Friday, April 23, 2010

Gays and Comics

I happened to watch a Tamil movie “GOA” recently. I really liked the movie but most of my friends end up blaming the movie for bringing up the GAY concept into the movie. Probably our society and people are not ready to see through such issues. Personally I can’t stand to see couple of guys romancing but I won’t bother to disturb them too. As I remember even Indian High Court ruled few months back favor to Gay marriages.

Why am I talking too much about Gays now?? Well, the answer is, the popular comics Archie has introduced a gay character into their comics. I’m not a great fan of these comics but happened to read few comics some years back.

The character, a blond newbie named Kevin Keller, will debut in No. 202 of Veronica Comics. In the initial story line, titled "Isn't It Bromantic?," Veronica is stymied when her womanly wiles hold no sway with Kevin, who has more in common with fellow foodie Jughead.

Let’s just wait and see the reception for these comics. I hope there won’t be any local politician jumping in and making big fuzz about these comics. After all, anything can happen in country where I live. “Sri Lanka”

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  1. I've got couple of news info's related to Archie and Tintin and they are really turning something new in Indian comics.

  2. நண்பரே,

    நல்லதொரு பகிர்வு. விளம்பரம் தேடிக் கொள்வதற்காக அரசியல் புள்ளிகள் என்ன ஸ்ட்ண்ட் வேண்டுமானாலும் காட்டுவார்கள் என்பதும் உண்மையே.

  3. J, just read that article a couple of days back, and you are quick to bring it up. :)

    It's a path breaking change in comics to invent something in lines of a gay character in their plot. Archies Comics, having been owned still as a family business, is trying out newer horizons. Remember, the last time they introduced an Indian into their college crew. Well, I hope that the

    There are talks that Archie is being translated into Hindi, and some other languages by a Delhi based distributor, which closely follows the Tintin's debut in Hindi. So, maybe things would change regarding perspective over here and probably in Sri Lanka too.

  4. @Kign Wisva
    Seems by mid May there'll be Tin Tin books available in Hindi but not Tamil :((

    Thankz a lot for your commets. Hope things would change :)

    @கனவுகளின் காதலன்
    நன்றி நண்பரே. அரசியல் வாதிகள் போல சாக்கடைவாதிகள் எங்குமே இல்லை.

  5. @Rafiq
    As you said they gonna have Tin Tin in Hindi soon. There are so many Sinhala translations of Tin Tin also available in the market. I've worte about it previuosly.

    thankz a lot for your feedback.

  6. Mr. J,
    மேலை நாடுகளில் இதையெல்லாம் சதாரணமாக எடுத்துகொள்வார்கள். நம்ம ஊர் "கலாசார காவலர்களுக்கு" இது பற்றி யாருக்கும் தெரியப்போவதில்லை. ஆகையால் ஆர்ச்சி கவலைப்பட தேவையில்லை என நினைக்கிறேன்

  7. Hi friend.A new post has been upped.Please do visit and spread the word..

    சிறை மீட்டிய சித்திரக் கதை.......

    kindly delete this comment after reading...

  8. From The Desk Of Rebel Ravi:

    Mr J,

    why no posts for the last 2 months?

    Rebel Ravi,
    Change is the Only constant thing in this world.

  9. நண்பரே,

    வலையுலகிற்கு புதியவனான என்னுடைய ஜேம்ஸ் பாண்ட் குறித்த புதிய வலைத்தளம், தமிழில் - உங்கள் ஆதரவை நாடி.

  10. Rebel,
    I've wrote a post today :)


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