Kevin Keller

Overview

Read all about Kevin's introduction to the world of Riverdale! Journey into the mind and heart of Riverdale's newest resident.

You'll see how Kevin first met Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica; how he came to love journalism, and what drives him to want to follow in the footsteps of his father, a retired Army Colonel, and serve in the military!

Experience what it was like for Kevin growing up and how he ...

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Overview

Read all about Kevin's introduction to the world of Riverdale! Journey into the mind and heart of Riverdale's newest resident.

You'll see how Kevin first met Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica; how he came to love journalism, and what drives him to want to follow in the footsteps of his father, a retired Army Colonel, and serve in the military!

Experience what it was like for Kevin growing up and how he learned to deal with all kinds of issues ranging from schoolyard bullying to discovering who he is and who he wants to be.

Writer and artist Dan Parent brings to life a brand new character for a bright new world!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
For decades, the Archie line marked its territory with a certain timelessness and remained staid in its depiction of Riverdale and its inhabitants. But times have changed and hunky new student Kevin Keller’s on the scene to help usher the gang at Riverdale High into the 21st century. A former army brat, Kevin fits right in, especially with Veronica, and brings something new by being the first gay character in the line’s history. That narrative move could have proven a stereotypical disaster, but writer/artist Parent crafts Kevin as a full-on character with a great deal of heart and instant likability while sidestepping obvious tropes. This volume is rounded with considerable back-story explaining just who Kevin is, where he comes from, and what he’s endured up to this point in his life, and that makes all the difference in getting readers on the guy’s side. He is simply a nice kid, and at its heart that’s what this story is really all about, rendering the whole gay angle clearly present but a decided non-issue. Fun from start to finish, this volume is highly recommended as a gateway into the contemporary world of Archie for newcomers and the returning curious. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"...an entertaining story that shows the power of family and friendship..." -Comics Bulletin

"We're so thrilled that the minds behind Archie have taken such positive steps toward bringing a normal, well-adjusted and likable gay teen to the forefront of their stories." -Perez Hilton

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879794931
  • Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,173,920
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

DAN PARENT is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work with Archie Comics, where he is an innovator behind some of Archie's biggest hits. Most notably, Parent is the writer/artist of the KEVIN KELLER series, which continues to receive widespread, positive media attention, most notably the  24TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK. He also was the writer of the story in which Archie fell for Valerie of Josie & the Pussycats, the artist of the OBAMA AND PALIN IN RIVERDALE, ARCHIE MEETS KISS and ARCHIE MEETS GLEE graphic novels.
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