Archie Comics Introduces First Homosexual Character

April 23, 2010 - 3:57 PM
Riverdale High is getting its first gay character.

In this image released by Archie Comics, the comic book cover for issue

New York (AP) - Riverdale High is getting its first gay character.
 
Archie Comics announced Thursday that in an issue out Sept. 1, the long-running comic will introduce its first "openly gay" character, Kevin Keller.
 
The strapping blond will defeat Jughead in a burger eating contest, win the affection of Veronica and wrestle over how to gently rebuff her flirtations.
 
Jon Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics, says the introduction of Kevin is "about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive."