Archie’s First Openly Gay Pal
Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones and the rest of the gang have a new adventure and a new friend in the latest character of Kevin Keller. Set to first appear in the upcoming issue Veronica #202, Keller is the handsome, amiable newcomer to Riverdale High, and Veronica sets her sights on him immediately, particularly after he bests Jughead in a burger-eating competition (*swoon*). However, Keller doesn’t seem to reciprocate Ronnie’s aggressive affection, and we find out why when he tells Jughead he’s gay.
From the few pages/panels/snippets I’ve found by rooting around the internet, I like that Kevin’s admission doesn’t seem to faze Jughead at all – his immediate interest lies in using this information to humiliate Veronica for his own amusement. Twisted? Sure! But not homophobic.
Welcome to Riverdale, Kevin – I think you might have a shot with Dilton, or Reggie if he’s drunk.