The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Archie Comics Writer Dan Parent

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to Dan Parent, a comic book writer and artist probably best known for his work with Archie Comics. He talks to him about Kevin Keller, the first gay character in the Archie universe and a character that Dan pitched, the different universes of Archie Comics, what it’s like at the Kubert school, and what we can expect from the upcoming Archie movie.

“As a kid you think it is cool, because you see this nerdy guy being chased after by these gorgeous girls, and you can’t figure out why. It’s also that idyllic way to grow up. You grow up thinking everything is like Riverdale, and its a cool place to hang out and all these cool friends. It’s sort of like comfort food for kids.” – Dan Parent on Archie’s appeal to kids.

“Our books are pretty seeped in romance, so there are a lot of fantasies and things like that, and that is the core of what made Archie continue on all these years. If you had to narrow it down to one thing it is the Veronica, Betty, Archie love triangle.” – Dan Parent on what the core of Archie Comics is.

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