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10-Page Preview: Kevin Keller Gets Married In LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16

Archie Comics addresses both gay marriage and "don't ask don't tell" in their upcoming book.

Archie comics is one of the oldest ongoing comic publications and while the book primarily published stories revolving around Archie and whether he should be dating Betty or Veronica, they have recently begun to address more serious social issues whilst maintaining their very positive attitude that the books are known for.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16

Script: Paul Kupperberg Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith Cover by Norm Breyfogle

“Archie Marries Veronica” - Kevin returns from battle a war hero and the whole gang have assembled to watch him tie the knot! However it's not wedded bliss for all in attendance as the sting of separation from Veronica continues to pain Archie. Working class couple Reggie and Betty field an offer to star in a reality program showcasing their entrepreneurial nature while Dilton hatches a scheme with Mr. Lodge!
“Archie Marries Betty” - Kevin's wedding is upon us and you're on the guest list! But how exactly did Kevin meet his significant other? Discover how right in these pages... Meanwhile Archie juggles teaching responsibilities with his marriage to Betty. Don't miss out on the wedding event of the year that everyone's talking about!

In the upcoming issue #16 of LIFE WITH ARCHIE, the book will focus on the marriage of Kevin Keller to Doctor Clay Walker, simultaneously addressing both the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as well as gay marriage. In the upcoming issue, Keller reveals how being a war hero led him to meet and fall in love with his doctor, Clay.

The issue is set to hit comic shops on January 4th and local news stands on January 10th. It's interesting to see Archie Comics integrate social issues that have been a heavy topic of political debates head on. What do you think? Would you be interested in picking up the latest issue of LIFE WITH ARCHIE? Check out the full preview of the upcoming book below.

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Posted by kadosho_16bit

This is an Archie comic?! They let the characters evolve, and they feel real. This doesn't seem like an ordinary series anymore, its as if they wrote a drama on television. Something different doesn't hurt, but the plotline may turn many heads around about what makes Archie a comic (or is it something else entirely now?)

Posted by MetallicMercury

Well, that's adorable.

Posted by cacarl

I'm not a fan of Archie, butI like that the characters envolve.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

Archie being serious kind of ruins everything I liked about it (not that I liked it that much but still, I could have fun reading it, now I have zero interest).

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Posted by InnerVenom123

Bravo.

Although I didn't expect a war scene. That's uh... wow.

Posted by HexThis

An observation- Isn't it interesting that more mainstream, heterosexual characters never date outside their race yet they always have interracial gay couples? Northstar and his boyfriend, Michael C Hall's character in Six Feet Under, the gay friend in Easy A, the deaf gay brother in Swiss Family Stone, Carter in Spin City.

It's almost as though they're trying to hit two birds with one stone all the time to make sure all the minority bases are covered. It's hard to take umbrage with interracial dating seeing as how it's perfectly fine but why is it never the main characters that do that?

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Interesting to say the least ::shrugs:: Kinda read Archie to smile and laugh, not to address a social issue. But to each their own I suppose.

Posted by lykopis

I think this is awesome. Fantastic in every way.

Edited by Mutant God

how old is Archie and the others

Posted by Superguy0009e

this series seems off for archie...seriously, you get shot and scream Holy Cow?

Posted by lykopis

@Superguy0009e said:

this series seems off for archie...seriously, you get shot and scream Holy Cow?

k - now that is funny...

Posted by The Impersonator

@Mutant God said:

how old is Archie and the others

Let's just say that they are immortal. =P

Posted by sparty-dbq

Hopefully, this comic will make Rush Limbaugh's head explode.

Posted by NightFang

@cacarl said:

I'm not a fan of Archie, butI like that the characters envolve.

Yeah, I might just start reading Archie just to see how much they've evolved.

Posted by Emperormeister734

Archie has truly opened up to the world now

Posted by Eyz

Gay Marriages, War, more realistic characters & situation... I guess the sales were slowly going down so someone had the (good) idea to shake things up at Archie :P

Posted by BatWatch

Archie target audience is young children. I see no reason to bring sexuality up to kids, and I seriously doubt their will be an equal representation of political views on this issue. With that in mind, I see it as nothing more than progressive brain washing.