Well, it looks like Archie comics is once again lunging for relevance. Hot on the heels of their introduction of Riverdale's first openly gay person, they're bringing to their pages our first openly black president. Yes, President Barack Obama will be showing up to Archie Comics, and Sarah Palin is coming with him.
What are they doing in the ancient town of Riverdale, which I assume but cannot confirm is in a red state? Why, they're campaigning, of course! In Issue # 616 — the first part of the two-part series cleverly titled (by Archie standards, at least) "Campaign Pain" — we are promised that:
President Barack Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!
But that's just the start. In the follow-up issue:
When President Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin arrrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of the politcal powerhouses, but they don't! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!
Oh, we're sure it does.