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Hey Archie Fans! Kevin Keller Is Getting His Own Comic Series!

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Hellz to the yes! WERK IT, boy!

Last year, the awesome minds behind the Archie comics introduced its first openly gay character to the series, named Kevin Keller, and to say that he's become quite popular with readers and the LGBT community alike is a pretty big understatement!

IN fact, feedback has been so positive that Kevin will be getting his own monthly comic book, starting next February!

Jon Goldwater, co-chief executive of Archie, says:

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Hey Archie Fans! Kevin Keller Is Getting His Own Mini-Series!

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Oh man! This is excellent news!

Archie comics introduced their readers to Kevin Keller last year, an openly gay teen who ended up prompting almost universal accolades from fans and critics alike, and now, it's being reported that the character will be getting his own four-part miniseries this summer!

Publisher Dan Parent will be writing the comics, which will focus on Kevin's journey before coming out to his friends and family, as well as his positive relationship with his father, as well as his relationships with the other characters in the Archie universe!

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

“There have been gay characters in other comics, but Keller's role as a friend to Archie, Veronica and the others at Riverdale High is part of the company's push to keep them relevant and contemporary.”

Amazing! And it's clearly working!

The first Veronica comic with him in it sold out completely! It's unreal!

We're so thrilled that the minds behind Archie have taken such positive steps toward bringing a normal, well-adjusted and likable gay teen to the forefront of their stories, and we're excited to see what will come from them with this new mini-series!

Clearly, it's resonating with people and helping confused young people come to terms with parts of themselves that they might not yet understand!

Congrats, guys!

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Archie Gay Character Gets His Own Miniseries!

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Hell yeah!

The first ever openly gay character in the Archie comics, Kevin Keller, has just gotten his own spin-off series!

The four-issue comic was announced at New York Comic Con, and the character's creator, Dan Parent, will be writing!

We're so thrilled that Kevin has caught on with fans and is getting his own stories!

Werk it, bb!

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Archie Comics Introduce Gay Character To Series!!

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Even Archie is getting with the times!

The classic comic book is introducing its first openly gay character, named Kevin Keller, in the upcoming issue Isn't It Bromantic? - and the only conflict he faces is whether or not to tell an interested Veronica that she's not his type!

Lovely!

Says the cartoonist, Dan Parent:

"In the last year or two, we've been introducing a lot of new characters: Diverse characters, characters with different ethnicities. With trying to be diverse, we wanted to have everybody at the table. We knew at some point we wanted to introduce a gay character, and when I came up with the story idea, we felt it worked in context with this story. They just like watching Veronica making a fool of herself, trying to get this guy to like her. At the beginning of the book, Kevin tells Jughead first that he's gay. And Kevin feels kind of bad and wants to tell Veronica why he's not interested. But Jughead keeps saying, 'No, you should wait to tell her,' because he's enjoying watching Veronica's antics. Jughead's got a mind of his own. I think he'd be the first person to be accepting of a gay character. The story is very much in the true context of our Archie stories. It's Veronica being Veronica. The fact that there's a gay character in the story isn't a big deal to the characters. We didn't do something with turmoil. The guy just happens to be gay, and the characters accept it, and that's it. My daughter has openly gay kids in her high school and it's accepted. Obviously this isn't the case everywhere in the country. There are struggles that gay people have. But gay kids in high schools isn't the big deal it used to be, and we want to reflect the way being gay is accepted in today's society. We're trying to show that Riverdale is an accepting community, that everyone is welcome in Riverdale. We're trying to show that Riverdale is that ideal town that everybody wants to be a part of."

Well spoken and 100% true!

We think it's wonderful that they would introduce a gay character in such a natural and effortless manner!

What do U think?? Are U interested to see how Kevin fits with the rest of the Riverdale gang??

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