Archie's first openly gay character is reaching another milestone in January 2012: marriage. The adult version of Kevin Keller is set to appear in Life With Archie #16, the magazine-format series that depicts, in each issue, the experiences of a 20something Archie married to Betty in one possible future, and another where he's married to Veronica. The comic is set to depict Keller as returning to Riverdale as a war hero, and marrying his "Mr. Right." Kevin Keller debuted a year ago in the pages of Veronica #202 to plenty of positive press, and has since gone on to star in his own miniseries, with an ongoing announced for February 2012. In the miniseries, it was revealed that Kevin is an Army brat, with plans on following in his father's footsteps. Plans to show Kevin's marriage in Life With Archie were first announced in July, but the specific issue and timeframe weren't public until today. Archie's official press release follows:
KEVIN KELLER GETS MARRIED!
New York, NY (September 14, 2011) 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!
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith
Cover by Norm Breyfogle
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/12
On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/12
64-page, full color comic
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