Archie Comics to Feature Gay Wedding

By Maryann Yin Comment

Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character, will get married in issue #16 of the Life with Archie series.

Paul Kupperberg wrote the story. Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith and Norm Breyfogle illustrated. The sixty-four page comic will hit newsstands on January 10, 2012, six months after New York state lawmakers legalized gay marriage.

Here’s more from the announcement: “The whole gang turns out for Kevin Keller’s wedding as we discover how Kevin met ‘Mr. Right.’ It’s not all hearts and flowers, however. Unfortunately, this all occurs during the separation of Archie and Veronica. Archie Comics presents the wedding event of the year … again!”