And Now America’s Typical Teenage Girl Is Gay, Thanks To Archie Comics

IMG_0024Okay, so this is from Afterlife With Archie #2. It’s a big zombie attack, it’s for teenage readers, it’s separated from the main Archie titles. You’re not going to find Ethel turning up in the main Archie Comics as a thrice dead corpse. IMG_0025

But, as for Ginger and Nancy….

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Once you reveal that they are a couple, nay, sleeping together, it’s going to be hard to put that back in the box. Because this is how Ginger and Nancy were before.

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The sex, sure, that need never be mentioned, but the dating? Is it going to be inexplicable to see Ginger dating a stack of boys again in Riverdale (and kudos for the Brokeback reference as well)? Is this one of those extra-continuity changes that is going to just have to affect the main continuity as well? See Vampire Willow for previous reference…

I think so. And also, and it bears mentioning, here’s a sentence you’d never have thought anyone would type only a few years ago.

“Archie’s second gay couple are an interracial couple, like the first.”

UPDATE: Wrong Ginger! From the top!

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. With Ales Kot and Tom Murphy of Zero #3, out today, signing tonight. And Sean Murphy signing on Friday…

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