Archie's gay character Kevin Keller
gets married in the January issue (#16) of Life with Archie,
which went on sale Wednesday.
In the comic book that looks at the
possible future lives of Archie characters, Keller returns from
serving in the military to marry Clay.
Cover artwork for the issue shows Kevin
and husband Clay standing in front of a Just Married sign as the gang
Keller's big day is contrasted with a
storyline in which Archie separates from his wife Veronica.
interview on the Take Away with John Hockenberry and Celeste
Headlee, Dan Parent, the creator of the character, said Kevin's
storyline had been embraced by fans.
After agreeing that people don't want
Archie to become too political, Parent added: “When we first
introduced Kevin there was some slight, you know, controversy about
having a gay character in the book. But when they read the story, it
was overwhelmingly well received, because the story was not
political. And we were very careful not to make it that way.”
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