Archie Gets Some Rock’n’Roll Action

Archie #608

What do you do with your flagship character after you’ve married him off — twice! — even if it was an imaginary story?

You hook him up with a rock’n’roller! Josie and the Pussycats — another Archie brand they’re working on gaining more attention for with TV show proposals — tours with the Archies, and Archie gets busy with Valerie. Archie #608 will be in stores in April.

I’m glad they didn’t pick Josie, since that would be predictable, and she’s kind of got a guy, while Melody’s too busy fighting the guys off with her drumsticks. I’m even more glad that no one’s making a big deal out of this cover featuring an interracial kiss. I suspect, however, it will be a while before we see a same-sex kiss in Archie comics. One taboo at a time.

Archie #608


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