Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jughead

I read Archie Comics when I was a kid. Found them very amusing.  One of the nice things about them was they had nothing to do with the real world.  Things have changed.

A while ago it was announced Archie would die.  Already I don't get it.  What is the purpose of killing off a beloved character, particularly one who doesn't fight crime? Back when I read it his biggest problems was fixing his jalopy so he could get to the malt shop on time, only to find he didn't have enough money to buy Veronica a sundae.

Apparently the Archie comics have become more politically aware, which almost ensures they're not worth reading.  So how will he die?  Global warming?  Texting while driving?  No, it's even worse--it's as if someone tried to come up with a plot that piles one politically correct cliché upon another, guaranteeing not even a sliver of intelligence or entertainment:

Archie will die protecting his gay friend from a gunshot.  But there's more--the gunman is attempting the assassination because he doesn't like Archie's friend's views on gun control.

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,” Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO told the Associated Press.  “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 dead. Long live Riverdale.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought Reggie was the gay one

1:52 PM, July 15, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, who did Archie hang out with all the time? Jughead. It's pretty obvious they had something going. And when they wanted some rough trade they'd call on Moose.

For that matter, it's pretty obvious Big Ethel was a tranny. Or is that politically incorrect nowadays?

4:30 PM, July 15, 2014  

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