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Comics’ Sexiest Female Characters (From A Queer Perspective) [Love & Sex Week]

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The problem with "sexiest women in comics" lists is that they tend to get wrapped up in the presumptive male gaze and the assumption of a male readership. Basically, you end up with a bunch of sexist ideas about what men want women to be.

So we wondered, what would such a list look like if the male gaze was taken out of the equation? We gathered some of our queer female and non-binary writers to nominate, vote for, and write up our own list of the hottest female characters in comics, from a queer perspective.

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Marvel Teams With Archie For ‘Marvel Comics Digest’

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Marvel and Archie Comics are teaming up to create Marvel Comics Digest, a series of digest-size collections featuring Marvel stories and characters, but designed, packaged and distributed by Archie Comics.

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Hedging Your Bets #17: Total Eclipse

Hedging Your Bets, #17, background art by  Tracy Yardley
Hedging Your Bets, #17, background art by Tracy Yardley

This week, Sonic With Punches takes on Sonic With A Gun, and every now and then I fall apart! And I need you now, tonight! And I need you more than ever! And we'll only be makin' it ri-i-ight, 'cause we could never be wrong together!

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The Many Loves Of Archie Andrews: A Guide To America’s Favorite Teen’s Love Life [Love & Sex Week]

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Archie Comics

Archie Andrews is so hot right now. With KJ Apa dazzling us on screens in The CW’s Riverdale, Archie is all of a sudden a sex symbol for viewers around the world, and it’s a lot easier to see while the girls of Riverdale have been chasing after the waffle-haired boy-next-door for more than seventy years.

While Archie’s known for being part of the most iconic love triangle in fiction, he’s also a bit of a player, who has been known to date around. Take a look back at eight of the most memorable Archie Andrews love interests.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Betty, Veronica, And the Dark Sorcery That Is Love! (1994) [Love & Sex Week]

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Pep Digital #38, Archie Comics

It's Valentine's Day, and that means that our thoughts here at ComicsAlliance are turning inevitably to our favorite romances from comics. Well. Maybe that's not the right word, since I'm not sure that a high school love triangle between an indecisive klutz and two girls who would be better off without him really qualifies as romance, but you get the idea. Love is in the air, and when Betty and Veronica are involved, that's naturally going to include a little bit of competition.

That's certainly to be expected, but sometimes, it gets a little too intense. Like, say, that one time back in the '90s when Veronica turned to the darkest sorcery in order to win Archie's heart, and Archie wound up in the hospital.

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More ‘Archie’ TV Series Might Be Coming After ‘Riverdale’

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The success of Arrow has now preceded no less than four CW DC dramas, so might Archie follow suit after the rave reception of Riverdale? A new development deal with Archie Comics could see additional characters landing shows to complement the malt shop murder-mystery, if not additional superhero series.

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‘Riverdale’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 1 Episode 3: ‘Body Double’

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This week, the patriarchy raises its ugly head, Josie refuses to put up with white privilege, Ethel gets justice, Jughead gets all True Detective, and Betty… oh, Betty. “Body Double” was written by Yolonda Lawrence and directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

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Hedging Your Bets #16: Control

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With almost 300 issues in the core series, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog stands as the longest-running uninterrupted American monthly comic book that's currently being published. In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, Sonic finally gets something better than a gun.

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‘Riverdale’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 1 Episode 2: ‘A Touch of Evil’

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This week Veronica tries to repair her relationship with Betty, Archie tries to repair his relationship with Jughead, we find out more about Jason Blossom’s death, and Josie and the Pussycats rock out at a pep rally. “A Touch of Evil” was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

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Hedging Your Bets #15: The Great Chaos Caper

Hedging Your Bets #15, background art by Tracy Yardley

This week, Knuckles takes the spotlight, and seriously: Does everyone in this book except Sonic have a friggin' gun?

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