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Archie comics’ gay marriage issue out today

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  1. GingerlyColors 11 Jan 2012, 12:59pm

    Wow! We have come a long way! Not only is the marriage a same sex one but a mixed race one as well. Back in the 1960’s the idea of a mixed-race marriage between a man and a woman was considered taboo and an episode of Star Trek got banned when Captain Kirk kissed Lieutenant Uhuru. Good luck to Kevin and Clay and I wish you happiness for the rest of your lives!

    1. It would be interesting to know if there have ever been any other mixed-race couples in Archie‘s history.Does anyone know?

      1. GingerlyColors 12 Jan 2012, 6:48am

        Interesting point!

  2. Suddenly Last Bummer 11 Jan 2012, 1:27pm

    Ok, who the f–k is still reading Archie comics?

    1. Spanner of course!

    2. GingerlyColors 12 Jan 2012, 6:49am

      Who read Archie in the UK anyway? Here we have the Beano and the Dandy. And the Viz Comic!

    3. Big Gay Bob 12 Jan 2012, 10:13am

      Totally agree, comics are fo the most part a dead art that don’t attract the followers that they did 60 years ago. Today, the internet is full of a lot more interesting things (*porn*).

      1. Wrong, Big Gay Bob. You obviously haven’t been to a comic book shop lately. True, they don’t sell in the numbers they once did, but hundreds of titles are published every year, and the graphic novel market has grown, as well. You can spend all your time watching porn if you want to, but please be aware that the world is passing you by as you do so.

  3. While it’s nice, it does seem to be a lot going on in one issue. Look! He’s decided to be just like dad! He’s joining the military! Oh no, he’s injured! He builds a whole friendship with his doctor! He’s in a relationship! Look! It’s also a biracial relationship! With someone much older! Oh, while you blinked, you missed: He’s getting married! Shouldn’t some of this have been spread out at least into more than one volume? Can’t he be shown dating like all his peers?

    1. While I understand what you’re saying, Archie has never been a place for in depth story lines. But yes, it would be nice to see this stretched out.

      I have yet to read these issues, ive been reading Archie since I was a kid and this is exciting.

  4. “Spandex, the Brighton-based comic following trans crime fighter Liberty and Wonder Woman-esque lesbian Diva as they take on villains including a 50ft lesbian attacking the city.”
    Ahhh, so THAT was the ‘threat to humanity’ the pope was referring to. Did she get married? ;)

  5. 11 Jan 2012, 3:51pm

    The old Dutch comic series Sjors & Sjimmie in the early sixties made me always wonder if they were just “friends”, even at under age! Of course, I also wanted to see a black pippi too! ;)

  6. Get ready for the Christians to go even crazier than they are about 2 men who love each other and get married, even if it is a cartoon. On top of that it is mixed-race and with a black man and we all know how homophobic the black Christians are about gays, they will not even do anything but attack gays while their people die by the millions of AIDS because they will not talk about the problem. Most likely they are not educated about the real HIV/AIDS problems and the white Christian people who have enslaved them for so long will not teach them but only use them like they have always done as tools to make more trouble for all LGBT people.

  7. Peter
    This is amazing. I’ve always loved Archie Comics and now they’ve proved just how good and ‘connected’ with the world they are. Brilliant US comic and excellent storyline. Really hope they keep the gay couple in the storylines longterm.

  8. jamestoronto 11 Jan 2012, 6:05pm

    I personally would not knock any positive image that goes out there whether in the form of a great movie, a role model or a comic book character. The chatter would be a lot different if we were being demonised.

  9. I bought Archie comics for a short time when I was maybe about 10yrs old, I seem to remember it was always quite a camp high school world anyway but no out gay characters.
    There was one character named Butch who was a hunky sports jock and the geek Jughead, Reggie was kind of handsome plus the lovely Betty and Veronica who got all the guys, things seem to have changed for the better.
    I don’t suppose Archie himself will be trying any experimentation, he and Jughead were always very close so they probably tried it ages ago.

  10. David Myers 12 Jan 2012, 11:36pm

    Kudos to Archie Comics! Its been a long long time since I read them, but I’m seriously thinking about returning to them, especially if they continue to include gay/lesbian characters. They are taking their place (along with “Glee”) in “popular media” as great and principled trend setters. I want to help boost their sells of the gay marriage issue.

  11. What I like is that while all this is going on, Jughead still just wants to eat the cake.

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