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Archie gets a *third* alternate-future?!

Archie #631On the success of the “Life With Archie” series of alternate futures, it looks like Archie’s going to give us a third alternate future in an upcoming storyline, one where he’s married to… Valerie, of “Josie and the Pussycats” fame. USA Today has an article about this storyline.

While this would make Archie’s second high-profile interracial marriage (after the adult Kevin’s in January), this does present an interesting plotline, one I’m not sure if Archie’s explored much: the idea of him not marrying Betty or Veronica, but someone else entirely. Wonder how Betty and Ronnie will react.

Also of interest: Valerie has a sibling? And Valerie’s official last name is apparently “Brown,” not “Smith?” Archie’s stories have seemed vague on this point, but I guess now we can officially confirm it. Maybe I’ll update my older post about Valerie from Black History Month…

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