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Archie comics introducing gay character

Fri 23 Apr 2010 In: International News View at Wayback

Long-running comic Archie is to include its first openly gay character. In September, Kevin Keller, will become a new classmate of Riverdale High students Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead. "The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," says Archie Comics Co-CEO, Jon Goldwater. Kevin will appear in the full-issue story, Isn't it Bromantic? in Veronica #202, as the "new hunk in town" who Veronica just has to have. He defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest and she desperately latches onto him. Archie Comics says "mayhem and hilarity ensue as Kevin desperately attempts to let Veronica down easy and her flirtations only become increasingly persistent."    

Credit: GayNZ,com Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 23rd April 2010 - 10:22am

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