I’m quite sure that sometime last year I devoted 15 seconds of my life to reading a story on the air that the U.S. Postal Service was coming out with stamps featuring comic book characters.
This morning, I put a piece of mail in the box that had one of those stamps. Archie. Squeezed between Veronica and Betty. (Still the luckiest pen-and-ink SOB ever.) ((Note to Courant friends: it was our subscription renewal. Why does it go to Phoenix?)) (((Aren’t these parenthetical sidebars annoying?)))
And I thought, “That’s cool.” Sure, it would be nice to honor an actual human being, but it got a smile out of me first thing in the morning, which isn’t easy to do. So how bad could it be?
Speaking of “coming out,” last week I devoted another 15 seconds of my life reading a story that Archie Comics announced it’s releasing a mini-series this summer with its first openly gay character, Kevin Keller.
That’s cool, too.
Wait, openly gay? Hmmm. Reggie? Jughead?
You know, Archie will be 70 in December. And he never did marry Veronica or Betty…