Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Archie's Gay Pal Kevin Keller Earns Series

Archie Comics' first openly gay character, Kevin Keller, has proven so popular that the iconic title's publisher is issuing his own four-issue series in June.

Keller was introduced in September 2010, in Veronica 202, and the issue sold out instantly, prompting Archie Comics to issue a reprint for the first time in its history. His debut and creator, writer/artist Dan Parent, were also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award at the beginning of the year.

Keller encored earlier this month in Veronica 205 before his series this summer, which focuses on the wanna-be writer's life before he arrived in Riverdale, including his struggles in junior high school. It will also establish that he is an Army brat and introduce friends Wendy & William, whom Keller has been seen texting.