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Lena Dunham to Write Archie Comic Books (For Realz)

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, March 03 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Lena Dunham to Write Archie Comic Books (For Realz)

Eh. Why not?

Source: CBR

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Archie Comics has scored the elusive "breaking" headline over at Comic Book Resources thanks to the announcement that Girls star Lena Dunham will be writing several issues of Archie Comics in the future. Dunham was recruited by new Archie chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who sent Dunham a box of comics after she expressed her affinity for Archie Comics in an interview last year. From CBR:

"We sent her a box of tons of Archie books, she devoured them all, and maybe a week or two later came back with her pitch," Aguirre-Sacasa said to CBR.


The Outhouse does not condone the eating of comic books, but hey, who are we to argue with the voice of a generation?

"I'm not going to spoil it, but it's really, really funny. It's incredibly contemporary. It's a classic Archie story, with a definitely unique, Lena spin, and it's going to be set in Archie continuity."


According to sources, the pitch consisted of Dunham replaying her nude ping pong scene with Patrick Wilson over and over again until Archie's editors gave her free reign over the company's entire line of characters. "It's real people doing real stuff," an Archie staffer was reported to say of Dunham's ideas.

No word on when the stories will be released, but hey, firm timetables are for old people who have abandoned the free spirit of youth for the soul-crushing monotony of Dilbertesque coroprate servitude, man. "This isn't DC," Aguirre-Sacasa explained.

Stay tuned to The Outhouse and we'll keep you updated on this, you know, if we feel like it. Don't tell us what to do!


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