"Kevin Keller"- the gay Archie character
I read comics and when I read they were introducing a gay character in Archie, I had to read it. I give Archie credit for not only having a gay character but creating a new guy and not just retconning somebody - though Reggie did always wear a Speedo and have a bitchy side.
But Kevin is way too perfect in a universe full of imperfect characters. Most parents in Archie's universe often seem like they want to starngle their kids, but not Kevin's. I like how he is out but would rather have a flawed character than a boring one.
I think a lot of readers, especially younger ones, are going to get bored by a guy who succeeds at everything he does.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/15/2014|
R1, you know what I mean. Archie and the gang are not perfect but everything Kevin does is perfect. He wins on a quiz show, he runs for class president and wins, his family is always smiling and cheering their perfect son on.
I'd rather he maybe borrowed his dad's car without asking and dinged it and tried to cover it up. Or made a date with two guys. Or hurts somebody's feelings. Even Betty has more of an edge.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/19/2012|
Maybe he should r-r-rape Archie or Reggie...
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/19/2012|
There's a very special issue coming out where Kevin is ruffied by Moose and gang raped by the football team. The cartoonists doing the issue are from Falcon Studios.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/19/2012|
Once again, it's the idea that people have to overcompensate for being gay in order to be accepted i.e., being the best at everything, good looking, virtuous, etc. Why can't he be an average C+ student who occasionaly skips school?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/16/2013|
Clearly Kevin is a victim of the velvet rage.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/16/2013|
So, Kevin is a gay Sidney Poitiers?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/16/2013|
Hold on. I thought he had an older Afro-American bf that was rolled around in a wheelchair?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/16/2013|
[quote]So, Kevin is a gay Sidney Poitiers?
Poitiers? Aren't those what Mammy used to make Scarlett a green velvet dress?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/16/2013|
This thread is useless without a drawing.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/16/2013|
Didn't Kevin get married?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/16/2013|
I've got some pix of Lil Jinx slapping her pussy if that interests you.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/18/2013|
I don't think they're even going to bother to release #14, the last issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/15/2014|