Archie is having a baby with Valerie of Josie and the Pussycats

This image appears on the cover of Archie #633.

Comics Alliance is reporting two fascinating stories today. DC has just announced plans to publish a series of Watchmen prequels (!), and Archie Comics revealed that Archie Andrews will marry Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.

Chris Sims notes “Over the past few years, Archie Comics has become one of the most socially progressive comic book publishers in the market, with genuinely solid storytelling that’s been pushing the boundaries of what they’ve done with their formula in the 70 years since the freckle-faced teenager made his debut. Today, they announced their latest move: In the upcoming Archie #633, they’ll tell the story of a future where Archie marries Valerie Smith (of Josie and the Pussycats fame) and they have a daughter. It won’t be the first time that Archie has portrayed an interracial marriage in their comics. This month’s Life With Archie #16 already hit that mark by putting the marriage of a gay soldier right there on the cover of one of the few comics you can still pick up at the grocery store…”

Read the rest over at Comics Alliance.

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