Archie Comics, a popular creator of Comics, continues its ‘ultra woke’ path and has just announced the introduction of a transgender character.
New transgender character incoming
In an upcoming issue of the company’s ‘offshoot line’, Archie Horror, the company is introducing a transgender character.
Sneak peek showcases new trans character
According to a sneak peek from Gizmodo, the new trans character will be named Danni Molly.
Character is not new, but – ‘re-worked’
Although the gender angle is fresh, the Molly character itself is not and was first introduced in the 1980s.
The History of Danni Molly
Danni Molly was sometimes portrayed as the girlfriend of Riverdale’s genius, Dilton Doiley.
Character remodeled as a ‘trans woman’
For Archie Horror’s new comic, Chilling Adventures Presents: Strange Science, Malloy will appear again, but this time as a ‘transgender woman.’
Purpose of the once-off comic book
The new coming book will erase Molly’s entire identity as a female and reintroduce her as a trans character.
How will Archie Comics portray the storyline?
It remains to be seen whether the male character Dilton Doiley will now be portrayed as ‘gay,’ as he previously dated Molley, or whether he was ‘tricked’ into dating a male, thinking she was a female.
Comic book creator speaks out
Magdalene Visaggio, the creator of the comic book, says, “I’ve been wanting to make this happen for a long time, and it’s really cool to see it finally come to fruition.”
Creator never wanted trans character to feel ‘gimmicky’
The creator apologies for “sneaking the character over the line,” adding that she never wanted “Danni’s trans identity to be gimmicky.”
Creator speaks more on trans character
Visaggio said she wanted users to “fall in love with her for who she is, not what she is.” Strange considering the only ‘thing’ which changed was her gender?
Archie Comics highlights ‘importance’ of the book
Archie Comics senior director of editorial Jamie L. Rotante has labeled the book as “one of, if not the, most important one-shots we’ve released.”
Archie Comics ‘Woke’ history
In 2010, Archie Comics introduced its first gay character in a story titled “Isn’t It Bromantic.”
Gay characters were included in other issues as well
Archie Comics featured multiple gay characters throughout the years, even going so far as to portray two men getting married.
The pushback against ‘woke’ narratives
This year has seen a strong pushback against companies pushing ‘woke’ agendas’ with calls to boycott many of these companies growing louder and louder.