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Kevin Keller

Meanwhile...

The Archie Movie Will, Sadly, Not Feature Zombies, But A Coming Of Age Story


After hearing the news that there are plans for an Archie movie penned by Afterlife with Archie author and Glee writer and producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was in the works, many hoped that the writers two Archie works might meet, with the so far mysterious Archie movie featuring some good old fashioned brain-eating monsters.  Somewhat predictably, the upcoming film will not be featuring zombies.  However, it will feature some favorite Archie characters and a more traditional Archie story, as Aguirre-Sacasa revealed to the LA Times yesterday.

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I See What They Did There

Archie Comics to Poke Fun at Gay Character Controversy by Having Him Kiss a Boy

Despite the fact that his eventual wedding was covered in Life With Archie, Archie Comics apparently hasn’t published a drawing of Kevin Keller, its first gay character, kissing another guy? Or maybe it just hasn’t in a main Archie title, LWA, is, after all, a slightly more serious title that follows the adult lives of the Riverdale gang.

Anyway, they’re going to print Kevin kissing his boyfriend in a story that seems hilariously like they’re thumbing their noses at One Million Moms. Why would Archie want to get in a dig at One Million Moms? Do you need to ask?

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Great Hera!

Batwoman, ParaNorman, True Blood get GLAAD Nominations!

Yesterday the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation published the nominations for their annual awards honoring mainstream works of television, cinema, comics, and journalism that they consider to have done an outstanding job of depicting the LGBTQ community and the lives of those within it. Some of the nominees are, unsurprisingly, very close to our hearts.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Archie’s Pal Kevin Keller at The Olympics

Check out this Olympics-themed Archie comic! Romance, sports, and shenanigans abound! (via Newsarama.)

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And All Was Right With the World

George Takei to Boldy Go Where Very Few Celebrities Have Gone Before: A Cameo in A Kevin Keller Comic

As a series that I left behind shortly after I decided that I would now aspire to be a real teenager and I’d be reading and watching things with less kissing and more space aliens (this made sense somehow), I’ve been continually impressed with Archie Comics over the past couple of years. From the almost unsettlingly mature new spin on Life With Archie, to the introduction of Kevin Keller (and the reasoning behind it), to the wedding of Kevin Keller, to Keller getting his own series, well.

Institutions of whitebread suburban life in kids entertainment aren’t supposed to suddenly start getting really progressive. That’s completely counterintuitive to my cynical brain, and they should stop it (they shouldn’t stop it).

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Han Solo Crayons

We wish we could tell you that you can buy these, but they’ve already sold out of Extramoneyformommy’s Etsy shop. Maybe if you ask nicely, she’ll make some more? (Gizmodo)

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And That's Terrible

One Million Moms Asking Toys R Us To Pull Archie’s Gay Marriage Comic [UPDATED]

Remember when the group One Million Moms decided to go up against JC Penny and Ellen DeGeneres and failed miserably? Well this time they’re going after Toys R Us and Archie Comics. Shall we start placing bets? 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Awesome Batgirl Cosplay

aigue-marine looks badass as Stephanie Brown as Batgirl. (Geeks are Sexy)

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Romance

Life With Archie #16 Will Feature the Wedding of Kevin Keller!

Well, Archie Comics, you’ve done it again! After seeing such great success with Kevin Keller, their first openly gay character with his own title, AC has announced that not only will Kevin get to actually have a relationship, but he’ll be getting married! The wedding will take place in Life With Archie #16, which will also feature some marital trouble between Archie and Veronica. (We’re pretty sure Kevin has nothing to do with that.)

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And All Was Right With the World

Kevin Keller, Archie‘s Gay, DADT Referencing Teen Character to Get His Own Monthly

Archie Comics just keeps surprising us these days, so it would probably be better if we just rebooted our image of them as an ancient all-American comics franchise that’s dedicatedly filling the niche it’s always been able to captivate and that other comics publishers have been unable or unwilling to dive into: pre-teen romance comics that parents don’t mind buying because they are tame to the point of absurdity.

After introducing their first gay character to great public attention and a record breaking print run (it’s the only Archie comic that has ever been given a second printing) they didn’t let the haters make them nervous (like some companies I could name) and instead made a very savvy business decision.

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