According to the publisher of Archie comics, an openly gay character will join the ranks of Archie, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead at Riverdale High in September. The name of this gay character is Kevin Keller, and he promises to bring fundamental change to the world of Archie comics. Needless to say, many gay groups are applauding this change, while many Christian groups are absolutely outraged. After all, it was only a couple of decades ago when Archie comics often published evangelistic comic books with a very direct gospel message.
But today Archie comics is all about promoting liberal values. Archie Comics Co-CEO, Jon Goldwater recently put it this way....
"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."
So how will Kevin Keller make his first appearance? Well, Veronica, Archie's on-again, off-again girlfriend, falls for Kevin Keller (not realizing that he is gay) in a story called "Isn't It Bromantic?" in the September issue of Veronica.