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Gay Archie character to get married!

books Updated: Sep 16, 2011 13:29 IST
Sonakshi Babbar, Hindustan Times
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Just a year after introducing, Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie comics, the series will now show him tying the knot with his Mr. Right!

The iconic comic series raised eyebrows when it introduced its first gay character in April last year and now its ready to endorse gay marriage. The hugely popular character is set to marry his sweetheart in the number 16 edition of Life With Archie, due out in January.

A press release from Archie Comics announced, "The amazingly popular Kevin Keller is featured in the twenty-something world of 'Life With Archie.' Kevin followed in his father's foot steps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero, but that's not all - It's Kevin's wedding day! 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!", reports Huffington Post.

The first Archie comic featuring the gay character, "Veronica #202," was an instant sell-out.