Such an great development for this series! We cannot commend them enough!
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character to appear in the Archie comics, has been met with overwhelming acclaim, and now, in the companion series which features Archie and company as adults, Life With Archie, he'll be getting married to his boyfriend!
Set to take place in Life With Archie #16, which premieres in January, Kevin will be tying the knot after returning home from war!
According to official press release:
KEVIN KELLER GETS MARRIED!
New York, NY (September 14, 2011) The amazingly popular Kevin Keller is featured in the twenty-something world of Life With Archie. Kevin followed in his father's foot steps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero, but that's not all – It’s Kevin’s wedding day! The whole gang turns out for Kevin Keller's wedding as we discover how Kevin met “Mr. Right.” It's not all hearts and flowers, however. Unfortunately, this all occurs during the separation of Archie and Veronica. Archie Comics presents the wedding event of the year … again!
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith
Cover by Norm Breyfogle
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/12
On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/12
64-page, full color comic
Not only for addressing such a hot-button issue as gay marriage, but also by depicting him having served time overseas!
We cannot stress enough how wonderful it is to depict a homosexual in this kind of fashion!
Serious props! We can't wait to read it!
What do U think?? Are U looking forward to Kevin Keller's big day?
Tags: equal rights, gay character, gay marriage, inspiration, kevin keller, life with archie, war hero