The best of minorities in cartoons: Talk shows

Dave Stevens and Tina Ames

With David Letterman’s final talk show this week, I thought I’d list a few examples of favorite characters who’ve made appearances on (in-universe) talk shows of some sort… Cleveland Brown Cleveland created his own talk show on an episode of “The Cleveland Show.” Cyberchase Jackie, Inez, and Matt all have appeared on a cyberspace talk … Read more

The Archie Kickstarter campaign’s been cancelled

Archie #1

Archie has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign that was launched earlier this week. Said campaign had brought about much discussion among the comics crowd online, mostly over whether or not it was appropriate for such a long-lived, sizable comic publisher to turn to Kickstarter. Either way, as Archie CEO Jon Goldwater noted, much of the talk … Read more

Archie’s expanding its reboot with the help of…Kickstarter?

Archie #1

Archie announced today that it plans to expand upon its upcoming reboot of “Archie” with new titles for “Jughead” and “Betty and Veronica” set in the same universe. There’ll also be a new book starring Kevin Keller, “Life With Kevin,” that’s set in his early 20s and on his own in a new city. “Life … Read more

Lesson learned from Archie this week: “bullying is bad, unless they’re your pal?”

Moose and Archie

This week, I bought the newest (and long-delayed) issue of “Kevin Keller“, which shows our openly gay teen hero being heralded in-story for standing up to a mugger, and later stopping a pair of bullies from harassing a kid. Like other Kevin Keller stories, the message is clearly that bullying’s a bad thing. Then I … Read more

Archie banned in Singapore over gay marriage storyline

Life With Archie #16

One Million Moms isn’t the only entity whose ire Archie has raised with the storyline where the adult Kevin Keller gets married. It looks like they’ve also ticked off the country of Singapore, or at least its censors, per this Comics Alliance article: Singapore Bans Archie’s Kevin Keller Gay Marriage Comic. I’m pretty sure they felt … Read more

Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for September 2014

Here’s a look at what’s coming out for Archie for September. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, on sale Oct. 8, $4 Archie #660, on sale Oct. 1, $4 Betty and Veronica Comics Digest #227, on sale Sept. 24, $5 Kevin Keller #15, on sale Sept. 17, $4 World of … Read more

Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for July 2014

Here’s what’s of interest from Archie for July 2014. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Archie #658, on sale July 30, $3 Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #225, on sale July 23, $7 Jughead and Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5, on sale Aug. 13, $7 Kevin Keller #15, on sale July 15, $3 (Final … Read more

“Kevin Keller” to be cancelled in July

Yet another bit of cancellation news about a comic I’ve enjoyed: “Kevin Keller,” the comic about Archie’s openly gay character, will be cancelled in July with issue #15. Kevin’s creator and main writer/artist, Dan Parent, gave some remarks on Kevin’s history and Archie’s future plans for the character in an interview. I’m sorry to see … Read more

Kevin Keller gets a superhero identity, serves as GLAAD’s 2013 “Spirit Day” ambassador

I’m a bit late posting this, but October 17 was “Spirit Day,” the annual day (spearheaded by gay rights group GLAAD) where various people wear purple (or change their online avatars purple) as a way of taking a stand against anti-LGBT bullying. This year, GLAAD made Archie’s Kevin Keller (this year’s winner of its comic award) … Read more

Comic review: Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy

Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy Written by: Dan Parent Art by: Dan Parent (issues #5-7), Bill Galvan (issue #8) While I haven’t read the trade paperback itself, I have read the individual issues making up Kevin Keller’s second trade volume. My thoughts on the individual installments are below. Kevin Keller #5 Kevin gets his first … Read more