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Archie Comics Introduces Harper, a New Recurring Character Who’s Living With a Disability

Good News Everyone!

This week we’ll be getting our first introduction to a brand new recurring member of the Riverdale gang: Harper, Archie Comics‘s first central disabled character to be introduced in quite a while. Harper is based on real life children’s author Jewel Kats, who petitioned Dan Parent (the Archie creator who oversaw Kevin Keller’s intro) to include a disabled character in the core cast, and you can read all about that in Comic Book Resources interview with the two.

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