by Zolton in New Trends on Saturday 30 May 2009

Ok, a confession: I once owned an enormous garbage bag full of Archie comics. Yes, a giant green bag bursting with all the antics of the Riverdale collective, whose squeaky clean adventures framed my earliest impression of life in the suburbs of America. It was all a long way removed from the bustling streets of inner-city Sydney. Yet somehow my pre-pubescent self developed quite a cartoon crush on Betty, the All-American girl next door. So it was with some shock that I read today that after years of facing the most pleasant choice in comic book history, Archie has finally decided which of his two female companions to call his own. Forever. Or for the next few issues at least. That’s right, Archie is proposing to Veronica in an upcoming issue of the magazine, and life in Riverdale may never be the same again.