GAY ARCHIE COMIC SELLS OUT
Despite protests from groups like One Million Moms, the Kevin Keller issue of Life With Archiethat featured Keller’s same-sex wedding has sold out.
In the comic, Kevin, the series’ first gay character, marries a male doctor he met following injuries sustained in the armed forces. The storyline began with a friendship in the hospital and blossomed into a romance.
According to Archie Comics’ co-CEO Jon Goldwater, the gay character is here to stay. “Kevin will always be a major part of Riverdale, and we’re overjoyed, honored and humbled by the response to this issue. Our fans have come out full force to support Kevin. He is, without a doubt, the most important new character in Archie history.”
This makes me super happy. I grew up reading Archie comics. If someone told me 20 years ago that this would be happening in the comic, I’d have called them crazy. If only we could get the rest of America to be as progressive. ~ Kim