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Starting a new thing where I cover the more positive sides of comics, as opposed to my Cringeworthy Comicbook Moments many angles of squick.

First up! A bit of news that seems to have been overshadowed by the Watchmen Prequel news...

It seems that in yet another of Archie's alternate futures (blimey, he's going to be edging in on the X-Men's turf at this rate, with a post-apocalypic Age of Moose or something) it seems that he'll be marrying and having a child with Valerie from Josie and the Pussy Cats.

The two first had a brief relationship back in 2010, where they bonded over their mutual love of music, leading to the company's first interracial kiss.

Over at Comics Alliance they cover the subject of Archie and their new progressive view in more detail,
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/02/01/archie-marries-valerie-baby-interracial-marriage/



I know that this is at least partially a publicity stunt (the other companies don't seem to make much fuss when it comes to mixed race relationships, they just happen as characterisation or stories requires, for example Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Walley West and Linda Park etc. etc.) but still, it's nice to see Archie catch up with the 21st century a bit at a time, so I thought that this might be a good place to start.

Date: 2012-02-02 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
So conflicted...

On one hand, this thing, and the Kevin Keller stuff's been cool to see.

On the other hand, it's getting to the point where it feels like Archie's trying WAY too hard to get attention. If the other rumor that came out on Bleeding Cool is true, then that's the point where they've officially gone overboard.

Date: 2012-02-02 01:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Yeah, that's about the only alternate reality they haven't touched upon.

Date: 2012-02-02 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
THAT'S the issue of Archie I'd buy.

Date: 2012-02-02 07:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
That rumour being...

Date: 2012-02-02 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Two words: Occupy Riverdale.

I know, it's Bleeding Cool--but considering all the things they've done, including having Palin and Obama in a comic at one point, I don't see this being completely impossible, and I'm sure the press release is at the ready.

Date: 2012-02-02 08:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
And why is Occupy Riverdale beyond the pale?

Date: 2012-02-02 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Mostly, I just don't get the reason why it's needed or why it would happen there. Riverdale's supposed to be a small town, and from what I've seen, any major Occupy movement's mostly been in huge ones like New York or DC.

It also just...feels desperate. Things like Kevin Keller and Valerie didn't have this as much, because that is genuinely things that are around us in our everyday lives. Doing this just feels like the company's jumping around and screaming "Hey! Hey! Look at us! We're modern and relevant now! Pleeeeeeeeeeese look at us!"

Of course, that's all IMO.

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