Yay! Archie gets a gay character.....
I wish they had one when I was reading Archie...
There's a new kid in Riverdale – and you won't catch him chasing the skirts of Betty and Veronica.
Archie Comics is adding its first openly gay character to the clan in September, a move designed to update the classic comic, its makers said Thursday.
The hunky, blond Kevin Keller will stroll into town in Veronica issue #202 titled “Isn’t it Bromantic?”
A preview of the comic shows the young man openly telling Jughead he's not interested in the ladies who have fawned all over him because he is, in fact, gay.
That's all unbeknownst to Veronica, of course, who apparently dumps Archie to pursue Kevin.
Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater said it was high time they added a gay character to Riverdale. The addition is also a way of making the comic more “inclusive.”
“Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone,” he said in a statement. “It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books.”