Last Wednesday, June 18th, the anticipated issue of Archie Comics featuring a new character that is a wheelchair user finally hit comic book stores. Harper, the cousin to the diva socialite Veronica Lodge, made her debut, and boy, are those within the disability and comic book communities buzzing about it. Harper, from various news articles published about her arrival, is described as a “spunky fashionista” with an incredible “dynamic personality.” The idea behind Harper’s creation in the series stemmed from a conversation between Archie Comics writer and artist Dan Parent, and Archie fan Jewel Kats, a children’s book author who has a disability. (I spotlighted Kats’ book, Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair, in a previous article on the RYV! blog.) It is truly amazing that a conversation sparked an incredible idea, which birthed an empowering character.