How could I not have heard this news coming out of Comic Con? Probably because my interest in Comic Con is limited mostly to Supernatural and, to a significantly lesser degree, other scifi tv shows. Heaven forbid I actually be interested in an actual comic book!
To celebrate the 600th issue (which I believe came out today) DC Comics mainstay Archie Andrews has made his life’s mate choice. And the “lucky” girl is…
Veronica?!? What the hell? You’ve got to be kidding me! Even that bastion of *cough* unbiased *cough* reporting, the Washington Post, has declared that Archie is a… wait for it… jughead! Ha!
How could Archie pick that rich manipulative bitch Veronica over All-American Betty? My guess is it makes better “drama.” I mean, where’s the fun in reading about Archie and Betty settling down in suburban Riverdale to raise a brood of rugrats?
I have two theories.
1. The whole thing may be a dream. The series leaps 5 years into the future. I don’t know if such a move will be permanent. Are loyal fans willing to let go of the carefree Archie whose biggest problem is his jalopy, and latch onto work-a-day Archie with a mortgage? We read comic books to escape everyday life, not relive it.
2. The wedding won’t take place. Or if it does, it won’t last. After all, where’s the fun in Archie settling down with Veronica and living off her trust fund, being a “kept” man? Well, I guess that would be more interesting than life with Betty.
Still, I don’t believe it will happen. But then again, I coud be in denial.