thee."
That raises a good question. Who is the audience this bunch is trying to reach? I can’t believe kids would be attracted to stuff like this. Who exactly is buying this?
There have been so many instances of comics pushing the PC-agenda, but this really crosses over into a kind of ham-fisted propaganda that just doesn’t seem, at its core, innately “American” anymore.
Archie is an iconic character, one of the first cultural manifastations of “teen” culture (although Henry Aldrich precedes him by a few years), which really didn’t exist before the 1940s. Even in the 60s/70s and perhaps 80s, it was a strip that reflected nothing but a sense of innocuous, “carefree” humor. That was virtually its reason for being. Now being used as a platform for a truly sick political/social agenda is a reversal of everything it once represented.
It really is depraved, what’s happening to the culture.
Until they transform her into a comic version of Sandra Fluke. Or a dyke.
I feel sorry for the ww2 generation. You fought for a society that would eventually turn around and spit on everything you held dear. Patriotism is seen as brutish. Christianity is talked of as narrow minded. The idea of a family environment is thought of as an antiquated idea.
And now even icons of the post-war era have been debased into political props.
That loss of the cultural war in the 60s may well have been the most devastating loss America ever suffered.
His “friend” is a gay married military man against guns.
No agenda. Nope. Nosiree!
This is NOT the Archie of old.
Yeah, but then planned parenthood wouldnt have gotten paid.
Archie takes a Protein Torpedo in the bum.
Instead of making their own dirty comic book, the Left bought a conservative comic and corrupted it.
This is what they are going for with the Boy Scouts, etc.
They want to destroy anything good and clean.
With sexy man arms.
“I feel sorry for the ww2 generation”.
Is it just possible that because the ww2 generation came home and busted they’re buns for family & country but ignored what was going on politically and socially here helped to create the problem? I was born in 1940 and believe this to be true. My mother comes from a family of 11 of which five men served in the war. My father came from a family of six of which four men served. They were all so wrapped up in the opportunity to improve family life that they forgot what they fought for. If we were in that position we probably would have done the same. I am not trying to lay blame here but am trying to figure things out.
A more likely ending would be Archie dying of AIDS complications, getting HIV infection during a homosexual rape
Just like Michelle Antoinette.
True, but let’s remember they voted for the Kennedys, LBJ, “The Great Society” decades of Dem dominated Congresses . . . and spoiled their Baby Boomer kids.
Then pooh-poohed the Drug Culture, porn, abortion, “affirmative action” (i.e. quotas), big spending, etc. Also the “justices” were from that generation.
A Great Generation, for sure, but they too had their issues, one that have been comin home to roost
Is this a spoof? They are actually having Archie killed off by an anti-gay stalker? So they are ending Archie comic books, or will Archie be resurrected like Jesus? If he is resurrected, will he then sit at the right hand of the Father to judge the living and the dead?
It ain’t rape if he’s willing.
It’s becoming clear: Christians are rapidly being forced to choose sides in a way they never have before in the USA. Paganism is becoming mandatory in this culture, and Obama has hit the gas pedal.