Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control

posted at 2:01 pm on July 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

My thoughts exactly:

We should have known. There’s campy, there’s John Waters campy, and then there’s wearing a crown to school every day.

No, actually, the gay friend here is Kevin Keller, whom they introduced back in 2010 and then married off in 2012 in the first “Archie” gay wedding. Having re-written the “boy torn between two girls” storyline eight thousand times in the past 75 years, the writers wanted something more “impactful,” to borrow an atrocious word favored by the company’s CEO. That’s understandable, but … they work for Archie comics. They’re not “impactful,” by definition. Sticking Archie Andrews in the middle of an assassination narrative is like redoing “Goofus and Gallant” so that Goofus is a meth head. When you lose the innocence, you lose part of the charm.

Coming next month to “Archie”: Betty’s forced to scrape together eight bucks for birth control when her boss cuts off coverage after the Hobby Lobby ruling.

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.

“We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said Goldwater. “That’s how we came up with the storyline of saving Kevin. He could have saved Betty. He could have saved Veronica. We get that, but metaphorically, by saving Kevin, a new Riverdale is born.”…

“Archie is not a superhero like all the rest of the comic book characters,” said Goldwater. “He’s human. He’s a person. When you wound him, he bleeds. He knows that. If anything, I think his death is more impactful because of that. We hope by showing how something so violent can happen to Archie, that we can — in some way — learn from him.”

I kinda like that they decided to kitchen-sink the “impactfulness” by making the story about gun control and about Archie’s respect for his gay friend. One or the other would have sufficed for buzz; either some random character dies in a shooting or Archie somehow dies protecting Keller. Instead, they’re grabbing hot topics by the fistful and flinging them at the wall. I wish, frankly, they would have gone way over the top and added a few more — the shooter, enraged by Israel’s actions in Gaza, is apprehended by Riverdale’s newest resident, a handsome illegal immigrant from Guatemala named Jose. Why be impactful when you can be the impactfullest?


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Meow!!!

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Libfreewhatever’s worst nightmare

lineholder on July 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Meow!!!

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Hey, Bmore! Got catnip? ;-)

lineholder on July 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Proof positive that there is absolutely nothing that liberals/progressives can’t turn into propaganda — and destroy in the process.

loveyouall on July 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Liberals ruin everything they touch, now even Archie. All liberal causes start as a “movement”, morph into a business, then dissolve into an ugly racket. Look at the life and “career” of Al “Tawana” Sharpton. Thanks for ruining American culture, demographics, finances, and comics liberals.

Whitey Ford on July 14, 2014 at 4:36 PM

It’s like Captain America railing against the Tea Party.

Comic Books are great and all, but when you pick up “X-Men” instead of Machiavelli and refer to the former as true literature, it’s embarrassing.

Nethicus on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

So Archie is about to die mixed up with a gay dude?

It’s better that way I guess. After all this time he wasn’t getting any from the girls anyway.

HotAirian on July 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Is this where we find out Archie’s best friend was Superman and Superman was, you know, gay?

Kryptonite bullets, you know.

Liberals: turning everything they touch into dog feces since Wilson was President!

victor82 on July 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Never could stand the comic strip anyway. Bring on Sgt Rock!!!!

rotorjoe on July 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Oh well, poor Veronica. There’s always Jughead!

victor82 on July 14, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Read Archie comic books over 60 years ago. I grew out of them very quickly!

As an aside though I can’t figure out if David Gregory looks more like Archie or Howdy Doody…

unaffiliated on July 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM

If you shoot and kill Archie, then you no longer have Archie comics, do you? Killing off the comic strip is really impactful.

Techster64 on July 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Oh well, poor Veronica. There’s always Jughead Betty!

victor82 on July 14, 2014 at 4:49 PM


It even impactull-er-er-est!

Is he dead yet?

Only fitting to kill off the main character before the market pulls the plug on the comic.

WHO do they think makes up their target audience?

Hollywood producers and the LGBT community?

PolAgnostic on July 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM

And ignoble end to a comic that should’ve died 30 years ago.

Zenji on July 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM

The Jacobin’s Reign of Terror lives.

faraway on July 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Does this mean Jughead finally gets to hump Betty and Veronica at the same time?

mojo on July 14, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Another industry infected by the poison of leftism. I’ve also noticed most science fiction written from the seventies on is the same way. If I have to read one more “flooded by global warming” future Earth story I will completely give up on the genre!

bigGwillie on July 14, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Never could stand the comic strip anyway. Bring on Sgt Rock!!!!

rotorjoe on July 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Dude, you are on it!
Never could stand that wimpy GI Joe guy.

AesopFan on July 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM

This is just Archie Comics grasping at relevance because all they’re really known for is serving as a training ground for future comic superstar talent.

Always have been, always will be.

mintycrys on July 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM

It’s no less dehumanizing than imagining a zygote isn’t a real person. And really, a zygote is not a person.
 
libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

 
+1, the same way children with developmental disorders like Down’s syndrome aren’t really going to be persons either, right?
 
http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/07/13/i-miss-our-missing-down-syndrome-friends/

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I stopped reading “Archie” when I grew up. Can one of you libiots tell me how many abortions Veronica has had?? Is Jughead really a leader of the Choom Gang?? Is Betty really a tranny?? Inquiring minds want to know…

bimmcorp on July 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Never could stand the comic strip anyway. Bring on Sgt Rock!!!!

rotorjoe on July 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I was a bigger fan of the ‘Haunted Tank’ growing up….

Athos on July 14, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Never could stand the comic strip anyway. Bring on Sgt Rock!!!!

rotorjoe on July 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

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Dude, you are on it!
Never could stand that wimpy GI Joe guy.

AesopFan on July 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM

.
I prefer Dilbert..
Dilbert 2

Dilbert 3

Dilbert 4

listens2glenn on July 14, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Mod-qued … : (

listens2glenn on July 14, 2014 at 5:38 PM

I’m reminded of a line from Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness:

Styles: Reality is just what we tell each other it is. Sane and insane could easily switch places if the insane were to become the majority. You would find yourself locked in a padded cell wondering what happened to the world.
Trent: Yeah, well, it wouldn’t happen to me.
Styles: Ah, it would if you realized everything you ever knew was gone. It would be pretty lonely being the last one left.

reality changed on you and you’re scrabbling at anything, everything, hoping to hold on to some shred of the life you knew before.
“It would be pretty lonely being the last one left,” indeed.

Tlaloc on July 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

JugHeadButtHurt?

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

“It would be pretty lonely being the last one left,” indeed.

Tlaloc on July 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Yup, we’re the last ones on Earth who support the 2nd Amendment, which is why all of those anti-gun laws are passing across America.

Do you even read what you post? Is this supposed to be stream-of-consciousness? You can’t be attempting rational analysis and failing this badly.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 5:45 PM

I’m reminded of a line from Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness:

Styles: Reality is just what we tell each other it is. Sane and insane could easily switch places if the insane were to become the majority. You would find yourself locked in a padded cell wondering what happened to the world. Trent: Yeah, well, it wouldn’t happen to me. Styles: Ah, it would if you realized everything you ever knew was gone. It would be pretty lonely being the last one left.

  reality changed on you and you’re scrabbling at anything, everything, hoping to hold on to some shred of the life you knew before. “It would be pretty lonely being the last one left,” indeed.
 
Tlaloc on July 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

 
Really? Weird. It reminded me more of that time that one guy was all like “Ow my balls!” and the other dude was all “Ha!” and then he was like “Hey, what’s that green thing coming up in that dirt stuff” and then they were all like “We should tell President Camancho!” and then the one guy was like “Wait, tell him what?” and then they started watching TV again.
 
But maybe some of us think Archie holds more cultural sway than others.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 5:56 PM

. . . . . reality changed on you and you’re scrabbling at anything, everything, hoping to hold on to some shred of the life you knew before. “It would be pretty lonely being the last one left,” indeed.

Tlaloc on July 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

.
“Reality” hasn’t changed … you’re perception of it is what has changed.

For reality to change, God would have to change.

God’s not changing, or going away … and I’ll never be lonely.

listens2glenn on July 14, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Yay ! . . . . . finally passed mod-que. . . . : )

listens2glenn on July 14, 2014 at 6:10 PM

A headline post is titled: How liberal love for the “border kids” could sink immigration reform. My comment:

Finally, another guy on here that is not a navel gazing Eeyore. I predict this will be a sh1tstorm tidal wave on the next 2 elections [because of the immigration issue].

8 weight on July 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM

A tsunami election. And combine this immigration issue with gay marriage and it could be a total Japanese nuke destroying tsunami election, because just like the supposed polls on amnesty or immigration reform have fully fudged it, same with the polls on gay marriage. There’s an explosive backlash waiting to happen on that issue, and we can ride a double tsunami as tons of independents and Dems that normally vote Democrat join up with us.

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Folks, be aware that this is just Archie Comics trolling ill-informed media, the same way DC and Marvel do occasionally.

The “Life With Archie” series is not the *real* Archie Comics with the kids as teenagers at Riverdale. It’s an make-believe alternative continuity set with them grown up (the comic book equivalent of a civil union) that does not impact the regular Archie story line.

Archie is not going to be “dead” (and his friend isn’t a politician) in the regular comics. This is a separate and compartmentalized set of comics, not distributed in the same channels.

Comic book companies love to give these releases to get some extra credit from the lamestream media who don’t know what they’re really talking about. (“We killed Superman!” or “Spiderman is now hispanic”). Sure, only in the alternative stories, not in the real comic continuity…

amalric on July 14, 2014 at 6:16 PM

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

And blacks in particular may join us in a tsunami election. Maybe. Because they’ve had it with Obama on immigration, and gay marriage. They may jump ship. Possibly.

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 6:18 PM

We killed Superman!

I have two unopened originals somewhere. Given to me by a vendor when we sold magazines. Last time I checked they were worth not much more than the cover price. I take that as not very much impact for the comics.

CW20 on July 14, 2014 at 6:23 PM

I’m reminded of a line from Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness:

Styles: Reality is just what we tell each other it is. Sane and insane could easily switch places if the insane were to become the majority. You would find yourself locked in a padded cell wondering what happened to the world. Trent: Yeah, well, it wouldn’t happen to me. Styles: Ah, it would if you realized everything you ever knew was gone. It would be pretty lonely being the last one left.

And now I’m reminded of everyday life in a world becoming more unrecognizable by the day. Anyone else struck by a sense of not recognizing the world around us anymore? That the ‘insane’ is becoming more ‘normal’ every day?

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM

You were okay with forcing half of this country, at gunpoint if necessary, to respect certain people as fully human, but if we tell the truth about abortion, it’s “dehumanizing” the mothers?

All of your attempts to compare abortion to black slavery is hilarious, because slavery dehumanized people out of the womb. A clear distinction. The two are not related. Especially since women *in* slavery engaged in abortion and free women did as well, during the slave era. Abortion has always been part of female knowledge.

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/97may/abortion.htm

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM

we can ride a double tsunami as tons of independents and Dems that normally vote Democrat join up with us.

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Sure. We can ride a wave of democrat lite.

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Up next: Richie Rich to start railing against ‘income inequality‘….

JustTurnRight on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

UNTIL the last third of the nineteenth century, when it was criminalized state by state across the land, abortion was legal before “quickening” (approximately the fourth month of pregnancy). Colonial home medical guides gave recipes for “bringing on the menses” with herbs that could be grown in one’s garden or easily found in the woods. By the mid eighteenth century commercial preparations were so widely available that they had inspired their own euphemism (“taking the trade”). Unfortunately, these drugs were often fatal. The first statutes regulating abortion, passed in the 1820s and 1830s, were actually poison-control laws: the sale of commercial abortifacients was banned, but abortion per se was not. The laws made little difference. By the 1840s the abortion business — including the sale of illegal drugs, which were widely advertised in the popular press — was booming. The most famous practitioner, Madame Restell, openly provided abortion services for thirty-five years, with offices in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia and traveling salespeople touting her “Female Monthly Pills.”

In one of the many curious twists that mark the history of abortion, the campaign to criminalize it was waged by the same professional group that, a century later, would play an important role in legalization: physicians. The American Medical Association’s crusade against abortion was partly a professional move, to establish the supremacy of “regular” physicians over midwives and homeopaths. More broadly, anti-abortion sentiment was connected to nativism, anti-Catholicism, and, as it is today, anti-feminism. Immigration, especially by Catholics and nonwhites, was increasing, while birth rates among white native-born Protestants were declining. (Unlike the typical abortion patient of today, that of the nineteenth century was a middle- or upper-class white married woman.) Would the West “be filled by our own children or by those of aliens?” the physician and anti-abortion leader Horatio R. Storer asked in 1868. “This is a question our women must answer; upon their loins depends the future destiny of the nation.” (It should be mentioned that the nineteenth-century women’s movement also opposed abortion, having pinned its hopes on “voluntary motherhood” — the right of wives to control the frequency and timing of sex with their husbands.)

Historical facts hurt.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

dehumanized = out not in the womb

Duly noted. Still though I’m fairly certain there is a dehumanizing aspect to killing a human in the womb.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 6:40 PM

So will the guy who caps Archie be a left-wing nut like the other shooters? He’d have to be if they’re going for that whole “ripped from today’s headlines!” vibe.

No wonder leftists are so afraid of guns. They turn homicidal when they get near one.

CurtZHP on July 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Historical facts hurt.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

If you say so. So, what bothers you the most?

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Has anyone actually read an Archie comic in the last 40 years? I mean seriously, who is buying these things? Where is the market?

damage done on July 14, 2014 at 6:42 PM

“Spiderman is now hispanic”

amalric on July 14, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Spidermang?

James on July 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

If you say so. So, what bothers you the most?

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Straight white male teabaggers prolly.

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Spidermang?

James on July 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

SNORT!

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

; ) The slave seldom talks to me. It once said it found me to be one of the nastiest of HA. I just keep asking, which part bothers you the most about me little one? I don’t think it gets it.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

The slave seldom talks to me. It once said it found me to be one of the nastiest of HA.
Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

See calling it a slave doesn’t bother him. You got to hit him where he lives. Which may be an undiscovered country. But you are a nice man. Unlike Cozmo who seldom wears pants. And that wouldn’t bother me so much if he at least wore underwear.

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

“Has anyone read archie in the last 40 years? What is the market?”

Whereas Marvel and DC mostly sell in comic shops to teens and adults, the majority of the Archie model appeals to be distributed in digest format at supermarket checkout counters.

The buyers are generally parents picking up something fairly “safe” for Junior to read.

Again, note that the “Archie Dies” strip is not part of this line. It’s a small separate imprint of the comic that isn’t marketed to kids or distributed in the same channels.

amalric on July 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

It would have been more factual if Archie had been killed and eaten by his gay boyfriend…

right2bright on July 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Historical facts hurt.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

So whats your point exactly?

Spliff Menendez on July 14, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Couldn’t they work Global Warming into the story line?

albill on July 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

They had me at “Archie to be shot dead”. Can Nancy & Sluggo be collateral damage? Maybe Richie Rich? Huh? Please? There are plenty more comic characters who deserve that fate.

Paul_in_NJ on July 14, 2014 at 7:11 PM

A clear distinction. The two are not related. Especially since women *in* slavery engaged in abortion and free women did as well, during the slave era. Abortion has always been part of female knowledge.

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/97may/abortion.htm

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Yup, completely unrelated. I mean, it’s not like Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist who advocated for birth control to lessen the population of “inferior races,” right?

The only hilarious thing is the intellectual pretzeling necessary to be a committed leftist.

And seriously? An appeal to history? “Abortion is cool because it’s been around a long time”? You mean, sort of like….slavery?

I guess the abolitionists were wasting their time. “Slavery has always been a part of human knowledge.”

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:13 PM

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Can you tell us the magical event that happens that makes a fetus “human”?

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

UNTIL the last third of the nineteenth century, when it was criminalized state by state across the land, abortion was legal before “quickening”…

Historical facts hurt.
 
libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

 
Pre-19th century opinions regarding what is and isn’t really human for the win.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Actually, Archie died of Aids while trying to save a homosexual whale from the whaler George W. Bush, which had just been freed from 8 months in an ice flow which was caused by Global Warming. When she heard the news, Betty dropped from sight, later reemerging and dedicating herself to running for President as the first black female Native American Muslim lesbian.

vnvet on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

And seriously? An appeal to history? “Abortion is cool because it’s been around a long time”? You mean, sort of like….slavery?

Said the person fighting tooth and nail for “traditional marriage.” You all appeal to history when convenient, and ignore when not. Clearly, the outlawing of abortion *precedes* Margaret Sanger and, as the essay indicates, was about nativism; not protecting minority communities from Sanger’s eugenics. Indeed, as you always choose to ignore, eugenics and racial pseudoscience was not the exclusive province of Sanger et al. It was mainstream “science” in a wide range of fields and across ideological spectrum. Including deployed by the people who wanted to regulate abortion of U.S. citizens as a way of natal competition between Anglo and non-Anglo Americans. This is also pretty basic for turn of the century America. Learn your nation’s history.

I guess the abolitionists were wasting their time. “Slavery has always been a part of human knowledge.”

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Well yeah slavery has always been part of human knowledge. But abortion is not a legal construct that designates some humans chattel and other humans free. It is an individual act and is taken up by women on a case by case basis. If anyone wants abortion highly regulated and systematized it’s those who have sought to restrict it.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Pre-19th century opinions regarding what is and isn’t really human for the win.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Pre-19th century opinions on:
1. What is constitutional
2. What marriage is
3. The proper relationship between the state and citizens etc. etc.

For the win. Or are you no longer an orignalist? I get it, it’s only *some* history that’s instructive. The history of the few elite men who wrote the constitution. There’s nothing else to learn from the past, is that it?

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Historical facts hurt.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Pre-19th century opinions regarding what is and isn’t really human for the win.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

“Citizen’s arreyest! Citizen’s arreyest!”

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Pre-19th century opinions regarding what is and isn’t really human for the win.
 
rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

 
Pre-19th century opinions on:
1. What is constitutional
2. What marriage is
3. The proper relationship between the state and citizens etc. etc.
 
For the win. Or are you no longer an orignalist? I get it, it’s only *some* history that’s instructive. The history of the few elite men who wrote the constitution. There’s nothing else to learn from the past, is that it?
 
libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

 
Wait, did I make the hypocritical post? Hold on, let me check.
 
Oh, no. It was you.
 
So you’re an orignalist now?

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

For the win. Or are you no longer an orignalist? I get it, it’s only *some* history that’s instructive. The history of the few elite men who wrote the constitution. There’s nothing else to learn from the past, is that it?

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

The Constitution talks about abortion?

Said the person fighting tooth and nail for “traditional marriage.”

I’m not, but thanks for the non-sequitur. Appeals to history are specious and unserious, which is par for the course from you.

Clearly, the outlawing of abortion *precedes* Margaret Sanger and, as the essay indicates, was about nativism; not protecting minority communities from Sanger’s eugenics. Indeed, as you always choose to ignore, eugenics and racial pseudoscience was not the exclusive province of Sanger et al. It was mainstream “science” in a wide range of fields and across ideological spectrum. Including deployed by the people who wanted to regulate abortion of U.S. citizens as a way of natal competition between Anglo and non-Anglo Americans.

Yup, it was a part of mainstream progressive politics in the first half of the 20th Century. The rest of us have moved on and relegated eugenics to the ashbin of history where it belongs. You’re free to join us any time you’d like, libfree. Or, you can stand on the “wrong side of history” with those who want to kill “unfit” children in the womb.

Your call, bro.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

So libfree, is it your contention that science hasn’t informed the abortion debate at all since the middle of the 19th century?

Any other 19th century science we should use to shape modern social policy? Phlogiston theory? Phrenology?

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I miss our old libfreeordie. Hopefully he’s enjoying post-grad life.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I’m going to have to read all this. Waaay more comments then I expected.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Any other 19th century science we should use to shape modern social policy? Phlogiston theory? Phrenology?
 
Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

 
He’s the guy driving 35mph on the interstate out of fear his heart will stop if he reaches 40.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

All of your attempts to compare abortion to black slavery is hilarious, because slavery dehumanized people out of the womb. A clear distinction. The two are not related.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM

So humans are not humans before they’re born? Even you?
Really ? Interesting. I see science is not your strength.
I wonder what is the difference in the humanity of a baby one week prior to birth and one born that week later? Or a baby born two month pre-mature to one born “on time”?

I don’t expect a thoughtful answer from you. You’re truly vile and disgusting. A poor excuse for a human. To think you got your turn here while millions of innocent humans die seems quite unfair.

miss our old libfreeordie. Hopefully he’s enjoying post-grad life.

rogerb on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Heh.

CW on July 14, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Funny idiots like Libfree support the murder of millions of innocents all the while it kills people of color at a much great rate. What an idiot.

CW on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Up next: Richie Rich to start railing against ‘income inequality‘….

JustTurnRight on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM

.
I think Scott Adams was poking fun at people who complain about “income inequality”, in today’s cartoon.

listens2glenn on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Fantastic. I hated Archie, anyway.

K. Hobbit on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

If the direction of Archie has become that extreme, let the whole gang visit “Palestine” to protest occupation and get hit with an artillery round.

hawkdriver on July 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Abortion has always been part of female knowledge.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Wait…what?

bigmacdaddy on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Archie knew the risks.

Blacksheep on July 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM

People under the age of 85 actually pay attention to this? Do they still enjoy reading Blondie too?

Jedditelol on July 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Wait…what?

bigmacdaddy on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

You know that saying “You can’t make this up”? Libfree does. On a daily basis. Do not double-dog dare him to.

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

People under the age of 85 actually pay attention to this? Do they still enjoy reading Blondie too?

Jedditelol on July 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I wanna know what Mary Worth thinks about this!

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Are we sure that they’re not covering up a gay-rage killing?

BuckeyeSam on July 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Sticking Archie Andrews in the middle of an assassination narrative is like redoing “Goofus and Gallant” so that Goofus is a meth head.

I laughed.

A lot.

BallisticBob on July 14, 2014 at 8:38 PM

You know what the medical term “impacted” means? I think it is quite appropriate to use in a gay story.

Blake on July 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

You know what the medical term “impacted” means? I think it is quite appropriate to use in a gay story.

Blake on July 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

That… was actually my first thought. I refrained from mentioning it. Glad somebody else did.

Judge_Dredd on July 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

They’re so full of sh*t they’re impacted. Good God almighty.

SouthernGent on July 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Finally. Maybe this worthless comic will finally end.

Ruckus_Tom on July 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

All of your attempts to compare abortion to black slavery is hilarious, because slavery dehumanized people out of the womb. A clear distinction.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Oh, yes, a clear distinction. The distinction being that, while in the womb, you don’t have to look anyone in the eye, so out of sight, out of mind.

And then of course, there’s the fact that an unborn child is not a zygote the entire nine months it is in the womb, which means this response greatly confuses earlier assertions that you made (which is probably why you didn’t ask a question directed at you regarding your use of the term ‘zygote’).

But abortion is not a legal construct that designates some humans chattel and other humans free. It is an individual act and is taken up by women on a case by case basis.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Slavery is not a legal construct that designates some humans chattel and other humans free. It is an individual act and is taken up by the slavers on a case by case basis.

Nice logic, buddy.

The Schaef on July 14, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Someone couldn’t leave Archie alone. There goes another childhood memory.

Bigfoot on July 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Who’s Archie?

lorien1973 on July 14, 2014 at 10:36 PM

That’s what you get for bringing a comic book to a gunfight.

Ronnie on July 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Exactly.

Zorro on July 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Not to be outdone, “Prince Valiant” to officiate at a gay pagan wedding with ritualistic child sacrifice to Baphomet during a black mass and orgy.

Jedditelol on July 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

All quite disgusting and evil what they have done to old time comic book characters..

Bullhead on July 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM

1965. Archie is killed in car accident with impaired ted kennedy…didnt fit agenda
1969. Archie dies from jumping off roof after ingesting LSD…didnt fit agenda
1980. Archies dies from unprotected gay sex…didnt fit agenda
2014. Archie is killed by illegal alien driving without license…doesnt fit agenda
Proves that this this is hogwash and low level politics

jaywemm on July 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

But don’t worry Archie fans, Archie now still appear with Casper as the Adventures of Casper and Archie the friendly teenage ghosts comics. Then there will be a spin off of alternative universe Archie, where Archie is much edgier and a little violent and is the lead singer in an 1980′s style punk rock band.

Wallythedog on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Do we know for sure Archie is in agreement with this? Or is he just doing what’s he’s told to do?

I think he’s just following the script, myself. Besides.. if it wasn’t this, it was just a matter of time before global warming took him out. You know.. that red head thingy.

JellyToast on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

But don’t worry Archie fans, Archie now appear with Casper as the Adventures of Casper and Archie the friendly teenage ghosts comics. Then there will be a spin off of alternative universe Archie, where Archie is much edgier, a little violent and the lead singer in an 1980′s style punk rock band.

Wallythedog on July 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Was I dreaming the period where Archie met Jesus in the 70′s?

TexasDan on July 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM

I found it superfluous when the Koch brothers rode in on elephants and trampled Archie’s corpse.

Buddahpundit on July 15, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control

Die already.

V7_Sport on July 15, 2014 at 12:08 AM

I believe Archie actually represents satire in this compelling criticism of the modern progressive.

TexasDan on July 15, 2014 at 12:45 AM

“Archie is not a superhero like all the rest of the comic book characters,” said Goldwater. “He’s human. He’s a person. When you wound him, he bleeds. He knows that. If anything, I think his death is more impactful because of that. We hope by showing how something so violent can happen to Archie, that we can — in some way — learn from him.”

Let’s consider that quote from a presumably flesh-and-blood human who’s lionizing a completely fictional character.

This Goldwater tool has been reading too many comic books. LITERALLY. When the gun-confiscators have to resort to little-read comic books for their messaging, you know they’ve run out of ammo (pun intended).

SnarkySam on July 15, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Oh well, poor Veronica. There’s always Jughead!
victor82 on July 14, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Works out for the best anyway – Veronica is rich enough to keep Jughead in hamburgers for life.

whatcat on July 15, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Actually it’s the radical LGBTs who are likely to shoot a straight person.

Sherman1864 on July 15, 2014 at 2:06 AM

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