Archie Comics are just Thuper!

In a move no one expected, nor would have noticed if not for the fact that the media made some kind of deal out of it, Archie Comics will be introducing a gay character. This has brought out many fascinating comments running the gambit from Riverdale being the new Sodom and Gomorrah to "They still make Archie comics?" Then of course we can fondly remember the bit from Kevin Smith's CHASING AMY about Archie and Jughead being lovers and the hilarity that ensued.

I love the comments. The outrage of it all. This will be the destruction of civilization as we know it. We can't have a guy who likes guys in an Archie Comic! You know what that leads to? Bestiality! We all should have seen this coming. In fact, if you check the Mayan calendar, this is listed right on there. May. 2010. Archie Comics. Gay guy. Next stop: apocalypse.

What will this really mean in the long run? Absolutely nothing. 99% of the people outraged by this will have forgotten about it by next weekend. Speaking as a guy who has read comics his entire life and loves the medium, this is not a big deal. Its not like they made one of the classic characters suddenly gay. If that were the case, I'd be miffed. But its not. Its a new kid at school. On a scale of 1 to 10 of how big a deal this is, its squat.

Seriously, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is an Archie comic? Where's the outrage over the practicing Wiccans in Riverdale? Riverdale had Wiccans LONG before Sunnydale. Grab the torches and pitchforks.

So yet again, the masses are asses, and this is much ado about nothing.

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