Thursday, November 3, 2011

Archie Comics Releases First Kevin Keller Cover For February 2012

Archie Comics has released the premiere issue cover of Kevin Keller's ongoing series, which launches in February 2012. Kevin is, of course, the first openly gay character in mainstream comics history, who was introduced in Veronica #202, which became the fastest-selling comic in Archie's 70-year history. Since, he has garnered his own four-issue mini-series, which is so successful that Kevin now joins the ranks of Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead with his own branded series.

Veteran Archie writer and artist Dan Parent, who created the character, will helm the bold storyline about Kevin becoming president of the student class—and at some point, as a New York state native, falling in love and hosting his same-sex wedding in Riverdale, with all of the Archie gang in attendance. If only reality were as accepting.

As I shared last month, Parent recently drew an original Archie for me as a lifetime fan, a gift from my pal Bob.