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DAN PARENT: The man behind Archie Comics' first gay character thanks One Million Moms.

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George Takei Beamed to Riverdale in 'Archie' Comics Appearance

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George Takei and his husband Brad make an appearance in a 'Kevin Keller' Archie comic released today, USA Today reports:

Archie2In the new Kevin Keller comic, Kevin and his friends are assigned to write about somebody who inspires them, and he pens an essay about Takei, who came out to the press as a gay man in 2005.

The issue shares Takei's life story, from his childhood spent in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II with his family to playing Sulu on the iconic 1960s Star Trek series to his later advocacy for gay rights and equality.

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"It's reflecting the diversity of America, and embracing that diversity as a positive," Takei says of his comic appearance. "There I am not only as a gay man but as an Asian-American gay man and I'm idolized by Kevin. Him and his gang travel to a sci-fi convention. How much more American can you be?"

Much more at USA Today...

Takei will be at New York City's Midtown Comics tonight at 9 to sign the issue.

Check out more panes from the issue, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Archie' Issue Featuring Gay Marriage Sells Out After Boycott Threat

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Life with Archie #16, with featured the marriage of gay character Kevin Keller, has sold out, the company announced yesterday.

Marriage2_kellerThe issue was the target of a boycott threat aimed at Toys R Us by the American Family Association's One Million Moms project, which threatened that its members would stop shopping there unless the store removed the issue from its shelves. Unfortunately for AFA, it looks as though customers did the store's work for them.

Archie Comics, the home to some of the world’s most recognizable characters --  including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch -- is proud to announce that the company has sold out of LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16.

“Kevin will always be a major part of Riverdale, and we’re overjoyed, honored and humbled by the response to this issue,” said Jon Goldwater, Co-CEO of Archie Comics. “Our fans have come out full force to support Kevin. He is, without a doubt, the most important new character in Archie history. He’s here to stay.”

Earlier this week, Goldwater released a statement about the boycott threat:

“We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.“


Archie Comics CEO Says Gay Character 'Will Live a Long Life, Free of Hate and Narrow-Minded People'

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Archie Comics CEO John Goldwater has responded to a campaign from American Family Association project One Million Moms asking Toys R Us to remove an issue featuring gay character Kevin Keller's marriage from its shelves.

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“We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.“


Archie's Gay Character Kevin Keller Gets Married

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Archie Comics' first gay character Kevin Keller got married this week. GLAAD writes:

Riverdale's first gay character, Kevin Keller, joins the military, meets his partner and walks down the aisle in Life with Archie #16, released in comic book stores today.  The series, which follows the lives of Riverdale High School students a few years after graduation, focuses on Kevin and his life as a young adult in its January issue.

In this issue, readers discover that Kevin decided to follow in his father's footsteps by joining the military, and following an injury in Iraq, he meets Dr. Clay Walker at a hospital's rehabilitation unit.  While Dr. Walker helps Kevin regain his ability to walk, the two develop a friendship.  It’s not until a chance encounter at an airport that they start dating, which eventually leads to their marriage in Riverdale.

See the cover of the issue, AFTER THE JUMP...

Kevin Keller even has his own Twitter account. He tweeted this week: "Today is my wedding!! Thanks for all the support"

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'Archie', 'A Couple of Guys' Comics to Celebrate Gay Weddings

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News that Archie's new gay character Kevin Keller will wed in January has come in this morning.

But first...

There is another nationally-syndicated gay comic that has had a same-sex marriage, and those characters will renew their vows this month to mark New York's new marriage equality law.

Eric Parker and Joey Romelli, the title characters from Dave Brousseau's strip "A Couple of Guys" (above), were married in Massachusetts in 2004, and will renew their wedding vows at the Central Park Boathouse, in three strips dated the weeks of September 12, 19 and 26. One of those strips has already been published. You can read it HERE.

Brousseau's comic, which runs in gay publications in Seattle, Detroit, and Dallas, among others, celebrates 15 years of publication this month, and you can follow it on Facebook HERE.

As for Archie's Kevin Keller, "The publisher announced this week that the happy event will take place in Life With Archie #16, on sale in January."


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