Archie Comics Gets First Gay Character Archie and Jughead get a new pal By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Apr 22, 2010 4:57 PM CDT 23 comments Comments Here's the cover of the new 'Veronica' comic. (Archie Comics) (Newser) – Archie and Jughead will be roaming the halls of Riverdale High with the comic book series' first gay character. "Kevin Keller" makes his debut in issue No. 202 of the Veronica comic book, reports the Daily News. The storyline has Veronica falling for the hunky new guy, only to be rebuffed for reasons that aren't her fault. "We're trying to reflect society," says the artist-writer behind the series.