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Dear Marvel.com, you are so very broken. How are you so broken.

Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, who writes Afterlife with Archie, has just been promoted to Chief Creative Officer for Archie Comics. Apparently this is a new position created for him as Archie Comics continues to expand its interests in all sorts of interesting directions. There's an interview with Aguirre-Sacasa and co-CEO Jon Goldwater here, which has a fair bit of corporatespeak but also a nice summary of the different things they've been doing lately.

I'm particularly fascinated with their explicit interest in creating Archie AUs:

Given what we've seen from Archie in the last few years, and "Afterlife" being as far as things have been pushed so far, do you think there's a lot of room to further challenge the perception of what people expect from Archie?

Goldwater: Yes. As long as the story is a great story, and you're not changing the essence of who the characters are, I think people will not just accept it, I think people are incredibly interested in Archie being put in different types of incarnations, whatever they may be. As long as Archie's Archie, and the gang are who they are, whatever the setting is around them, I think people are really interested in that kind of situation.

Aguirre-Sacasa: I completely agree. The monthly "Life with Archie" -- I think people love seeing those twin storylines develop. That's now been going 35 issues. People love it. "Betty and Veronica" -- the brilliant Dan Parent did a great run of stories [last year] in a fairy tale setting. I think people love seeing these characters in different environments. It feels a little more fresh, it feels a little more contemporary, it feels like it's in dialogue with the rest of culture. Do I think there could be a "Game of Thrones" version of Archie and his gang? Absolutely.


Obviously such things have been around for ages; there's a futuristic Archie-in-space setting that turns up in reprint digests sometimes, there's the one with the time-travel agents, there's the crossover where the Archie gang met The Punisher (I am not even kidding). Still. I approve of the new wave of weird stuff. Although probably I still will not get my a/b/o AU.

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ladymercury_10
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Marvel is sooooo broken lately. I sent a couple support requests and they stopped replying after the first one. Maybe they're having server traffic issues?
snickfic
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
I've sent multiple support requests to them since I've subscribed and they have never replied to one. Now I'm jealous. :)
ladymercury_10
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Haha, well, I'm not glad it's broken for you too, but I'm glad it's not just me, if that makes any sense. :P
snickfic
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, no problem. :D
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