At least they didn’t make it too obvious…
Oh well, Batman had Robin, and now Archie has Kevin Keller:
(CNN) — Riverdale High School, the stomping ground of comic book legend Archie Andrews, will open its doors to its first openly gay student.
Kevin Keller will be the new student to join Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty and Reggie, Archie Comics publications announced Thursday.
“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,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics co-CEO.
Kevin will make his entrance in the comic book in September.
Honestly, I was under the impression that the comic already had a gay character — I thought Archie came out of the closet decades ago: