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Published: Monday, July 14 2014 2:11 p.m. MDT

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Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

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!

J.S
Bountiful, UT

Good thing - Jesus died for all of us, including gays. :)

Darrel
Eagle Mountain, UT

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 friend?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

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.

MrsH
Altamont, UT

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.

Brio
Alpine, UT

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.

intervention
slc, UT

@Brio
So 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?

Brio
Alpine, UT

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.

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