FOF #2015 – Archie Dies

Jul 17, 2014 · 93563 views

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In the latest issue of the comic book Life with Archie, the happy-go-lucky ginger from Riverdale, dies taking a bullet for his gay best friend, Kevin Keller.

Today, Archie Comics artist and writer Dan Parent, who broke the news about the first gay character in Riverdale on this podcast, talks about Archie’s shocking death and the future of gun control.

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  1. Bryce says:

    I grew up reading the Archie comics. I’m 29 years old and I am pleased to see that Archie and blonde Betty and bitchy Veronica and goofy Jughead and closet case Reggie are still relevant. Having openly gay characters in a series that is deemed to be very wholesome by most people’s standards is very progressive. I enjoyed Dan Parent. He is very knowledgeable on the topic and he’s not bad on the eyes either. I love episodes like these. It appeals to my inner geek. Once again another great episode by Uncle Fausto and Uncle Marc! Love you guys. XOXO.

    • Love you back Bryce! I grew up reading Archie comics too, and part of my fascination as a little gay Puerto Rican boy was thinking that there were happy little towns in America where everyone got along despite their differences. Obviously it was a BIT of a fantasy, but it gave me a lot of hope when I was a kid, and was a great escape.

      In some ways it does make me sad they killed Archie, even if it’s a “virtual” death. Iconic comic book characters can never die, just develop alternative story lines.

  2. Bryce says:

    OMG! Your Reese Rideout voice. LMAO!

  3. Colby says:

    I have been loving Afterlife With Archie- Riverdale High’s cheerleaders are in a secret lesbian relationship, Cheryl Blossom is in love with her brother, and Kevin Keller is Katniss-ing every zombie they see with his bow and arrow.

    Jughead is the head zombie- his insatiable appetite has been translated to BRAINS.

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