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 cheers on.

Keller's big day is contrasted with a storyline in which Archie separates from his wife Veronica.

During an 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.” (Audio of the interview is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)