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CBR TV: Mark Waid Courts "Strange Fruit" Controversy, Making "Archie" Resonate After 75 Years

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Mark Waid spoke with CBR TV from Comic-Con International about his history of writing comics that are accessible for readers new and old before talking about his latest series from BOOM!. The story of a mysterious being's arrival in 1927 Mississippi, "Strange Fruit" mixes elements of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" with the heroic myth, all filtered through historical racial tensions. The book has already caused a stir online, and Waid talks about what it's like for him, as a White writer, to tell this kind of story following increased racial tensions in the U.S. and how he remains proud of the story he and J.G. Jones are telling. He also talks about his work on the recently rebooted "Archie" with Fiona Staples, how Archie stacks up against other comic book icons and how long he plans to stick with the Riverdale gang.