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A Sign Of The Times - A Gay Interracial Wedding In Archie Comics

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act January 9, 2012 at 2:25PM

I don't know really what's more shocking: a gay interracial marriage in an Archie comic book, or the fact that they're still putting out Archie comic books.
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I don't know really what's more shocking: a gay interracial marriage in an Archie comic book, or the fact that they're still putting out Archie comic books.

The big news today is that in the next issue of Archie Comics, the plotline centers on the wedding between Kevin Keller, a gay character who regularly appears in the comics, and his long time black companion Cary Walker.

According to Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, the couple first met at a military hospital which will be revealed in flashback in the plotline.

As for the controversy this will no doubt get, the writer of the storyline Dan Parent said that: "the world of Riverdale has to refelct comtemporary culture and to show it is an accepting, diverse place. And that's why Kevin is important, to show that everybody is welcome in this all-American town we're embraced for over 70 years" (WOW! you mean Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead are all over 70 years old? Who's their surgeon?)

So how you feel about this? Do you agree with Dan Parent that comics, even Archive, must reflect society as it exists in the real world?

Or do you believe that this is just another example of the degradation of our culture? And of course... what about the childen? Is this another attempt by the evil socialst Obama Adminatration to turn our children gay?

Tell us what you say.

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