Comic books have, over the years, tackled tough issues woven into other story
lines. Usually this has been done in the super-hero style books, or in series
designed to tell dramatic stores based in real life or historical situations.
I have always seen Archie comics as fluff, illustrated jokes for
little kids. I was impressed when the Keven Keller character was
introduced because he reflected real-world people known to most tweens and teens
today, where they know and go to school with peers who are gay or lesbian. It
seemed edgy, but at the same time it was just funny-book reflection, no more
surprising than seeing Betty and Veronica texting or mentioning social media.
This story line, however, takes Archie to a whole new level,
exploring the hate and threats that gay men and lesbians face on a daily basis.
I not only applaud the company for this story, I will buy both issues to support
them and see how they handle the story. Bravo, Archie. I salute you!
Good thing - Jesus died for all of us, including gays. :)
Because Gays are subhuman and don't deserve the same treatment we do? Is
that why this is news? Because the friend is gay, or because Archie saved his
If only there had been more guns in archies' world; the only thing that
stops a bad drawing with a gun is a good drawing with a gun. It's farcical,
but art imitates life.
You know, that's what I liked about Archie and the gang. They WERE
fluff!Not everything has to be real life and relevant, leave us some
illusions.This is terrible news.
Honestly... would this had made the news if Archie had died saving a straight
friend?Isn't saving a friend an admirable thing, regardless of any
sexual orientation involved? As a society, many aspects of this social
issue are still being way overdone.
@BrioSo the fact that they decided to address the fact that gay people are
41.5 times as likely to be the victims of a hate crime then their straight
counterparts is overblowing this issue?
Intervention...Did I say anything about the issue being overblown,
or is that you once again reading unduly into other people's intentions and
writings... as has often happened in the past? If we want gays to be
thought of as an everyday part of society, then people have to quit creating
scenarios where they are not, and making them appear different or unusual, as
the premise to this story does, as well as the reactionary comments... such as
yours. Whenever attention is continually directed as an issue beyond a
certain point (regardless of the intention), then that issue ensues. It's a
fact. Think about it and then someday you might understand.