Breaking News: Archie Picks Veronica!


Via The Globe and Mail.

The most interesting part to me is the comments section beneath the article. Apparently people feel very strongly about this particular issue. Someone even made the connection between the current economic situation and Archie’s choice of a woman with family money! 

Edit: also interesting is the feminist interpretation that this signals progress for women’s sexuality. Someone somewhere made the point that in the fifties, Veronica would have been “the other woman” with whom Archie would have a torrid affair while Betty was at home with the kids. 

Maybe this is all a bit of a stretch, but like with Watchmen, it’s interesting to see comic books being used and interpreted as a reflection of modern culture.

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2 Responses to “Breaking News: Archie Picks Veronica!”

  1. Dave Semeniuk

    “…independently wealthy woman!”

    Wasn’t Veronica born into old money? Lesson: marry the boy or girl with ridiculously rich parents, no matter how selfish and egotistical he or she is.

  2. Sarah Andersen

    Dave, you’re right. My bad! I’ve changed the wording of that sentence.

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