Last year, Kevin Keller became Archie Comics’ first openly gay character; now, he’s getting hitched, On Top Magazine reports. “Kevin followed in his father's footsteps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero,” the comic company says in a press release. “But that's not all—It's Kevin's wedding day!” Spoiler alert: Kevin’s nuptials will reportedly be timed with Archie’s separation from Veronica.
The announcement has sparked the ire of gay-marriage opponents, the magazine notes. “It is unfortunate that a comic book series usually seen as depicting innocent, all-American life is now being used to advance the sexual revolution,” said a Family Research Council rep. Meanwhile, at Mediaite, Jon Bershad parodies such reactions. “With this comic book coming out (no pun intended) and Chaz Bono dancing with stars, it’s only a matter of time before every child out there is a gay married transsexual,” he notes. Click for more. (Read more Archie Comics stories.)