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Archie banned in Singapore over gay marriage storyline

One Million Moms isn’t the only entity whose ire Archie has raised with the storyline where the adult Kevin Keller gets married. It looks like they’ve also ticked off the country of Singapore, or at least its censors, per this Comics Alliance article: Singapore Bans Archie’s Kevin Keller Gay Marriage Comic. I’m pretty sure they felt the story fell under “deviant sexual practices” and “alternative lifestyles,” per the article’s listing of their censorship board’s rules. Singapore’s been recently debating censorship of media, one of the various…

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Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for September 2014

Here’s a look at what’s coming out for Archie for September. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, on sale Oct. 8, $4 Archie #660, on sale Oct. 1, $4 Betty and Veronica Comics Digest #227, on sale Sept. 24, $5 Kevin Keller #15, on sale Sept. 17, $4 World of Archie Comics Digest #43, on sale Sept. 17, $5 Trade paperbacks Archie: Rockin’ the World, on sale Oct. 15, $10 Comments Since it’s September, it’s a head start on Archie’s…

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Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for July 2014

Here’s what’s of interest from Archie for July 2014. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Archie #658, on sale July 30, $3 Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #225, on sale July 23, $7 Jughead and Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5, on sale Aug. 13, $7 Kevin Keller #15, on sale July 15, $3 (Final issue) Life With Archie #36, on sale July 23, $10 (Final issue) Trade paperbacks The Death of Archie, on sale Aug. 6, $15 Comments As I’ve noted earlier, Kevin Keller’s…

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“Kevin Keller” to be cancelled in July

Yet another bit of cancellation news about a comic I’ve enjoyed: “Kevin Keller,” the comic about Archie’s openly gay character, will be cancelled in July with issue #15. Kevin’s creator and main writer/artist, Dan Parent, gave some remarks on Kevin’s history and Archie’s future plans for the character in an interview. I’m sorry to see Kevin’s title being axed, but I presume sales must’ve declined. Archie’s sales on their “floppy” comics have usually been much lower than those for their digests, which usually rival what…

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Kevin Keller gets a superhero identity, serves as GLAAD’s 2013 “Spirit Day” ambassador

I’m a bit late posting this, but October 17 was “Spirit Day,” the annual day (spearheaded by gay rights group GLAAD) where various people wear purple (or change their online avatars purple) as a way of taking a stand against anti-LGBT bullying. This year, GLAAD made Archie’s Kevin Keller (this year’s winner of its comic award) its fictional ambassador for Spirit Day. Along with this came an interview in USA Today with creator Dan Parent. Among other things, Kevin will be gaining his own superhero identity…

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Comic review: Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy

Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy Written by: Dan Parent Art by: Dan Parent (issues #5-7), Bill Galvan (issue #8) While I haven’t read the trade paperback itself, I have read the individual issues making up Kevin Keller’s second trade volume. My thoughts on the individual installments are below. Kevin Keller #5 Kevin gets his first car, which resident genius Dilton Doiley helps soup up. When Kevin arranges a date, he decides to use the car and take his date to the drive-in, despite not having…

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Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for September 2013

Here’s what’s of interest from Archie Comics for September 2013. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Betty and Veronica Double Digest #216, on sale Sept. 25, $4 Kevin Keller #11, on sale Oct. 9, $3 Life With Archie #32, on sale Sept. 25, $4 Trade paperbacks Archie: The Married Life, Book 4, on sale Oct. 16, $20 Comments This month sees the start of Archie’s advertised new series, “Afterlife With Archie,” which, like “Life With Archie” sounds like it’s aimed at an older-than-usual audience. Can’t…

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Same-sex weddings in cartoons

June is both the traditional month for weddings, as well as LGBT Pride Month. Thus, I thought it’d be worth looking at some memorable same-sex cartoon weddings… Kevin Keller The adult version of new Archie character Kevin Keller‘s been seen in ongoing series “Life With Archie.” In both alternate futures of this series, Kevin marries one Dr. Clay Walker, the man he met while recovering from being wounded in battle in an unnamed Middle Eastern war. The wedding was seen in “Life With Archie” #16,…

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Kevin Keller finally kisses on-camera, plus a slight poke at One Million Moms

As I noted in the Archie solicitations for last month, we’re finally going to get to see Kevin Keller kiss his boyfriend. And not just a kiss on the cheek, but an actual kiss on the lips. At least, that’s what the released advertising images indicate, as seen in this post. Accompanying this is some publicity, including this Associated Press article about the upcoming story. One interesting tidbit is that there’s a scene with a woman protesting against Kevin and Devon kissing…meant to be a…

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Anthony’s Archie Comics picks for August 2013

Here’s my alliteratively-titled Archie comics picks for August 2013. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Archie #647, on sale Sept. 4, $3 Betty and Veronica Double Digest #215, on sale Aug. 28, $4 Jughead Double Double Digest #196, on sale Sept. 11, $6 Trade paperbacks Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within, vol. 3, on sale Sept. 4, $11 Comments The Archie-proper title seems to have eased off of the stunt storylines for the moment, though it’s delving back into parallel universes (again) with this…

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