Concerns Expressed Over Mark Waid’s First Issue Of Jughead, Comics Most High Profile Asexual Character

Posted by February 26, 2017 93 Comments

This time last year, saw the release of Jughead #4, a comic by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson that, in an aside, defined the character as aromantic/asexual. One of the very few human characters identified as such in comic books, and certainly the most well-known.

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Well, Mark Waid is writing upcoming issues of Jughead, which caused some initial concern, given his recent critique of Donald Trump in a now-deleted tweet.

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But solicits for his first plotline for the book, debuting in May, regarding the character have not gone down well.

JUGHEAD #15 CVR A REG DEREK CHARM

JUGHEAD #15

Sabrina the Teenage Witch tries to do something nice for Jughead, but it ends up creating a comedy of errors in which he’s the most desired bachelor in town! From the new writing team of Mark Waid (Archie) and Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog).
In Shops: May 17, 2017 $3.99

Reaction has been strong.

This is, of course, just a solicitation, as Mark Waid seeked to assure concerns…

(Last Updated February 26, 2017 5:50 am )

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