Gerry Canavan

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He’s a Good Boy, Damnit

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February 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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Archie Comics misguided tokenism update: Mina Lee.

A frail albino Korean girl who was the only one to see Reggie’s soft side. Reggie showed a more compasionate and humble self to her and bought her a pet caiman for her. She named it Reji in honour of Reggie. Mina is very into reptiles and dreams of owning a humane menagerie when she is older. Archie once met her and he was confused as to what she saw in Reggie. Mina is very shy but quirky and interesting. Her family speaks Korean at home and she often says a few Korean pet names to Reggie (usually strange names, like “Sweet Lizard” and “Iguana Love”). She was expelled after she brought Reji to school with her and it is unknown if she will reappear.

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August 7, 2007 at 4:14 pm

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Out-Raj-ous. I’m offended less by the transparently cynical attempt to “diversify” Riverdale High by adding token characters like Raj Patel, Chuck Clayton, and “Veronica’s friend Ginger Lopez” and more by the idea that there’s anyone anywhere buying Archie Comics in 2007.

According to Ruiz, Raj has just moved into Riverdale High and likes sci-fi movies, building models and making films. And, he’s just as impulsive as Archie.

Coming up with Raj’s look was one of the biggest challenges of creating the whole character. I wanted a character that reflected his background without looking like a caricature and still fit in seamlessly with the other characters.

Ruiz has given Raj a perky appearance. He’s a bit smaller than most of Riverdale’s males. His lively, optimistic personality is portrayed as much through his wardrobe, bedroom and expressive face, as it is through his words.

As for the rest of the family, there aren’t much background details but they do look good. Raj’s father Ravi Patel is a doctor and his character is along the lines of Mr Lodge, only younger and Indian.

Thank God they aren’t caricatures. Via MeFi.

I couldn’t decide whether a Simpsons or Clone High clip was more appropriate here, so you’ll excuse me for going with both.

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August 7, 2007 at 3:49 pm