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03:51 | 24th November 2017

Entertainment News: News

Fri 23 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


We knew at some point we wanted to introduce a gay character, and when I came up with the story idea, we felt it worked in context with this story

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Archie comics is about to feature its first gay character as the 2-D blonde muscle bulging Kevin Keller joins the likes of Archie, Veronica, Jughead and Betty in September.

Keller will feature in the issue 202 Veronica and cartoonist Dan Parent discusses the new addition to the group: “In the last year or two, we’ve been introducing a lot of new characters – Diverse characters, characters with different ethnicities,”

The story is entitles ‘Isn’t it Bromantic?’ and the premise consists of Veronica being attracted to Kevin but is later let down after he tells her is in fact gay and would be more interested in a ‘Vernon’ type as apposed to Veronica. The story shows acceptance of homosexuality by the gang as they befriend him.

According to Same Same he adds: “With trying to be diverse, we wanted to have everybody at the table.

We knew at some point we wanted to introduce a gay character, and when I came up with the story idea, we felt it worked in context with this story.”

 

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