Monday, July 21, 2014

Archie Kicks the Bucket

Something is wrong. The Earth may have slipped off its axis. Whatever the cause, people are going nuts. That is the only thing I can come up with to explain why the writers over at Archie comics have decided to kill him off. That's right, Archie is dead, or he will be soon, depending on whether or not you have read the last strip.

Apparently he does not die of natural causes but instead takes a bullet for a friend, a gay friend at that, just to be politically correct and relevant, although the friend should really have been Latino and transgender and in a wheelchair to make the point.

The whole thing seems unduly cruel. If Archie's creators were done with him, why couldn't they have simply moved the whole gang to Costa Rica like all the other other normal, middle-class American citizens of retirement age? A violent end for Archie is obscene and unbelievable, sort of like finding out Ron Howard is dealing heroin.

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