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Offline Little Hoarder

 :tickedoff: Okay, really? They are saying that Archie comics is offensive, and now Degrassi? Really? I grew up watching that show. It teaches kids what could happen if they take illegal substances, engage in sexual acts before they are ready, steal,....etc. Oh. my. Archie. I wonder what happens if kids come to these moms with questions about sexuality, illegal substances...etc. Will they sweep it under the rug or say: "Don't do it, because I said so."

Offline Jabroniville

Degrassi was AWESOME, and years ahead of it's time. Episodes about teen abortion (from sympathetic characters, no less), inter-racial dating, homosexuality and AIDS in *1990*!?
"Who knows what kind of den of corruption Riverdale could turn out to be?"- The Punisher, "Archie Meets The Punisher"

Offline Little Hoarder

Degrassi was amazing back in the day. I grew up watching Degrassi: The Next Generation. The original Degrassi with Snake, Spike (She was just epic.), Caitlin, and Joey I only saw a few episodes of. I balled my eyes out during the teen abortion episodes ( The 90's episode and the next generation episode) They still have it on. Only now it revolves around relationships/love triangles too much. Get back to the real issues, Degrassi writers! How can OMM think that this show is anything but educational?

Offline Captain Hero

Add another Degrassi fan here.  I'm still in shock over the actor that played Wheels died five years ago, but only reported it now! 

I think when I watched, most guys had a crush on Caitlin, but Lucy was always my favourite.
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Offline Captain Hero

Latest update: Life With Archie #16 has completely sold out now.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/03/01/gay-marriage-issue-of-archie-sells-out-despite-million-mom-pressure/

Glad I picked up my copy two months ago when it was brand new.  :2funny:

But, seriously, good job Archie Comics on another successful issue.  I wonder if that magazine will get a second printing much like Veronica #202 did?
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Offline Oldiesmann

I'm sure it will. The whole "sold out" thing is all over Twitter and lots of people are happy about it (do a search for "archie comics")
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Offline Jabroniville

I'm particularly happy that the head of Archie went on to add "safe from close-minded people" to his rebuttal as well. Great stuff- he basically just insults them while not directly insulting them. Epic.
"Who knows what kind of den of corruption Riverdale could turn out to be?"- The Punisher, "Archie Meets The Punisher"

Offline PTF

Of course it sold out, they helped promote it.

Offline Little Hoarder

@ Captain Hero: I can't believe that Neil Hope a.k.a Wheels is dead.  :( Lucy was awesome!

Offline B-ko Daitokuji

Well, Degrassi is Canadian.  Canada has been a bit ahead of the curve versus the United States on this issue certainly, but we're still talking about a soap opera that tries to grapple with "real" issues with all the "drama" that implies in a slightly educataional after school special kind of way (although I'm not saying it's as bad as those lol).  Frankly, I just want gay or lesbian characters in not so serious, fun entertainment things.  Like regular cartoons for kids like Winx Club or Kim Possible or something?  We've yet to see anything like that in the US I think, well other than Archie Comics now obviously.

Offline Little Hoarder

The only lesbian characters I've heard of are Karolina Dean from The Runaways comic book, Batwoman, The Question, and the bisexual Voodoo. Gay characters: Brainiac 5, Northstar, and I think Colosuss in the Ultimate version. All apart of either the DC comic or Marvel universe. That would be awesome if they had more gay and lesbian characters in cartoons. Cartoon Network and Nick have yet to do that. :(

Offline PTF

Pattie and Mr. Smithers from The Simpsons. Althought I liked it better when Smithers was just in love with Mr. Burns because he's Mr. Burns.

Offline Jabroniville

Another Canadian show named "Braceface" actually had a gay character in it's final season. It was a cartoon that I found to be pretty cool and authentically funny. Alicia Silverstone was involved with it for a while. So yeah, Canada was always a bit ahead of the curb (our CTV/CBC stations, the equivalent of "Peasantvision" channels, aired The Sopranos uncut around 10 pm and nobody really cared) regarding things like that. Not as far ahead as British TV, for instance, but far ahead of the more traditionally-uptight American channels.
"Who knows what kind of den of corruption Riverdale could turn out to be?"- The Punisher, "Archie Meets The Punisher"

Offline B-ko Daitokuji

Well, I really don't agree with Canada on it's weakening of free speech protections even in regards to speech I don't agree with.  That's something I think the US is still superior on (and superior to the UK too), but that's way off topic for this discussion I guess.  As far as Civil Rights goes, I think they're definitely ahead of the US by several years, also on healthcare obviously.  lol 

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Pattie and Mr. Smithers from The Simpsons. Althought I liked it better when Smithers was just in love with Mr. Burns because he's Mr. Burns.

Yeah, although that's supposed "adult programming."  One thing that has kind of annoyed me is Cartoon Network doing all these anti-bullying commercials and campaigns, but still refusing to acknowledge the existence of homosexuality in the commercials or their programming.   :idiot2:  That was even with the CEO sitting there and watching some panel hosted by Anderson Cooper and most of the kids being interviewed saying they were bullied for being perceived to be gay.  Part of the reason why kids are bullied is because adults treat it as an "unspeakable" subject.

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The only lesbian characters I've heard of are Karolina Dean from The Runaways comic book, Batwoman, The Question, and the bisexual Voodoo. Gay characters: Brainiac 5, Northstar, and I think Colosuss in the Ultimate version. All apart of either the DC comic or Marvel universe. That would be awesome if they had more gay and lesbian characters in cartoons. Cartoon Network and Nick have yet to do that. :(

There's more than that, but most of them are or were kind of "subtext" only probably due to the lame editorial policies in place at places like Marvel.  Marvel definitely had some issues I think dealing with Northstar in non-stupid ways after that issue I think.

Batwoman is awesome I think just because she's the title character, and the writers don't hide the fact she's a lesbian in the story content.  Definitely glad I subscribed.

 

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