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AICN COMICS: SPINNER RACK PREVIEWS is our new weekly one-stop shop for previews of comics coming out in the upcoming week. Click on the pics below to gaze into the near future to read these extra special previews of comics varying from the heart of the mainstream to the tip of the edge of the fringe.
Be sure to look for more AICN COMICS as the rest of your favorite @$$Holes lend their opinions on their weekly pull every Wednesday with AICN COMICS REVIEWS and then more @$$y goodness can be found in our semi-regular interview column AICN COMICS: Q&@ now on Fridays!

Hey folks, Ambush Bug here. Before we head into this week’s previews, I have a few items of note that y’all may be interested in. First ARCHIE COMICS gave us a scoop that they wanted us to pass along. Check out the big Archie News below!


New York, NY (April 22, 2010): Archie Comics, home of the famous Riverdale High students Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead, is about to welcome a new classmate this fall! On September 1st, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, will be welcomed into the town of Riverdale.
“The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books,” stated Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater.
VERONICA #202 features the full-issue story, “Isn't it Bromantic?” that introduces Kevin, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Kevin Keller is the new hunk in town and Veronica just has to have him. After Kevin defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest at Pop's Chocklit Shoppe, she desperately latches onto him. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Kevin desperately attempts to let Veronica down easy and her flirtations only become increasingly persistent.
In addition to the new ongoing achievements at Archie Comics--the #4 iPad book app and most downloaded comics on iTunes, the launch of Stan Lee Comics, Archie's Red Circle superheroes at DC, and exciting new partnerships with Abrams, Dark Horse and IDW--the introduction of Kevin as an openly gay character is part of the commitment to keep Archie properties reflective of the current world of teens and teen media.
Kevin arrives in VERONICA #202's “Isn't it Bromantic?” this September, in comic shops 9/1/2010 and on newsstands 9/14/2010.

Our man on all things ARCHIE, Optimous Douche, will be interviewing the folks behind this issue in an upcoming AICN COMICS Q&@!

Next I wanted to guide you all towards a very cool website and a cool cause. I received an email from Tim Miner about a project he calls 5 Minute Marvels. I’ll let Tim explain it to you in his own words.

Hey Bug, Earlier this year, my daughters, Cate (5) and Grace (6), and I launched a kids comic art blog called 5 Minute Marvels. We started it after Grace started drawing superheroes after Christmas and invited her sister and I to join her. Then, she wanted to put them online. Here's how it works: The girls and I take 5 minutes (that's all) every night before bedtime. We pick a character -- superhero, cartoon character, original idea --and draw it. We talk while we draw, we share our work and then we post it. It's a very special time for us. But, the blog's not JUST for us. We want others to join us and send us their art to post. (And, many have ... as well as professional comic artists who have sent in drawings so the girls can draw with them.) Our ultimate goal is to get more kids and adults drawing together and having fun. And, to help children fall in love with comics. I would be appreciative of any suggestions or support you could give 5 Minute Marvels. And, if you want to draw with us ... the girls would love it. Best wishes, Tim Miner

Now that’s damn cool. Can’t wait to do my own 5 Minute Marvel. Be sure to follow the link to make yours.

Today on the Spinner Rack!







THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #2 Creator and Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Greg Tocchini Publisher: Radical Comics In stores this week!

THE INCREDIBLES #8 Written by Mark Waid and Landry Walker Drawn by Marcio Takara Publisher: BOOM! Studios In stores this week!

MACK TURNER: SLAYER OF THE DEAD #2 Writer: Kevin Powers Art: Israel Gonzalez Publisher: Timeless Journey Comics In stores now!

GOLLY #5 Writer: Phil Hester Art: Brook Turner Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!

SALEMS DAUGHTER #4 Writer: Ralph Tedesco Art: Caio Menescal Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment In stores this week!

THE DEADBEAT OGN Story and Art: Jeremy Massie Publisher: Alterna Comics In stores in May!

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE OGN Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art: Giancarlo Caracuzzo & Paul Mounts Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SLEEP? DUST TO DUST #1 Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Robert Adler Publisher: BOOM! Studios In stores May 26th!

THE WAKING #3 Writer: Raven Gregory Art: Vic Drujiniu Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment In stores this week!

INCORRUPTIBLE #5 Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Horacio Domingues Publisher: BOOM! Studios In stores this week!

ALADDIN: LEGACY OF THE LOST #3 Writer: Ian Edginton Illustrator: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: Radical Comics In stores this week!

INVINCIBLE #71 Writer: Robert Kirkman Art: Ryan Ottley & Fco Plascencia Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!

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  • April 26, 2010, 10 a.m. CST


    by I am the most horrible

  • April 26, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • April 26, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Jughead was the first closeted gay Archie character

    by Stallion_Cornell

    Wonder if things will work out with him and Kevin.

  • April 26, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Gay Archie

    by MrShootist

    A gay Archie character is, like, so, gay.

  • April 26, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by radruss001

    I heard about Archie gay character on Friday.

  • April 26, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    All over the web?

    by BizarroJerry

    Hell, I saw it mentioned in CNN Sunday morning!

  • April 26, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by MovieWhore

    WHEN did Mamma Incredible get her tits cut off??

  • April 26, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Then again...

    by BizarroJerry

    I suppose that coulda been a joke...

  • April 26, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Veronica > Betty

    by Darth Busey

    And its not close

  • April 26, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Unlike the other news outlets

    by optimous_douche

    We actually upheld the embrago that Archie Comics placed on the story.<p> They asked so nicely how could we say no.<p> I guess they didn't ask the other sites or those sites just didn't care.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    FUCK YES GOLLY #5!!!

    by Series7


  • April 26, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    O Douche

    by g0dai

    Yes, you might have upheld the Archie Comics embargo, but since they shared it with every other news org on the planet, it's still not an exclusive. And if you noticed that everyone else on the planet had broken the embargo, maybe you should have modified your post before you put it up... Just sayin'

  • April 26, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Finally Jughead has someone to date.

    by fiester

    Juggie has been a closeted gay for decades now.

  • April 26, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Strange.. I always figured Archie was the gay one

    by LargoJr

    I mean.. JEEBUS!! <p> He's been dating Betty & Veronica for 40+ years and NEITHER of them are preggers yet??

  • April 26, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Reggie is simply metrosexual

    by terry1978

    I don't doubt for a minute he's into the pussy. Arch and Jug...don't know.

  • April 26, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Fair enough N0bi

    by optimous_douche

  • April 26, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Fair enough N0bi

    by optimous_douche

  • April 26, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    THE INCREDIBLES Preview - Quite Appropriate

    by Squashua

    Let's put it even closer to SALEM'S DAUGHTER next time. :)

  • April 26, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    "After Kevin defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest"

    by MediaGold

    Uhh, what?? I call bullshit. Jughead is an eating machine. He makes Jaws looks like a vegetarian amateur. This fruity loop beats Jughead, he of the transdimensional stomach, to a burger eating contest??? What, does HIV burn up that many calories? Sorry, I might have gone too far there, but seriously - NO ONE beats Jughead in any kind of eating contest, let alone a burger one. Not even the Blob or that Japanese kid or Galactus.

  • April 26, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    "Archie never did settle on Betty or Veronica"

    by Tall_Boy66

    Because he wanted them both at the same time, you assholes! He never chose one because he was trying to get both of them into a three-way!

  • April 26, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Well, do notice...

    by roninredshade

    ...statement says, "first, OPENLY gay character..." Welcome to the 21 Century Archie.

  • April 26, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    No irredeemable in article

    by NippleEffect

    it's the flip side one

  • April 26, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Last Days is a violently good time

    by comicdude77

    i cringed at the page where the guys leg is blown off! wtf and i thought the first was crazy, the 2nd looks like the comic version of scarface! can't wait for this to come out

  • April 26, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I'd fuck Elastigirl

    by Amazing Maurice

    Thats all I got.

  • April 26, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Archie in the 21st Century...

    by bottleimp

    Wonder if that means Riverdale will start busing in some minorities, too.

  • April 26, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Can Archie afford to lose more readers?

    by FeralAngel

    Sure, some won't care, but there *will* be parents (and kids) who will drop the comics like a hot potato after this politically-correct publicity grab. Seriously, if the publishers really want to grab more readers, they could work on better art and scripting. The new issues (my niece has a few) are garbage. A far cry from the deftly drawn and humorously written Archies I read as a kid (my brother and I were partial to the Jughead series; at that age, we, too, were woman-hating eating machines). Really this gay character jazz is lame. It begs for parody. South Park, are you listening?

  • April 26, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, what happened to Elastigirl's chest?

    by FeralAngel

    Elastigirl's got a little less bounce. You'd think a rubber-bodied beyotch would have what it takes to lift and separate. Now she's as flat as Minnie Mouse. What is this, the Disneyfication of Pixar?

  • April 26, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I feel sorry for guys named Kevin

    by bat725

  • April 27, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by evilhoban

    ...where have you been? ...and can you bring Bad Dog back with you?