Thursday, April 19, 2012
Holy crap, it's Christian Archie!
Posted by Octopunk
I totally had no idea this existed, or I just forgot because I've never seen pages from it. From that article that JPX linked to in the previous post:
"The franchise did take a big risk once, but not in the progressive direction. At Hartley’s request, Archie’s publisher allowed a conservative Christian publisher to use the characters in explicitly religious settings in the 1970s and ‘80s. The resulting line of comics found the characters becoming born-again Christians: praying in the cafeteria, touring the world as missionaries, renouncing evolution, and spouting cheery lines like 'When they took the Bible out of school—more and more PROBLEMS came IN!'”
The hyperlink brings you to a an extensive article about the array of Christain Archie publications, and features many more off-putting images. I can only process this by thinking about it as a parallel universe Riverdale. Nutty!
at 3:14 PM