Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wedding bells to ring for Archie Comics' gay character


(CNN) - One of Archie Comics' archetypal all-American teens is getting married – and it isn't to girl-next-door Betty Cooper or scheming sophisticate Veronica Lodge.

A year after introducing Riverdale’s first gay character, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics is showing his marriage to an African-American physical therapist named Clay Walker. The issue with their wedding, "Life with Archie #16," debuts at comic book stores January 4 and newsstands January 10.

It's part of a series that imagines the gang five or six years after graduation, with two alternate timelines - one in which Archie married Betty, another in which he married Veronica. Kevin's wedding appears as part of a story showing Archie and Betty's married life.

Kevin Keller is shown to have followed in his Army father's footsteps - in images released to CNN, readers learn that he served in the military and was injured while serving in Iraq. He meets Dr. Clay Walker while in a hospital’s rehabilitation unit.

Full article here

[JPX] I never thought I would live to see Archie Comics become so progressive, especially when the publisher used to put out frightening crap like this,


6 comments:

Octopunk said...

I can't believe the guy with the humongous red afro is talking to anyone about being embarrassed.

Good for them... the alternate timeline thing is weird. In the world in which Archie marries Veronica, are the gay characters strung-out, orgy-loving club kids?

I mean, their one gay character is an Iraq vet, getting married and his partner is black. They pretty much put all the good traits in that universe.

Jordan said...

There are different Archie continuities? I mean, wow...why bother? It's all such crap.

Jordan said...

There are different Archie continuities? I mean, wow...why bother? It's all such crap.

Octopunk said...

Jordan is the same in both timelines, apparently.

Jordan said...

Ah, you didn't notice the subtle (yet crucial) difference!

Octopunk said...

Unless one of those two avatars is sporting a thin goatee, I'm not interested.