4/23/10

Not exactly what I expected.



This article surprised me. Mostly because they're introducing a new character.

My money would have been on Jughead coming out of the closet. Although come to think of it, I probably wasn't the only kid out there hoping for Betty and Veronica to hook up.

The whole article reminded me of this old Betty and Me comic:



Ah, simpler times. Have a great weekend, everyone!


14 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Archie and the Gang kind of look like Zach and the Saved By the Bell Gang.......Gay character and all.

    ~~Lindsay

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  2. I think it's the other way around!

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  3. Poor Jughead. Now he'll have to fend off the advances of Kevin too.

    I'll bet readership would have skyrocketed if it was Betty or Veronica announced as gay.

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  4. oops. talk about a "slip of the tongue"...or was it?

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  5. My money was always on Reggie coming out- he was always too pretty and worried about clothes

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  6. As if I even knew that gay people existed then.

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  7. Wait, they still have Archie comics? Nice that they are making them up-to-date, if such a thing is possible. It's Archie comics!

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  8. I didn't know they still made Archie comics either! I guess Veronica will have to come forward as being Hep C + to keep it really current.

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  9. But Veronica just recently married Archie, much to Betty's dismay. Or did that all turn out to be a Dallas style dream season?

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  10. graygrrrl, good point. I think you're right about Reggie. But jughead is the one wearing the "chick magnet" shirt, so my thought was he's overcompensating.

    Lickety, I didn't either...but we did find porn mags in the wood sometimes that showed girl/girl. We never put two and two together and realized it could also hold true for men.

    Blissed, yeah I was surprised too.

    Alli, I had the same thought. I figure it won't be long until someone's having an abortion or is addicted to meth.

    Buck, you know much more about the current state of affairs in Riverdale than I do. I'm glad Archie ended up with Veronica. She was always the hotter one.

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  11. What's next, Veronica pole dancing at The Stag Club wearing a red wig?

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  12. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Why is it that only Jughead has a nose that looks like a weener. I ain't sayin nothin, but it strikes me as an odd anatomical feature.

    Love your blog, JV - even though it makes me feel very jealous and inadequate as a writer.

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  13. I like the idea of a gay comic book character in Archie, but think that they should go all out and have racist skinheads, crack whores, white slavers and Muslim terrorists.

    Yeah, I would buy that! LOL!

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  14. I like how they say Archie always tries to be "inclusive" but you never see fat girls that aren't joke-characters or disabled people that don't provide "aren't you lucky to not be disabled" lessons (other than the PSAs from the Cerebral Palsy Association).

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