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  • 'Archie vs. Sharknado' comic to surface in July

    04/20/2015 4:22:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | april 17, 2015 | ethan sacks
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the comic store... Archie Comics announced Friday that it would pit its freckled, red-headed boy next door against a maelstrom of toothy proportions in time for the July 22 release of "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" The forecast for the single-issue "Archie vs. Sharknado" mash-up calls for the fearsome fish to rain down just as the students of Riverdale High start summer break. "It's Sharknado, people will die," "Sharknado 3" director Anthony C. Ferrante, who penned the comic, told The Daily News, "And if we tell the story really...
  • Comic Character Archie to Die Taking Bullet for Gay Friend Pushing Gun Control

    07/15/2014 2:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/14
    On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics' first openly gay character."
  • Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

    07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    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,...
  • COMICS: Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control

    07/14/2014 11:06:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | AllahPundit
    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 …...
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent “Life With Archie” series. “We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the character’s impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT · by MissTed · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/14 | Henry Hanks
    Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series. The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie...
  • Female CEO claims she can't be liable for sexually harassing employees because they are WHITE MEN

    12/02/2013 7:23:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Mark Duell and Daily Mail Reporter
    The female CEO of Archie Comics, who has been accused of sexual harassment by five employees says she can't be guilty of the accusations - because her employees are all white men. Nancy Silberkeit argues in legal filings that the employees who are suing aren't from a 'protected class' of people - and therefore their claims of harassment aren't legally viable. Silberkeit is accused of repeatedly shouting 'Penis!' at the employees and also referring to them as the male organ instead of their names.

    06/02/2013 6:21:21 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 23 replies ^ | Jun. 1, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV’s groundbreaking 1970s comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family, her children said Saturday. Little known to the public before “All In the Family,” she co-starred with Carroll O’Connor in the top-rated CBS sitcom about an unrepentant bigot, the wife he churlishly but fondly called “Dingbat,” their daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) and liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead (Rob...
  • Archie Comics gets first gay kiss with openly gay character Kevin Keller

    05/20/2013 12:05:01 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 37 replies ^ | May 21, 2013 | Staff
    IT'S just a quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate's diner, drawing the ire of at least one disapproving Riverdale mom. The woman "gets very offended and kind of pitches a bit of a fit," said Dan Parent, who writes and draws the issue, Kevin Keller No. 10 that is released Aug. 7. "Kevin is kind of used to that, but Veronica records the whole thing and of course uploads it...
  • Occupy Wall Street Marches in new Archie Comics edition

    08/14/2012 3:17:34 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-14-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Yes, occupy was a fabrication to counter the grassroots movement of the Tea Party but Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM predicts they will be thrown back out into the media by liberals one more time before the 2012 Presidential election. In this episode Dr. Ibbetson talks about Occupy in the new addition of "Archie" comics.
  • Comic book hosts ‘gay’ wedding.ACLU among groups celebrating soldier 'marrying' his therapist

    01/08/2012 4:42:09 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 1+ views
    world net daily ^ | 1-8-12 | Drew Zahn
    “Life with Archie No. 16″ hits newsstands next week, featuring the interracial, same-sex wedding of character Lt. Kevin Keller, a white American soldier wounded in Iraq, and Clay Walker, the black physical therapist who helped him recover. Archie Comics CEO Jonathan Goldwater told CNN it’s part of a concerted effort to make Archie Andrews’ universe mirror the diversity and complexity of today’s world
  • Archie Comics Announces Gay Character Will Marry -- Will Anyone Object?

    09/15/2011 10:18:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/15/2011 | Greg Norman
    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,...
  • Archie Comics’ First Gay Wedding

    09/14/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Beelding Cool ^ | September 14, 2011 | Rich Johnston
    Can you believe such a comic book could have existed from Archie Comics just a few years ago? In Life With Archie #16, which looks at the world of a twenty-somthing Archie cast has recently created gay character Kevin Keller returning from war to get married to his partner in Riverdale. And everyone turns up to the ceremony… just as Archie is separating from his wife, Veronica. Is this proof that gay marriage does destroy traditional marriage after all? Written by Paul Kupperburg, drawn by Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith with a cover from Batman’s...
  • Christ's 'True Face' Relic Found in Tenn. Thief's Closet

    08/22/2011 5:17:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-6-11 | Anugrah Kumar
    Police in a small Tennessee town have salvaged a rare painting of supposedly the true face of Jesus from a thief who was trying to sell it to a church. The 150-year-old painting, a Catholic relic based on the “Veil of Veronica,” had been stolen and dumped in a closet for years by a thief, identified as Kelly Ghormley, before she approached a church in Madisonville to sell it, Daily Mail reported Friday. According to legend, when a follower named Veronica from Jerusalem encountered Jesus on the way to Calvary and wiped sweat off His face with her veil, Christ’s...
  • Archie Comics Bigshot -- Accused of '[sexual]' Taunting

    07/10/2011 9:46:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    © 2011 EHM Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. ^ | 7/8/2011 11:20 AM PDT | by TMZ Staff
    Archie Comics Publications has filed legal papers against co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit -- claiming she has a history of bullying and sexually harassing employees ... According to the lawsuit, filed yesterday in NY, several employees have lodged complaints about Nancy's "offensive" behavior ... including one time in 2009, when she barged into a meeting and "pointed to each [attendee] and said, '[clinically descriptive term for the male reproductive organ]' and then walked out." Nancy allegedly pulled the same "[clinically descriptive term for the male reproductive organ]" stunt again in 2010 -- but this time she also screamed out, "My [slang for...
  • “Archie” Brings Obama and Palin Together, Does More Uniting Than the Real Uniter We Elected

    01/13/2011 3:55:02 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 9 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 12, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Considering how often left-wing propaganda infiltrates our popular culture, it’s only fair that we acknowledge entertainment media that opts to remain above the fray. You may have heard about one such example: the current Archie story arc in which the comic-book world’s most beloved teenagers cross paths with Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. ComicsAlliance has a new preview of the latest issue’s first five pages, which cast the political powerhouses in some of the least partisan light they’ve ever been under.
  • Archie Comics covers with Sarah Palin and Odumbo

    09/27/2010 4:39:01 PM PDT · by max americana · 21 replies
    O-liitico ^ | sept 26, 2010 | patrick gavin
    It was revealed earlier this month that Archie Comics had put President Barack Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the cover of 'Archie' issues #616 and #617. On the first cover we peeked, the two pols are featured looking downright friendly: Obama and Palin share a milkshake, prompting Archie to declare, "Wow, I guess *anything's* possible!" Inside, Obama and Palin get involved with Riverdale High's student government election, in which Archie is running against Reggie. But, lest you think the comic book is all mush, POLITICO has learned that the company is set to announce two covers on...
  • In Archie, Obama vs. Palin

    09/28/2010 6:34:43 AM PDT · by warpsmith · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/27/10 | Patrick Gavin
    It was revealed earlier this month that Archie Comics had put President Barack Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the cover of 'Archie' issues #616 and #617. On the first cover we peeked, the two pols are featured looking downright friendly: Obama and Palin share a milkshake, prompting Archie to declare, "Wow, I guess *anything's* possible!" Inside, Obama and Palin get involved with Riverdale High's student government election, in which Archie is running against Reggie. But, lest you think the comic book is all mush, POLITICO has learned that the company is set to announce two covers on...
  • Archie Comics announces new gay character

    04/23/2010 7:25:16 AM PDT · by greatplains · 50 replies · 1,816+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/23/10 | By the CNN Wire Staff
    Riverdale High School, the stomping ground of comic book legend Archie Andrews, will open its doors to its first openly gay student. Kevin Keller will be the new student to join Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty and Reggie, Archie Comics publications announced Thursday. "The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics co-CEO. Kevin will make his entrance in the comic book in...
  • Archie's Riverdale high school gets openly gay student, Kevin Keller

    04/23/2010 6:47:21 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 35 replies · 1,035+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 22nd, 2010 | Ethan Sacks
    Gee whiz, Archie! Riverdale High School, the stomping grounds of comic books' favorite teen and his friends, is opening its doors to an openly gay student - a first in the 69-year history of the character. "We're trying to reflect society and we're just trying to show Riverdale is a diverse place," says Dan Parent, the artist-writer behind the series. Kevin Keller makes his debut in September in "Veronica" No. 202, on sale in September, as a hunky new kid who catches the raven-haired vixen's eye. Though Veronica is used to getting her way, she's finally run up against a...
  • What's New, Pussycats? (Archie dates Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats?)

    01/10/2010 5:20:54 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 17 replies · 1,233+ views
    Two of the greatest bands in comic book history hook up like never before when Josie and the Pussycats come to town to tour with The Archies. However, more than music is made on one starry night outside Archie's home, when there's a kiss that could change Riverdale forever. Is it possible that the pure-hearted, red-haired lead of The Archies is really falling in love with Valerie, the beautiful bassist/songwriter of Josie and the Pussycats? What will happen to Betty and Veronica? "It Starts with a Kiss" is the beginning of a tale to be continued. Don't miss out while...
  • Fan mad about Archie engaging Veronica sells comic

    08/14/2009 3:29:00 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 864+ views ^ | JAMIE STENGLE
    DALLAS – When comic book store owner Dave Luebke heard that after 67 years, the carrot-topped everyman of the comic world, Archie, was proposing to va-va-voomy rich girl Veronica instead of girl-next-door Betty, he decided to protest by selling his copy of the series' rare first issue. Luebke's Archie Comics No. 1 sold for $38,837...
  • Archie robot wants to helps humans despite creepy appearance

    07/22/2009 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 647+ views ^ | July 22, 2009
    Though it may look crude on its surface, the fact is that the Archie robot is the result of a lot of hard work by researchers at the Vienna University of Technology in concert with the University of Manitoba. Created as a humanoid robot, Archie was designed to assist humans with routine tasks such as cleaning, playing games and cooking. Although the creators hope to one day offer the Archie robot to the public, they will probably want to wait until a more advanced, aesthetically pleasing version is completed, especially since the price tag is a whopping 15,000 Euros ($21,082)....
  • Dallas McKennon 1919-2009 (legendary voice for Gumby, Archie Andrews, Ben Franklin, Disney films)

    07/15/2009 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 970+ views
    Toon Zone ^ | 7/14/09 | dtemplar
    Dallas McKennon 1919-2009By dtemplar 07-14-2009, 11:26 PM Cartoon Brew reports that Dallas McKennon, the legendary voice of the claymation icon Gumby as well as the voice of Archie Andrews in the Archie cartoons for Filmation died today. He was 89. McKennon was a voice actor for several Disney films, including Lady & the Tramp, Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmations, and Bedknobs & Broomsticks. He also voiced in Disneyland attractions such as Benjamin Franklin in EPCOT's American Adventure, and Zeke in the Country Bear Jamboree. He also played Cincinnatus in the live-action Daniel Boone series, and as a gas station...
  • Comic book shocker!: Archie proposes to Veronica

    05/30/2009 10:45:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 1,930+ views
    popwatch. ^ | May 27, 2009 | Sean Smith
    And we thought Brangelina vs.Jennifer was shocking. Archie Andrews, the beloved, freckled protagonist of the Archie comic books has been roiled in a romantic love triangle for the past 67 years between blonde, pretty, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich, spoiled, brunette beauty, Veronica Lodge. It always seemed, to me at least, that Archie's heart and future lay with Betty, and that Veronica was just a fantasy, an infatuation. But lo and behold, in issue #600 of the Archie comic, arriving in comic book stores in July, Archie proposes to Veronica in a jewelry store, while a tearful Betty and dazed...
  • Wedding of the Century: Archie to Wed Veronica, Not Betty!

    05/29/2009 12:03:37 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies · 1,865+ views
    Archie is planning to propose to long-time girlfriend Veronica, but fans and all of Riverdale is asking: What about Betty? The Betty-Archie-Veronica love triangle has gone on for more than 65 years and as these eternal high schoolers have moved through college and are now starting to act like adults. "It's the milestone 600th issue and we're serving up the Archie story of the century as Archie marries Veronica!" Archie Comics publisher reports on its Web site . Veronica, on her blog (yes, blog), writes : "I am so excited, I am getting Married to Archie. There is so much...
  • Georgia Candidate Loses Re-Election Bid After Transgender Complaint

    12/05/2007 12:00:44 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies · 992+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/05/07 | FoxNews
    RIVERDALE, Ga. — A transgender city council member lost a re-election bid in a runoff Tuesday after a lawsuit that claimed she tried to fool voters by running as a woman. Michelle Bruce said that even though a judge dismissed the lawsuit the day before the vote, the suit served its intended purpose. "It was a personal attack," said Bruce, who was seeking a second term. "It was aimed at getting me out." Bruce got 223 votes, compared to 308 votes for Wayne Hall, election returns showed. Bruce, 46, landed one of Riverdale's four council seats in 2003 after running...
  • Joe Edwards, longtime Archie comics artist, dies at 85

    02/14/2007 3:55:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies · 274+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 14 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Joe Edwards, an artist who worked on the 1942 debut issue of Archie comics, has died. He was 85. Edwards also created the character Li'l Jinx. He died on February first at his Long Island home after years of treatment for heart problems, according to his son, Todd Edwards of North Babylon. A Manhattan native, Edwards served in the Army during World War II, illustrating training manuals. While based in Italy, he drew animated cartoons warning of minefields around Naples. Todd Edwards says his father always carried a sketch pad and would delight doctors and...
  • Archie and Riverdale Get a New Look (Betty, Veronica Now Look More Like Paris and Brittany)

    12/16/2006 3:08:33 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 25 replies · 1,187+ views
    Newsarama ^ | 12/16/2006 | Matt Brady
    With more than 60 years of a certain... shall we say, style behind them, Archie, Betty, Veronica, and the whole Riverdale gang will be getting a new look in 2007, courtesy of artist Steven Butler. Rather than moving to a manga style, which has worked on Sabrina by Tania del Rio, this change will move the art towards a more contemporary comic book style, more realistic, and less cartoony. The move, an Archie Comics representative told Newsarama, is a continuing experiment and exploration with the characters, showcasing not only their timlessness, but theur adaptability as well. The first of the...
  • Archie Jefferson may have sought port deal in Africa (felon brother of William Jefferson D-La)

    10/23/2006 5:44:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 684+ views
    NOLA ^ | 10/23/06 | Gordon Russell
    Archie Jefferson may have sought port deal in Africa2001 draft of letter was forwarded to FBI Monday, October 23, 2006 By Gordon Russell The iGate telecommunications deal, as sketched in documents made public as part of the FBI's probe of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, is not the only time the congressman's family appears to have taken an interest in African investment opportunities. Among documents forwarded to the FBI, but not made public, is the draft of a letter in the name of the congressman's brother, Archie Jefferson, dated a year before he launched plans for a New Orleans dialysis clinic....
  • 'All in the Family' celebrates 35 years

    01/12/2006 1:22:30 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 114 replies · 1,848+ views
    SHAFTSBURY— Norman Lear says "All in the Family" remains alive and well - at least in his spirit - after all these years. It was 35 years ago today that Lear's show first aired on CBS. The comedy series featured a character named Archie Bunker, a bigoted, working-class, family man from Queens, N.Y. Bunker constantly squabbled with his family about the important issues of the day. "It took three years to get it on the air," Lear said of the show in a phone interview Wednesday from his Los Angeles home. "I think about that journey and it was a...
  • Who will cherish freedom more? Iraq or Iran?

    07/09/2003 3:09:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies · 238+ views
    Freedom will now slowly but surely make its way into Iran, and into an already liberated Iraq. Which country will cherish that freedom? Which country will now protect it, love it, and more importantly keep it? If you earn something yourself then you are more likely to value that which you have earned. If something is given to you then that entity which gave you that which you desired will value it more than you. Such is the case in Iran and Iraq. The Iraqi's were only able to overthrow their own government when we gave them their freedom. The...
  • Could Frasier Crane be the new Archie Bunker?

    07/07/2003 7:26:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies · 516+ views
    Carol O' Connor was a well known liberal. Carol collaborated with Norman Lear to create Archie Bunker. An irritable racist bigot Republican. Everything the liberals would love you to believe about Republicans. We know better than to believe that lie. The liberal movement of the 60's and 70's is over folks. The movement that produced classics such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons is done with. The 60's and 70's also produced liberal musicians like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Tom Petty. Liberals infected our society like a virus. The schools, the colleges, the songs on the radio....