Comics

Archie’s Pal Jughead Is Asexual, According to New Comic

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Representation of the LGBT community has come a long way in the past decade or so, but one group that’s gone almost entirely unrepresented — in life, media, and the aforementioned acronym — is asexuals. Characters who outwardly identify as asexual are rarely seen in film, TV, literature, or comic books, and they’re rarely even mentioned outside of a joke. That’s about to change, though, in an upcoming issue of Jughead.
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2015: The Year Nerd Culture Gave Pop Culture Never-Ending Stories

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Endings have always been the most difficult part of a story to get right. Landing the proverbial plane smoothly, in a way that is satisfying and feels natural, takes foresight and planning, and it’s also undermined by questions like: Why can’t the story keep going? Why can’t we feel this way forever? The answer — as anyone who’s tried to write a book, record a video or even tell a joke can tell you — is that our stories are traditionally defined by a beginning, middle and end.
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Watch: Krysten Ritter Tries to Stifle a Bloody, Horrific Past in First Full ‘Jessica Jones’ Trailer

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It looks like it may have been worth enduring the rounds of teasers, stills, clips, crumbs and molecules Netflix and Marvel bestowed upon us with very withholding generosity in the lead-up to the Krysten Ritter-starring Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Because, with the release of the first full trailer, it must be said: this show looks pretty phenomenal.
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