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The Fascinating Death Of Archie Andrews Breaks Creative Ground In American ‘Event Comics’ [Review]

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It's been very interesting to watch Archie Comics transform from a company built on eternally unchanging teenage shenanigans in a peaceful, small town to the culturally progressive company that grabs headlines at every turn with how it's rebuilding Riverdale for the modern comics reader. But besides the stories that strike chords within contemporary political conversations, it's been fun seeing just how Archie tackles these "Big Event" elements that we've seen in other American comics. I mean, in the world of superheroes, a character's death (or "death") has been a rite of passage since the '70s, but for Archie, it's entirely new territory. In waiting so long to use these elements, the events not only feel fresh, they're also built in a much more interesting way than their cape-and-tights counterparts.

Or at least, that's the case with Archie's death at the hands of a gunman in the pages of this week's Life With Archie #36, which isn't just an evocative and moving story, it's also one of the most fascinatingly structured comics I've ever read.

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Singapore Bans Sale Of Archie Comics’ Same-Sex Marriage Story Featuring Kevin Keller

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Due to a "breach [of] content guidelines for imported publications," the trade paperback collection Archie: The Married Life volume 3, which depicts the same-sex marriage of Riverdale's Kevin Keller, has apparently been banned in Singapore by the country's Media Development Authority -- or censors, basically.

Sonny Liew, the artist of the new graphic novel The Shadow Hero, editor of the acclaimed Liquid City anthology series, and a resident of Singapore, noticed the book wasn't available through distributor Kinokuniya's catalog and did some following up to find out why. They told him it has been "removed from sale" by order of the MDA.

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A Closer Look At The 25th GLAAD Media Awards Comics Nominees

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GLAAD, a high profile media advocacy group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has announced the nominees for its 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, including five nominees for Outstanding Comic Book. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize high quality productions that represents LGBT people in fair, inclusive, original, and impactful ways.

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Archie Celebrates ‘Kevin Keller Day’ With ‘It Gets Better’ Video

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It's hard to believe that Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie Comics, debuted nearly three years ago. It simultaneously seems like the character first appeared yesterday, but it also kind of feels like he's always been around. Archie acknowledged the impact Kevin has made over the past 34 months by declaring July 9 "Kevin Keller Day" and releasing a video about his creation as part of the "It Gets Better" series.

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Kevin Keller Goes Witchity In A ‘Sabrina’ Cover Homage [Preview]

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For a company that only recently got around to doing variant covers, Archie sure has caught on quick to how to do them in a fun way. Case in point: Kevin Keller. Over the last nine months, Riverdale High's newest student has been featured in a series of "Retro Variants," with veteran Archie artist Dan Parent dropping Kevin into homages to stuff like Pureheart the Powerful, and even Superman's first appearance in Action Comics #1.

This June, though, Kevin's kicking it

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Comics Nominees Announced for the 24th GLAAD Media Awards

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The Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced its nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD media awards, which "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." Included in the announcement are the nominees for Outstanding

Parting Shot: George Takei Talks ‘Archie’s Pal Kevin Keller’

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Today's closing missive comes from this great CBR interview with George Takei, the legendary Star Trek actor, gay rights activist, and now Archie Comics guest-star. Conducted by Kiel Phegley, the interview focuses on Takei's history as a gay Asian-American in Hollywood and how he

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Everybody In Spandex: On Diversity And Superhero Comics

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I recently attended a talk with Archie Comics writer Dan Parent at Toronto's Glad Day Bookshop. Parent was there to talk about Kevin Keller, the gay teenager whose arrival in the fictional town of Riverdale pr

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Link Ink: O’Malley On ‘Seconds,’ Kevin Keller’s ‘Trek’ Cosplay And More ‘Dredd 3D’ Footage

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Upcoming: Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley has given fans an update about his upcoming project, Seconds, noting that "...Seconds is about a restaurant, and the restaurant is called Seconds, and 90 percent of the story takes place within it. Beyond that it's really

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Kevin Keller’s Husband Is In Danger In ‘Life With Archie’ #22

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we've been pretty enthralled by the soap operatic saga of Life With Archie for nearly two years. Now, just when we thought we'd seen it all -- what with Veronica's father going insane, Cheryl Blossom's can

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