Since his debut in 2010, Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller has been grabbing headlines. While the teen first made waves for his status as Archie’s first openly gay character, from there he’s brushed up against the political news of the day more and more. Aside from the reveal of his military father in his own book, Keller was soon married in the future-looking “Life With Archie” magazine, and this week he takes another step, this time towards even more political waters.
In this week’s “Life With Archie” #24, the adult, war vet Keller will run for Senate on an anti-gun platform. The move spins out of recent stories by writer Paul Kupperberg revolving around Keller’s husband being shot. The issue also introduces aged-up versions of rock bands Josie & The Pussycats and The Archies.
CBR News has an exclusive preview of the comic, which hits stores tomorrow. Check it out below.
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #24
“Archie Marries Veronica” – Change is afoot in Riverdale! After the devastating shooting of his partner, Kevin rethinks his risky career path while Clay recuperates. Kevin’s not the only one with a career shift in mind as Veronica moves on from Lodge Industries and Riverdale’s Mayor Moose contemplates making a political move to the senate. Plus, it’s the premiere of Reggie and Betty’s reality show at the Chok’lit Shoppe and Jughead is pulling out all the stops to make it a Hollywood-style event! In a night filled with excitement, Kevin has an announcement that will set the scene for many issues to come!
“Archie Marries Betty” – It’s the reunion we’ve all been waiting for as The Archies reunite to help raise money for a worthy cause. Jellybean’s unreliability comes to a head with older brother Jughead after the stress of Midge’s pregnancy takes its toll. Conflicts aside, this issue is a can’t-miss affair with Josie and the Pussycats making their Life with Archie debut as the headlining act for the grand opening of Archie’s new music club.
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
Shipping Date: 10/24,br>On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/7
48-page, full color comic