Archie comics as a kid, you probably remember the backup feature Li'l Jinx, which first appeared in 1947 and continued through the 1980s. A seven or eight year old with blond pigtails, L'il Jinx was a distaff Dennis the Menace who always caused catastrophes for her single Dad (I don't remember her Mom ever appearing). She was a tomboy, strong and athletic, particularly interested in baseball.
Her coterie of friends included the fat Charlie Hawse, the nerdish Greg, the snobbish Gigi, and the token black kids Russ and Roz.
The second, Little Mis-Steps, came out this week. It solves the problem of the missing Mother:
She's a lesbian.
Jinx wonders: does that explain why I'm into boy stuff like baseball, not girly stuff like makeup and dresses?
No: liking baseball has nothing to do with liking boys.
Coming a couple of years after Kevin Keller became the first gay character in children's comics, this is another breakthrough with only one misstep: Mom is portrayed as borderline neglectful, too busy with her career to spend time with Jinx.