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04/25/2010

Archie comics: On social matters, complacency hasn't been a draw

by Jeremy Hooper

As we make note of Archie comics' sensible decision to add a gay character to their Riverdale High panels....

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First Look: Archie Comic's New Gay Character, Kevin Keller ... [Towle]

...we should also be sure note that this, a comic that's easy to write off as being quintessentially square, actually has an impressively progressive record. For instance, this syndicated piece ran in papers in December of 1987, a time when panic caused many to cast stones instead of reasoned, principled focus:

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