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Freakmagnets and Criminal Indictments—Archie Comics at Baltimore Comic Con

Archie Comics has been called one of the most progressive comics publishers around for some time now, particularly since the 2006 introduction of gay character Kevin Keller to the Archie universe. Several soon-to-be-released series like Afterlife with Archie and The …

Orbiting Dan Parent At San Diego

Robin Harman writes; Recorded at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, our very own Chris Thompson, along with First Comic’s News’ Rik Offenberger, hosted a special panel looking at the career of Dan Parent. Through discussion with Dan, we hear …

Kevin Keller’s Glad To Be Me Heads Up Archie Collections For 2014

Kevin Keller’s Glad To Be Me by Dan Parent heads up year of collections from Archie Comics in 2014, including their first mature readers title, Afterlife With Archie and the return of private detective Sam Hill from Tom DeFalco and …

Archie Comics Cancels Russian Trip Over Anti-Gay Laws

Again, one of those headlines that ten years, I couldn’t have even envisaged. In an interview with Back2Stonewall, Archie writer Dan Parent has revealed that the Archie gang will no longer be travelling to Russia in their upcoming foreign adventures, …

Archie’s First Gay Kiss – And Taking On One Million Moms

There’s been relationships. There’s been a marriage. But up until today, gay kisses have been off the table. But in today’s issue of Archie Comics, Kevin Keller says goodbye to his boyfriend in a store, with a kiss. And, in …

Archie Comics’ First Gay Kiss, As A Result Of One Million Moms

Archie Comics has just won one GLAAD Award, but that’s clearly not enough. We’ve had a same-sex wedding, now it’s time for a same-sex kiss. Funny, I always thought that would come first… In the New York Daily News, Archie Comics …

Dan Parent Receives GLAAD Award For Kevin Keller

Kevin Keller, published by Archie Comics and created by Dan Parent has won the GLAAD prize for Outstanding Comic Book. The GLAAD awards celebrate LGBT portrayals in the mass media, and were presented at the weekend in San Francisco at …

Twenty-One Thoughts About Twenty-One Comics – Detective Comics, Avengers, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Action Comics, Kevin Keller, Wake The F*ck Up, Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Hellboy, Daredevil End Of Days, Avenging Spider-Man, Ultimates, Thunderbolts, All New X-Men, Fashion Beast, I Love Trouble, Great Pacific, Minutemen And Creator Owned Heroes

  There are more aspects that tie into Death Of The Family in some of the non-tie books that with today’s die cut cover Detective Comics #15. At least on the surface. But this juxtaposition rather fits the themes in …

And Now Archie Cast Cosplay As The Original Star Trek

And here’s the variant cover to Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller #6, featuring a certain George Takei, courtesy of BuzzFeed. I like the little Uniform logos…

George Takei Joins Kevin Keller In Archie Comics

In November, one gay icon meets another, in Archie Comics. Kevin Keller #6 will co-star George Takei, best known as Lieutenant Sulu. And it was at a comic convention that George met Kevin’s creator Dan Parent and succumbed to Parent’s …

Taking Apart The Archie Comics Press Release

Archie Comics are about to issue one of those self congratulatory PR pieces that the Associated Press are so fond of, and that many sites just cut and paste into their news coverage. But how about we go through each …

Gay Marriage Issue Of Archie Sells Out, Despite One Million Mom Pressure

The One Million Moms may have demanded that Toys R Us remove the Life With Archie comic, featuring a future Kevin Keller marrying his intended. But it looks like Toys R Us probably won’t have been able to comply. Because …

Now Archie Comics Gives You A Gay President With Kevin Keller #4

  He was Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Then in a future world, he’ll take part in Archie’s first same-sex marriage. And now… could he be Archie Comics’ first gay President? Class President that is. Here’s a preview of …

Exclusive: Archie Comics Gay Wedding Cover

This is the new cover to the upcoming Life With Archie #16, the comic which envisions possible futures for Archie characters. And this upcoming issue features the gay inter racial wedding of soldier Kevin Keller and his intended. On the …

Covers From Kevin Keller #1, This January

In America 2012, the only mainstream publisher with an ongoing comic starring an openly gay male lead will be Archie Comics. How things have changed. Coming out in January, Kevin Keller #1. Here are a couple of covers.

Archie Comics’ First Gay Wedding

Can you believe such a comic book could have existed from Archie Comics just a few years ago? In Life With Archie #16, which looks at the world of a twenty-somthing Archie cast has recently created gay character Kevin Keller …

Archie Tackles Gays In The Military

Blimey, they’re not doing anything by half measures. No sooner have they introduced Riverdale’s first openly gay character, then given him his own book, now Kevin Keller wants to sign up to the US Military Academy, following in his father …

Kevin Keller Gets Own Comic Book – Riverdale Just Got A Tad Gayer

Kevin Keller, Riverdale’s first openly gay character, appeared in Veronica last year, created by Archie cartoonist Dan Parent, which also caused the comic in question to receive the first second print in the company’s history. Well, sales, talk, and now …