Archie Celebrates Gay Wedding Kevin Keller marries in January issue By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Nov 25, 2011 4:14 PM CST 44 comments Comments In this comic book cover image released by Archie Comics, Kevin Keller, left, the first openly gay character is shown on the cover with his father, a retired Army colonel. (AP Photo/Archie Comics) (Newser) – The Archie gay wedding is here. Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie’s hometown of Riverdale, is getting married as promised in the January issue of Life With Archie. Kevin, who serves in the US military, and his African-American partner, Clay Walker, met in a military hospital. The Huffington Post has more on the story, as well as the cover art.