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

Posted by February 26, 2017 Comment

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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https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/826287831081418757

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

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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.

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https://twitter.com/aceofpages_/status/835717519642136577

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

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/835651240243519488

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https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/835647051182460928

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