I first wrote about Kevin, the first ever gay character in the Archie Comics, back in September 2010, he made a real splash back then and the issue in question sold out and they even issued a reprint which was the first time in Archie Comics history. Well I have some more news about him for you, he is all set to get married.
He is back in town after having spent some time serving in the Army (a man after my own heart) and not only does he tell his fellow comic book friends that he meet Mr Right but he announces his wedding.
When he was first on the scene (no pun intended) it was Veronica that was trying to make a play for him, although I was hoping it would be Jughead that Kevin would make his move with, alas that will have to remain a fantasy of mine….
Kevin’s upcoming same-sex marriage (not civil partnership) is another first for the Archie Comics, and will be the first one depicted in mainstream comic books in general. We wished him well in his adventures back in September and it’s great to see the character, grow and be so well received. In fact writer Dan Parent, was nominated for a GLAAD award for his creation. Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater said last year in relation to the creation of Archie’s first gay character: “The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive.” And it is great to see that they are continuing the good work.
Kevin’s wedding will appear in the January 2012 issue of Life With Archie, a spin-off series that follows the central characters as twenty-something adults, with his own solo series rumoured for a release early next year also. Watch this space….