Thursday, April 22, 2010

Riverdale Welcomes Diversity

If you're not too familiar with Riverdale High and the fun loving boyish antics of Archie and Jughead...perhaps now would be a good time to check out Archie Comics! Recently, this traditional staple of American comic books (established in 1939), has expanded it's horizons and brought the changing world right into the comic setting of Riverdale!

Recently, the folks at Archie Comic's shook things up when they made the decision to explore the subject of interracial dating, by bringing in Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats to be Archie's new girlfriend. For those of you who don't follow this sort of thing- Valerie is an African American character. (This issue was released just yesterday!)

Well, they're at it again- later this year they'll be introducing a whole new character... KEVIN!!

Check out writer/artist Dan Parent talk about the some of the new things you can expect to see at Riverdale this Summer:

Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics Co-CEO said of this breaking news:

"The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books"

Thanks for keeping it real Archie Comics!

-Vignette-Noelle Lammott, Fish out of Water Blog Commentator -

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