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SLATE talks Archie’s progressive state with Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater


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4/19/2012 6:53 AM RssIcon

By Steven Scott

Slate Magazine spoke with Archie Comic CEO Jon Goldwater with a view to explore the recent progressive surge in the company’s output. From Kevin Keller’s wedding to Occupy Riverdale and everything in between, the overarching conclusion was this – “Riverdale has quietly become a progressive paradise.”

With the currently running Archie Marries Valerie arc, as well as the most recent unveiling of the “Reversedale” story, wherein the familiar Riverdale teens discover what’s it’s like to be the opposite gender, Archie Comic’s every move of late has been making headlines, earning the company the distinction of “most progressive comic book company” time and time again.

Jon Goldwater spoke candidly about the new direction of Archie since taking over the company three years ago and summed it up with this - “Riverdale is a place where everyone is welcome, everyone’s included, and you’re not judged by anything but the content of your character.” A quote so profound, it even made Robot 6’s quote of the day.

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