Friday, March 9, 2012
Everything's Still Archie!
Not only is the second Life With Archie: The Married Life graphic novel (collecting issues #7-12 of Life With Archie magazine) out this week, but the monthly Life With Archie magazine keeps making news...and just a bit of controversy!
Life With Archie #16, featuring the well-publicized wedding of Kevin Keller and Clay Walker, has sold out (word is, copies are going for big bucks on eBay and Amazon), and has got a Million Moms mad at me and retail outlets like Toys 'R' Us which carried the issue. Seems those Million Moms have some kind of problem with love, commitment, and marriage, but I wish them well and thank them for the publicity.
And, last but not least, news broke this week of an upcoming story line, focusing on Cheryl Blossom and her battle with breast cancer.
I've said it before and it's still true: I'm having the best time of my comics writing career on Life With Archie. Not only do I get to tell real stories about real people, but I've also being given the opportunity to put a spotlight on issues that don't normally get much attention in the four-color funny book fantasy world. As much as some accuse us of sensationalism, my top priority is to tell a good story and, a million moms--who number far less than that, alliteration aside--here or there who make claims to the contrary, that's just what we're doing.