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sbessiso
04-25-2010, 06:44 AM
This brings a tear to my eye. It's all about little things like this that help contribute to the bigger cause

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/04/22/PH2010042205767.jpg



Kevin Keller debuts as first openly gay character in Archie's Veronica Comics

By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 23, 2010

"Betty or Veronica . . . or Kevin?"

The decades-old question that has driven more Archie Comics plot turns than a white-walled jalopy just got a new twist.

Archie Comics announced Thursday that Riverdale High will enroll its first openly gay character in September.

The character, a blond newbie named Kevin Keller, will debut in No. 202 of Veronica Comics. In the initial story line, titled "Isn't It Bromantic?," Veronica is stymied when her womanly wiles hold no sway with Kevin, who has more in common with fellow foodie Jughead.

"Everyone seems to know where Kevin is coming from except Veronica," says Victor Gorelick, editor in chief of Archie Comics. "They don't tell Veronica -- they let her stew in it for a while. But he hangs out with Jughead -- they seem to have a connection as far as food goes."

Judging by Gorelick and Archie artist-writer Dan Parent, there's nothing more to be read into that last statement. Sometimes a malted is just a malted.

Kevin's debut is part of Archie Comics' larger efforts to contemporize the characters' world.

"The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater said in announcing the news.

This is just the latest step toward Riverdale showing more diversity. In the new story line of Archie Comics, the redheaded star is dating neither Veronica or Betty -- but Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.

With some comics, these collective changes would qualify as non-news. But in the less-diverse world of Riverdale -- where everything but the sundaes has often been vanilla -- this registers as a major shift.

Gorelick says none of the creative talent working on the Kevin story line is gay. He notes, though, that Parent has a daughter in high school and is able to draw -- literally -- from a range of experiences at her school.

That might explain why Riverdale High will also see an influx of 50 students this fall, according to Gorelick. "Another school will be shut because of budget cuts, and that closing will have a ripple effect," he says.
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As for whether any other Riverdale students will be gay, Parent has said: "Traditional Riverdale characters won't be coming out."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/22/AR2010042205766.html

Yay so happy!

gaypalmsprings
04-25-2010, 07:00 AM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/dominiquerave/DudeThatsGay.jpg

sbessiso
04-25-2010, 07:12 AM
im so fucking sick of your "funny pictures" gps....

SoulDischarge
04-25-2010, 07:57 AM
Fuck. This really ruins things for all of us who turned gay to be subversive.

JorgeC
04-25-2010, 07:58 AM
i thought you just loved the taste of dick?

SoulDischarge
04-25-2010, 08:06 AM
It's not that I particularly like the taste of dick, it just looks more appetizing than my other options in the genital buffet, a man's gotta eat.

JustSteve
04-25-2010, 08:15 AM
options?

or option?

thought there were only 2 choices, hmm???

gaypalmsprings
04-25-2010, 08:20 AM
Dick vs Cooter

ZackQ
04-25-2010, 09:51 AM
I was waiting in line at a grocery store the other day, and noticed Archie Comics. I worked in a grocery store from age 15 to 17. And as an adult, like everyone, I go shopping once or twice a week.

I've never seen anyone buy one of these. Does anyone knows who buys these?

SoulDischarge
04-25-2010, 09:53 AM
Gay rights activists apparently.

algunz
04-25-2010, 09:56 AM
You know how I know you're gay . . . you buy Archie.



I always thought they all were already gay, and I would fantasize about their secret bisexual orgies. Or was that just me.

MassonaBlackEyes
04-25-2010, 11:42 AM
wait so what was jughead?

suprefan
04-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Asexual?

fatbastard
04-25-2010, 03:59 PM
Little does Veronica know that she going to be kissing Artchie's cock when she kisses the new guy.

JelloPuddingChat
04-25-2010, 04:27 PM
Archie is NOT fucking Mr. Weatherbee!

Boourns
04-25-2010, 05:25 PM
He will disappear after two issues just like the token Indian and Japanese characters.

Still-ill
04-25-2010, 05:25 PM
This thread...

StubbADubb
04-25-2010, 05:26 PM
I still read Archie Comics that I've had since the early 80's....sweet, sweet nostalgia.

sbessiso
04-25-2010, 09:02 PM
This thread...

taken a direction i had not anticipated...

gaypalmsprings
04-25-2010, 09:05 PM
Here's are t-shirts on sale at Stagecoach. One step forward, and two steps backward...


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/P1030424.jpg


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/P1030425.jpg

HunterGather
04-25-2010, 09:16 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/sfxkxc.jpg

sbessiso
04-25-2010, 09:19 PM
its impossible to tell hunters posts from GPS'

gaypalmsprings
04-25-2010, 09:20 PM
http://www.slapupsidethehead.com/wp-content/media/2007/02/gayometer.jpg

HunterGather
04-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Stop it. I haven't posted "funny pictures" in a while.

edit: lolz @ lovingly hotlinked pic

GoEastYoungMan
04-26-2010, 08:18 AM
Archie is NOT fucking Mr. Weatherbee!

Archie was the bitch and Jughead was the butch - that's why Jughead wears that crown-looking hat all the time: he's the king of queen Archie's world.

caco0283
04-26-2010, 10:31 AM
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00358/ed_imageSNN1112D_358352a.jpg

PrettyRagdoll
04-26-2010, 10:39 AM
I'm still waiting on Betty and Veronica to dump Archie for each other

gaypalmsprings
04-26-2010, 04:52 PM
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00358/ed_imageSNN1112D_358352a.jpg

Ha! Good one!

VGRrX-kIcBE

HandBanana
04-26-2010, 04:55 PM
This is relevant to me, because it is 1967.

malcolmjamalawesome
04-26-2010, 04:59 PM
This is relevant to me, because it is 1967.

Ha.

Yeah, actually, who gives a shit about this?

SoulDischarge
04-26-2010, 09:14 PM
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND OUR STRUGGLE!

malcolmjamalawesome
04-26-2010, 09:24 PM
lulz

gaypalmsprings
04-26-2010, 09:27 PM
http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/m/jake_gyllenhaal_290907/jake_gyllenhaal_02_wenn1597587.jpg

sbessiso
04-27-2010, 12:06 AM
This is relevant to me, because it is 1967.


Ha.

Yeah, actually, who gives a shit about this?

Because i dont think young gays in 1967 would have ever dreamed of seeing something like THAT in an Archie comic.

CellarOwl
04-27-2010, 07:10 AM
Because i dont think young gays in 1967 would have ever dreamed of seeing something like THAT in an Archie comic.

They still haven't even addressed the growing sexual tensions between Archie and Reggie.

HandBanana
04-27-2010, 07:49 AM
Because i dont think young gays in 1967 would have ever dreamed of seeing something like THAT in an Archie comic.


The reason I said that isnt because of the step forward for gay visibility, which is laudable.

It was because having a gay character in an Archie comic in 2010 is akin to adding a gay character to the Amos and Andy radio show...in 2010.

malcolmjamalawesome
04-27-2010, 08:04 AM
Right, it's a step for gay equality in a completely no longer relevant setting.

It's not like there haven't been tons of gay characters in mainstream media for a while now anyway. What possible meaning/significance does this have?

HandBanana
04-27-2010, 08:19 AM
I'm adding a lesbian character to my popular Standishes of Wilmington Shire nickelodeon series to light up the Penny arcades and boardwalks during the upcoming summer months.

Her name is Bwendoleth and she raises ponies for exhibition. Just like a normal woman.

malcolmjamalawesome
04-27-2010, 08:21 AM
Ed Sullivan hires gay sidekick

MissingPerson
04-27-2010, 08:24 AM
I'm adding a lesbian character to my popular Standishes of Wilmington Shire nickelodeon series to light up the Penny arcades and boardwalks during the upcoming summer months.

Her name is Bwendoleth and she raises ponies for exhibition. Just like a normal woman.

All of this post is marvellous.

sbessiso
09-30-2010, 11:00 AM
First Gay Archie Comic Sells Out
By Michelle Garcia
KEVIN KELLER ARCHIE X390 (ARCHIECOMICS.COM) | ADVOCATE.COM

The issue of Veronica introducing Riverdale High School's first gay character has sold out its first print run, an unprecedented event for titles under the Archie Comics brand.

The company will print a limited edition of Veronica number 202 featuring a remastered variant cover, where Kevin Keller first appears as the new boy in town.

“We never thought Kevin Keller would become so hot so fast!” Archie Comicsco-CEO Jon Goldwater said in a press release.

The limited edition comics will be available in stores October 6 and at the 2010 New York Comic Con October 8-10. Kevin's next appearance will be in Veronica issues 204 and 205.

http://advocate.com/uploadedImages/ARCHIE.jpg

SoulDischarge
09-30-2010, 05:01 PM
Two issues before he dies of AIDS.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
09-30-2010, 05:25 PM
I bet Reggie beats him to death first.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
09-30-2010, 05:26 PM
I mean, just look at this asshole
http://livingbetweenwednesdays.com/wp-content/uploads/image/Rachelle/ReggieWhistle.jpg

rage patton
09-30-2010, 05:35 PM
Reggie is a rapist? I had no idea.

gaypalmsprings
09-30-2010, 05:39 PM
http://www.geekologie.com/2010/04/24/archie-1.jpg

gaypalmsprings
09-30-2010, 05:40 PM
http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/Homer-reads-Archie-500.jpg