Question at the Archie panel: Will there be a female gay character? Archie CEO Jon Goldwater: Yes! Coming soon. #SDCCKeep in mind that this was not an official announcement and I've learned over the years to take some of these answers with a grain of salt.
— Brigid Alverson (@BrigidAlverson) July 20, 2013
Here is my pick for a retro-gay character, assuming that they do indeed introduce a lesbian character: Pepper!:
Pepper's smart and practical and she's been out of circulation (outside of digest reprints) for most of my life. It's been argued to me that she's a bit of a stereotype. But most comic book characters are. And I think Pepper is a mixed bag of cliché and interesting personality quirks.
Plus, I keep hearing that Kevin Keller (Riverdale's resident gay guy) is bland and boring. Well, Pepper isn't bland or boring. She is smart and opinionated and she has a sharp temper. Think about the fun...
How about you? What character traits would you like to see in a Riverdale lesbian? Would you rather see an old character re-done or would you rather see a brand new character? Share your thoughts in the comment section!