posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 06:48 AM
So long time American comic book hero Archie will be murdered this week. He dies saving his new gay anti-gun best friend from a crazed gunman. The
comic publisher isn't saying who the crazed gunman is and isn't saying anything about him or her. But I can guess what is coming ....
Archie to be Shot Saving Gay Friend in Comic Book
Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's
installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews'
death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale
Keller's character first joined Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones and Reggie Mantle in the Archie Comics spin-off "Veronica" in 2010. He
later appeared in his own solo title. In "Life with Archie," Keller is a married military veteran and newly elected senator who's pushing for more gun
control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting.
Also this ... the comic publisher openly says he's trying to 'teach everyone' about 'gun violence as well as diversity'.
In recent years, deaths of high-profile comic book characters like Peter "Spider-Man" Parker and Steve "Captain America" Rogers have made
headlines and garnered intense reaction from fans. Goldwater notes that Andrews' passing isn't just a publicity stunt but also a lesson about gun
violence and a declaration of diversity in the new age of Archie Comics.
So what happened to kids comics being entertaining and fun? Now a days they are being used as political tools for the publisher. In this case,
left wing views on guns and homosexuality. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for marriage equality, but does sex stuff really belong in children's comics
like that? I'm of a different generation .... Sex, be it straight or gay or bi, is private and belongs in the bedroom and not in children's comics.
And the gun stuff .... no doubt anti-second amendment indoctrination starting early. We'll see in two days when Archie is murdered.
Like I said, I guess I'm of a different generation. This crap isn't anything like what I had in comics in the 60's. I don't consider this
entertaining. It's more like a long running adult soap opera that has issues that are inappropriate for kids. (and yes, I understand that it's not
all kids collecting comics ... my daughter is 18 and collects the Avengers type comics). I just don't like this propaganda and I don't like the
publishers thinking they have to 'teach lessons' about gun violence. Nothing I can do about it though ...
Anyways ... posted for ATS discussion.
edit on 7/14/2014 by FlyersFan because: fixed link